Entertaining outdoors is one of my favorite things about summer. A few simple tricks can instantly elevate your gathering, proving that outdoor entertaining can be stylish without being complicated.
No matter what size your outdoor space is, you’ll want to create a few areas for specific purposes. Think: food and drinks, a place for guests to mingle and relax, and functional yet chic decor.
DESIGNATE THE DRINK AREA.
Make it easy for your guests to make a drink or find the refreshments. You don’t have to have an outdoor bar, you can use a fun table you already have and set it up accordingly. The serving space can also be used for appetizers or a dessert station. Remember that just because you are outdoors, doesn’t mean you have to use reusable products. Invest in a nice outdoor stemware and serve ware. Your guests will thank you later.
STYLE FOR SUMMER.
If you are the type that likes to decorate for each and every event, outdoor entertaining can be especially fun…and easy. Use potted plants to decorate your space, add a few fun throw pillows to your outdoor furniture, and break out the candles! Citronella has come a long way, and many of the candle containers are beautiful! You definitely don’t want your guests leaving with numerous mosquito bites, so in my opinion, the more the merrier.
If the evenings get chilly, have a portable heater or fire pit and a few outdoor throws handy. Many of our parties start out as warm evening but we always end up around the firepit at night.
Let us know how we can help you style your patio for your next event, or just to enjoy your everyday living. Cheers!