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Oct 13, 2015

6 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining

The nights are getting (slightly) cooler and we’re ready to start sipping hot cocoa and bundling up in blankets … but it’s still nice enough to do so outdoors. Fall dinner parties under the trees and backyard soirees are some of our favorite things. We have six tips to make the most of fall and entertain friends and family outdoors with a harvest dinner or daytime potluck.

 

6 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining - Inspired by This

1. Tip: Move your indoor furniture outdoors to provide a cozy lounge
Rentals by Found Vintage Rentals
Photo by This Modern Romance
Florals by The Velvet Garden
via Be Inspired PR

6 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining - Inspired by This

2. Tip: Get cracking at the dinner table with a down home seafood boil
Furniture: Archive Rentals
Photography: Christine Bentley Photography

6 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining - Inspired by This

3. Tip: Create DIY centerpieces with mason jars and blooms from your backyard
Photography: Adrienne Maples Photography

6 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining - Inspired by This

4. Tip: Bring the whole crew together with a long family style table for endless laughs and conversation
Event Design: GATHER Events
Floral Design: Krista Jon
Photography: Rachel Wright

6 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining - Inspired by This

5. Tip: Add a s’mores station next to the fire pit for guests to enjoy
Photo via Be Inspired PR

6 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining - Inspired by This

6. Tip: Add fun and comfy seating options to your al fresco dining experience
Event Design: Mindy Weiss
Photography: Elizabeth Messina Photography

 

 

  • Carla

    mmmmm… seafood bake – so fun!

  • Michelle

    I’m all about the s’more station!

  • Karly

    Loving the different seating styles opposed to your typical patio furniture

  • Eve

    Definitely going to use these tips, especially with this warm weather in California right now!

  • Grace

    Can’t wait to throw an outdoor shindig!

  • Sharon

    All of this is so pretty! Definitely inspired to take the party outside 🙂

  • Courtney

    Loving the DIY centerpieces with mason jars! I need to try that!

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