Top Tips for Successful Summer Entertaining

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A successful dinner party doesn’t demand anything elaborate―just simple food, good company, and a convivial setting.

  1. Be prepared with all your outdoor plates, cutlery and drink containers stashed neatly together in a picnic set.
  2. If you are planning a real charcoal barbecue or want to set the outdoor fire alight, keep your barbecue safety lighter
  3. A market umbrella not only has the obvious task of providing shade, it also helps define your outdoor dining room.
  4. Comfortable chairs are a must if you want to enjoy the evening until late.
  5. Create warmth for when the night cools – try an outdoor fire, overhead heating or gas burner.
  6. Create ambience with themed decorations. Try a starfish tied to a basic napkin ring for a beachy feel or a single rose on each napkin establishes a pretty floral theme.
  7. As darkness falls, provide plenty of lighting. Lend an ethereal effect with LED lighting balls , LED wine bucket or LED flower pots that double as ice containers to keep your drinks cool as darkness falls.
  8. Master the music – turn up the radio or have a playlist ready on a jukebox.
  9. Entertain the kids – and your guests - with traditional games – Try these…. Boules, croquet, quoits, giant Garden Jenga or even portable badminton.

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