Tips For Creating The Perfect Outdoor Party

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Image by my friend Sunita : Flickr Collection From Ohio

Fourth of July official means summer is here in my home garden.  My family and I enjoy being outside in the sun and under the stars taking in the gardens and enjoying each others company.  Our family and friends know we love to celebrate Independence Day with food, fireworks and laughter.  In today’s post I’m sharing a few tips that will help you create the perfect outdoor party this summer.  I’ve also got some great recipes to share that will create a celebration for your taste buds so be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for the images and links!

Images On behalf of TIKI® Brand

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  • Pop with Pattern: Pattern is a fun way to give your table personality. Use melamine plates for outdoor entertaining. They’re lightweight, break-resistant and available in lots of great designs like bold ikats, classic stripes or feminine florals.  If you can’t find printed dinnerware go with white plants and decorate with fabric on the table and with napkins.
  • Define the space: Line the perimeter of your space with TIKI torches to create an intimate area, then arrange seating, lighting, food and drinks within that area and use table torches to highlight areas of interest.

TIKI Torch

  • Master the mood: Lighting and music are two of the most important things for creating an ideal party setting. Place a couple of TIKI Brand’s Clean Burn™ Tabletop firepieces at the center of your table to create an intimate environment without a smoky mess when combined with TIKI Clean Burn Torch Fuel.  And of course, music sets the mood. Try kicking off the party with some jazz and then as the night progresses, turn to your favorite pop hits to keep things fun.
Red, White and Blue Table Top
Red, White and Blue Table Top
  • Create Comfort: When you’re outdoors, you want to enjoy the evening as long as possible and that means keeping guests comfortable. Drape a few chairs with a blanket or throw so that when the temperature dips, guests can wrap themselves in an extra layer of warmth and keep the conversations flowing.

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Don’t miss these tasty and easy to create dishes for your party this coming weekend.  I’ll be sharing more on my Creative Living and Growing Newsletter Weekly this summer so be sure to subscribe.

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A Fourth of July I will never forget was when our family from Washington State came to visit.  We had a huge pig roast, fireworks and more.  The talented Sunita shared images that she took at the event and in my garden.

Ohio @BG_garden

Flickr collection link at : July 4th BG_Garden.

[alert-warning]What makes up your perfect outdoor party in the summer time? I’d love to hear about it so please share by commenting on this blog post below.

Let’s Celebrate,

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