Our latest issue out now!Fall 2017
Let’s all take a moment and collectively agree that the best parties are the ones that end up outside. We’re just going to cut to the chase and celebrate parties that are entirely outdoors. If you’ve never hosted an outdoor party, and you want to have one that will live up to your Pinterest dreams, keep reading. We’ve got all the tips and tricks to make it happen.
1. Keep It Simple: We are all about easy peasy party ideas and hacks. If you don’t have a huge outdoor space strategically place a few recipes around the space. It creates a picnic like environment.
2. Say Yes to Food Bars: Food bars create a fun and interactive environment that allow guests to design a meal for their tastes. A Bruschetta Bar is always a hit!
3. Prep Ahead:Just do it. Prepping ahead of time is a necessary evil that makes entertaining so much easier. It’s true for just about every party, but especially outdoor entertaining. When all of your guests are outside, you definitely don’t want to be stuck inside preparing everything.
4. Food = Theme: Themed parties are the way to go every. single. time. To find inspiration, select a few recipes and then lets it evolve from there. For example start with pizza, than add sangria, a few refreshing appetizers and soon enough you have an entire event planned.
5. Stay Outside: Fully commit to the location and keep everything outside, including the bar.
6. Make Cleanup Part of the Decor: It happens to the best of us. Your single party trash can fills up and garbage begins to spread like wildfire throughout your home. An easy solution- set up a bunch of cute wastebaskets all around the space so nothing ends up on the ground.
7. Get ice ready days before.
Instead of lugging bags of ice home from the grocery store, plan ahead. A few days before a party start filling up large zip-top bags with ice from your own freezer.
8. Serve frozen desserts with speed.
Like ending your bash with a cold treat, but don’t want it to melt while you’re doling out scoop after scoop? Try this trick. Pre-scoop ice cream into mason jars, then leave them in the freezer until the end of the evening and then display over ice. Guests can grab what they want at their leisure.