May 18, 2010 by 3 Comments
I love this time of year when parties on the patio are the order of the day! Here are a few fresh ideas from Good Housekeeping, to help you keep your cool.
Don’t have enought lawn furniture to accomidate everyone? Bring some of your indoor furniture, out! Small side chairs & tables can be easily transported. Use coordinating table cloths and cushions to create a seamless look.
Set up a beverage station away from the food so traffic can move freely. Provide a recycle bin for empty bottles.
Be sure to keep your food buffet at proper temperature. Don’t let dishes sit out for more than an hour, or create a ‘cooler’ by filling a larger container with ice and setting bowls of salads on top.
Put your office supplies to work for you. Use plastic stick-on flags for drink markers – just jot down your name with a marker. Secure napkin-wrapped cutlery with colorful rubber bands.
Finally, keep your guests comfortable by filling a basket with sunblock, bug spray, and even light throws for when the sun goes down.