Summer Style

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.
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  1. Stephanie says

    I love the recycle bin idea, I don't know why I haven't thought of that before. Plus the sunscreen/bug spray is always needed, you never know when those little buggies will be out!