With outdoor entertaining in full swing, we invited four of our blogger friends to share their top entertaining tips. See how our #SummerSoiree bloggers styled the Hammered Glass Twin Beverage Dispensers, and be sure to enter a $250 gift card giveaway on their blogs this week!
“Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when entertaining outdoors. Furniture you use indoors such as a bookcase, chest of drawers or even an old sewing table can temporarily work as a food and beverage station.” – Beth, Home Stories A to Z
“There’s no need to buy items specifically for outdoor entertaining when so many regular decorative pieces will do the job just fine! I love using a basket to corral plates when entertaining outside – and it’s a great help when carrying your supplies around. Here are a few more ideas – any kind of jar is a cute spot for utensils, a decorative box holds napkins and keeps them from blowing away, and a decanter doubles as a beautiful vase for flowers. Take another look at your regular household items and make them work for outdoor entertaining as well!” – Sarah, Thrifty Décor Chick
“For evening entertaining, be sure to create plenty of relaxing ambiance with different types of lighting. I like to light some candles or tiki torches, hang some fun party lights, or add a lamp or lantern. The beautiful glow of lights always adds a special touch to any party.” – Traci, Beneath My Heart
“When entertaining outside, feel free to mix and match colors and textures you wouldn’t normally use! Choose bold colors to match the natural landscape of outdoors.” – Chris, Just A Girl