Lighting is one of the key elements you should keep in mind when designing a beautiful room, and your outdoor space is no different! Using multiple light sources ranging in warmth and brightness will dramatically improve the overall feel of your outdoor gathering.
Dinner parties are a great way to invite your closest friends into a private setting for meaningful conversation, laughter, and memories. Keep in mind that guests will naturally drift off into their own conversations before and after dinner. To accommodate this, create multiple sitting areas for everyone to gather and relax. Not only does a fire pit provide warmth, but it is also a comforting place for friends to chat.
Planning some sort of activity for post-dinner fun is a great way to extend the night and keep the party going. Rather than sending your guests out the door right after dinner, plan something interactive for everyone to participate in. That might be grilling peaches over the fire pit, a game of Charades, or making a classic campfire dessert. S’mores are one of the easiest desserts for you to prepare, and are a hit no matter what. You can get creative and place out different types of chocolate like peanut butter cups, or caramel-filled bars.
As a rule of thumb, keep something living in each room of your house; whether that is fresh flowers, a plant, or a pet, it adds life into the home. An outdoor living area should get the same treatment! Adding fresh flowers and potted plants to a patio is an easy way to breathe life into the space, making it feel welcoming and lived in. Get creative and use unexpected objects whenever you can, so rather than putting a potted plant into a planter, use a large glass vase making the roots visible.
When it comes to outdoor entertaining tips, one of the most important is to provide plenty of comfort for your guests. Supplying blankets and bug spray, and making sure your seats are cozy are little details that your guests will appreciate.