By Joe Szabo, Scottsdale Real Estate Team
Keeping it simple is the key to outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re working with a stylish backyard, small stoop, or roof deck, our dinner party features a few key pieces that work in any setting. Tasteful string lights, mellow table settings, and mismatched styles are perfect for entertaining alfresco.
String them along
Bulb-style bistro string lights above the table illuminate the scene, while two big Monstera leaves as a tropical centerpiece means no fuss over arranging flowers. The string lights bring an adult patio vibe to even the most casual of hangouts. On a small patio or balcony, go tall and string the lights up high to bring the eye up.
Go for an outdoor table that can handle any weather, and choose long benches for flexible seating that lets pets and kids squeeze in. Casual entertaining allows people to pop by as they like, so stash an extra plate under each place setting and let guests take what they need and pass along to any unaccounted for plus-ones.
Mix it up
Mixing gold and black cutlery keeps the informal feeling going because this should be fun, not stuffy. You can’t use enough color when you’re entertaining outside, so mix and match the plates, too. Acrylic glasses and multi-use trays are a perfect pairing for an outdoor dinner party.
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Judy LeMarr says
This is such a fun idea. Little touches like string lights, mixed and matched cookware, and colorful linens can immediately bring a beachy atmosphere to any outside space. Be sure to play some fun music and get some beachy drinks as well.