Impress Your Guests: Tips for a Perfect Outdoor Party

Village at Canterbury Outdoor LivingNotoriously warm temperatures and sunny weather make summer the perfect season to host an outdoor gathering. From barbeque cookouts to birthday parties, it is prime time to take advantage of the season as a hostess.

Below we have compiled a list of fun, elegant ideas for your next outdoor party from Better Homes and Gardens!

Serve small bites. Serve a variety of sweet and savory small bites to give guests a variety of options that are simple to eat. Their small size makes them easy to transport, so only take out what you need, and replenish as you need more!

Make picnic-inspired invitations. Get crafty and weave paper together to create an invitation with the look of a woven picnic basket. If you’re in a rush, simply buy tartan or checkered scrapbook paper for a similar look.

Serve a special summer drink. Soda, lemonade and sweet tea can be found everywhere, so provide guests with an exciting twist. For a summery spin on classic lemonade, add lemon thyme and peach nectar!

Decorate with flowers. Mix together a few bouquets of flowers for a fresh and seasonal centerpiece. The possibilities of colors and styles are endless, so you can find the perfect combination to match your party’s theme.

Rent a tent. For sophistication and security, rent a tent to cover an area of your gathering. The coverage will protect from showers and provide shade from the heat.

Make cookie party favors. Party favors aren’t just for kids! Set up a station with to-go baggies of sweet treats for guests to take on the way out.

With this list of wonderful tips, your next summer soiree is sure to be a hit! For more information about a new home to have your next party at, visit our website at

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