In our recent spring collaboration with Pier 1 Imports, we challenged home & design experts to show off their tips and tricks for elevating their outdoor spaces into ever-so-stylish settings for summer gatherings.
Once again, our creative community motivated us with their beautiful content full of inspiration for open-air dining. As we prepare for Memorial Day weekend – the kickoff to the outdoor entertaining season - we thought it was the right moment to share highlights from this fun campaign.
Hopeful backyard hosts and hostesses take note! Here are four standout party tips from our community that will help you throw the perfect summer soiree.
With kids playing, pets scrounging, and cocktails flowing – every host or hostess should be prepared with shatter resistant glass and dinnerware! Serve drinks and appetizers with peace of mind and a lighthearted attitude toward the occasional accident.
Up Your Table Game
Small details can make a big difference. Focusing on a tablescape is a great place to start, as it’s the central gathering point for any backyard gathering. Whether your friends are stopping by for a quick hello, or staying until the sun sets – having a colorful and uplifting area to sit and mingle is key. Kyla from House of Hipsters paired pops of pinks, pineapple décor, green foliage and fresh blooms together to catch the eye of her guests.
Every decorative plate needs yummy appetizers to accompany it. Whether you’re cooking or buying, make sure you have some seasonal bites to hold over your guests. Stuck on recipe ideas? Mckenzie, of Somethin’ Southern, rounded up three of her go-to appetizers for outdoor parties.
Now Take Ten
You’ve invited people together and set up an enviable entertaining space - now you deserve to sit back and savor the moment. Take advice from Megan, of Honey We’re Home and be a guest at your own party or you’ll miss out on the precious moments!
Any other tips and tricks for an unforgettable backyard party? We'd love to know below in the comments!