Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Make the Most of the Summer Months

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This weekend, Memorial Day will usher in the slower days of summertime. The glow of the fireflies, the hum of the crickets and the balmy air make a magical landscape for summer memories. There’s always something memorable about staying outside late into the evening hours, waiting for the stars to come out. The pool water is refreshing and the sunsets are striking.

The warm summer months ahead call for one thing: outdoor entertaining.

Whether it be a small outdoor dinner for your closest friends or a party for the whole block, you’ll want to make sure your backyard and porch are all set for guests with the highest quality outdoor furniture. James Décor’s lines Brown Jordan, Century Furniture, Palecek, Frankford Umbrellas and Currey & Company carry everything you need to get the job done. They offer dining chairs, dining tables, lounge furniture, outdoor umbrellas and anything else you may need to get those summer parties rolling.

5 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining:

  1. While the furniture is important, no furniture will look good if your yard isn’t well landscaped. Don’t forget to mow and trim those bushes.

  2. Set the mood with lighting. String lights and lanterns placed on your patio will create a cozy glow.

  3. While most of the party might be outside, don’t overlook tidying up inside. Guests will most likely be in the kitchen or bathroom at some point.

  4. Set some bug spray out for guests who may have forgotten.

  5. Plan some fun activities. Outdoor games, such as croquet and bocce ball, are always a hit. Set up a sprinkler or slip ‘n slide for the kids. You could also set up a projector and screen for an outdoor movie.

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Now, get away from the screen and get outside. Summer is calling.

Michaela Satterfield

James Décor Writer