Tips for Outdoor Entertaining this Summer

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Tips for Outdoor Entertaining this Summer

Summer is finally here! We want to address some of the best tips for outdoor entertaining. The arrival of warm weather has us all in the mood for planning our next outdoor event. After what felt like a long winter being stuck inside and a rainy spring, we cannot wait to start grilling and enjoying summer days and nights with our family and friends. There is a joy about outdoor entertaining that makes it so much fun and relaxing. We believe that if you, the host, feels relaxed, so will your guests. We decided to put together some of our favorite easy tips for outdoor entertaining that we know will help you and your guests relax and enjoy summer!

#1 Keep Food Simple for Outdoor Entertaining

Easy and fresh is always a great option for serving! Fresh fruits and vegetables are a simple, colorful, and fun choice! Not to mention, they are healthy options for everyone! Salad, snacks, cold drinks, you’ve got yourself a party!

Break out the grill and throw on some burgers and hotdogs! There’s nothing better for an outdoor gathering than breaking out the barbeque. Don’t forget to throw some chips in a bowl and there you have it.

Don’t forget to make sure you have plenty of drinks, especially during the heat of the summer. Parents/adults, make sure you have a good supply of beer and batch up some margaritas! Nothing is more refreshing than a nice margarita in the summer.

#2 Have an Umbrella or Canopy

Not only does an umbrella or canopy protect your food and guests from the sun, it also helps protect against any possible unwelcome weather. Not to mention, it defines your entire outdoor dining area. You can add a pop of color or character with the umbrella you choose. A canopy is a great way to enjoy your patio and the outdoors without getting uncomfortable sitting in the sun. Installing an outdoor canopy will help provide protection and shade from the harmful UV rays for anyone. It gives you a place to escape any wet weather or harsh sun enabling everyone to enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. Sitting in the shade with a nice breeze will help keep you cool.

Another reason we love canopies so much is because some have zippered sides. If you live in an area with a lot of bugs and mosquitos, you definitely want one of these! Being able to zip up the sides helps to keep out those pesky mosquitos. I think it’s safe to say, no one likes bug bites! Canopies can make your outdoor area a great area to hangout and have gatherings. This also helps so you don’t have to be stuck inside if it’s too sunny or even rainy. Canopies offer an excellent source of permanent shade. You can even dress them up with a fan or string lights. An outdoor canopy can completely transform any outdoor area into an enjoyable, usable safe area.

#3 Add An Outdoor Rug

It is no exaggeration that adding a rug can transform your patio. A great quality rug can really brighten up the place. Rugs are so important. We might even say that rugs are more important outside than they are inside. Do not hesitate to put a rug anywhere, even on grass. Having a rug provides an instant room-like setting. A good rug can define your space and complete the look of your area. Not only that, but it can also add in color and style to your area. A rug gives you an opportunity to add an extra personal touch, by adding a pop of color and style to your area. A rug can also add a sense of coziness to your outdoor area and it can also make your space feel like an outdoor room.

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#4 Pillows, Pillows, Pillows

If your outdoor furniture is looking faded or worn down from the weather, don’t worry. Before you decide to go out and spend a fortune to buy new furniture, try this hack. Try to change out the pillows and/or replacing the cushions. This is a great way to make your old furniture look new and save you a lot of money. If this doesn’t work, try removing the cushions from the pillowcase and wash them. When not in use, store your cushions in a dry, clean area if you can.

#5 Use a Nice Tablecloth

Use a colorful, tablecloth to create a casual, but festive table design. A tablecloth provides a picnic feel! Given the vast number of options out there, you are able to create the vibe you are wanting. You can go with less traditional, a beach vibe, casual picnic, the choices are endless.

#6 Re-purpose Old Indoor Items

Be creative. Almost anything that works inside can be re-purposed outside for an event. There are several items you have inside that would work great outside. Re-purposing these items can help create an outdoor room where people can gather, get cozy and relax. Grab some chairs, lay blankets, use pillows, make it a relaxing room.

#7 Stock a Bar

Creating a serve yourself drink station using a cute bar cart. Provide some extra essentials for guests to help themselves – straws, beverage naps, cups! Less time back and forth to the kitchen means more time to enjoy your guests. You could even make a big batch of margaritas! There is nothing everyone loves more than a refreshing margarita on a hot summer day!


Music is the backbone to a great party. You will want to ensure you have a great sound system in [lace to create the right mood. You can add a whole new atmosphere and ambiance to your backyard entertaining with an outdoor sound system. And we are just the team to help! One of the best parts of having a home is being able to show it off. Summer is here, so that means entertaining friends and family. Outdoor speaker systems can immerse your outdoor space perfectly. We provide the best service to create a perfectly balanced sound throughout your area. An optimized sound system results in the perfect blanket of audio that you and your friends/family can enjoy.

Having outdoor speakers stand up in harsh environments. Unlike the speakers from inside your house, your backyard is use to the rain, temperatures, sun. You need durable outdoor speakers that can stand up to any harsh conditions. Outdoor speakers are made to cut through gusty winds and other background noise. We strategically place speakers throughout your backyard in discreet places. This ensures your landscaping stays the focus. Having an outdoor sound system is easy to control.

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#9 Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting adds a great touch to your backyard. One of the best parts of having a beautiful home is being able to show it off. Having beautiful lighting doesn’t only enhance the beauty of your home and property, but it also helps to provide the added benefit of security. Today’s outdoor spaces are extensions of our homes including, kitchen equipment, dining spaces, lounge areas, and more. Outdoor lighting enhances the natural beauty of your home. It highlights the charming areas and features of your home. Outdoor lighting illuminates pathways and can create the vibe you are wanting.

Do you have a favorite area in your backyard? Spotlight it. Are there great architectural details on your patio? Get an accent light. Do you have a gorgeous garden area? Lead the way with path lights.

Outdoor lights can provide an increased level of safety. Safety is always a priority. When you are home or when you aren’t home, can help protect you and your home. At night, the right outdoor lights help allow you to move safely around in the dark. Outdoor mounted lanterns are perfect for driveways and stair railings. Outdoor wall lights help you identify doorways and exits and brighten entrances.

Set The Stage for Outdoor Entertaining

Your outdoor space offers another chance to be creative. Since you are creating a fun, relaxing environment, use your creative side. Outdoor entertaining doesn’t need to be stressful. When the hostess has fun, everyone has fun. We think if you follow these tips, you will be able to create seemingly effortless outdoor entertaining. And the easier it is, the more fun you’ll have. By doing a little prep work, you can create your relaxing oasis right in your backyard. Give us a call for your outdoor lighting and sound system needs. Let us take that aspect off your plate. Happy entertaining!

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