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Have you hosted a summer party yet this year? Got any great tips for the rest of us?

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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Outdoor Entertaining Inspiration Will Make This Summer Even Hotter

Posted by Gabrielle Blair on June 28, 2012 

One of my favorite ways to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather is to host (or attend) a little evening get-together. Parties like these don't have to involve a lot of planning and can usually be thrown together quite easily with a few simple touches. Globe lanterns like the ones pictured above can be found at IKEA and I'm willing to bet you've got some votive candles stuck in a drawer somewhere. Throw a long tablecloth over your picnic table and suddenly you've created something magical! 

Click through for 5 more outdoor evening entertaining inspirations below:

What a fun idea to string a fixture from a tree and affix more strands of light to it. Tree stumps for chairs? Genius! 

Backyard movie night, I love it! Are those futon cushions propped up for prime viewing? Smart! String up a white sheet and hunt down a projector and you're set.

If you're lucky enough to have a pergola like this one, why not string up some bulbs for a little dinnertime ambiance? 

Fire pits make summer nights so much fun. I love how this one was built for entertaining. Anyone else have a sudden craving for s'mores? 

A Moroccan themed party like this one seems like it would be pretty easy to pull together. Gather together a few rugs and blankets, add in some comfy cushions and maybe a lantern or two, voila! Party perfection.  

Have you hosted a summer party yet this year? Got any great tips for the rest of us?

by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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Dodie702
by on Jul. 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM
Always have watermelon and bbq...yum!
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