By Tanya Ryno
Warm weather, open air and relaxed spirits create the ideal conditions for easy entertaining this summer. Set the scene by creating an outdoor space that invites celebration, then use these simple tips for throwing a backyard party
that is fun for everyone -- including you!
- Begin by selecting a seat for your guests ... make sure you've got plenty of comfortable places to sit and an ample table. You can place tables together if needed and hide them under a fitting table cloth. The key is to make everyone feel like you were expecting them -- use place cards for large groups! If children are invited, make a separate table for them and use place cards so that they feel just as important.
- You'll be out in the sun all day so make sure to have some shade ... an umbrella will do and it will be a welcome source of relief for those who want to get away from the summers hot rays.