Become the Master of Backyard Entertaining
Spring, summer, fall or winter, any season is the perfect season for backyard entertaining in Texas. Ready to add the little extras that will make a difference at your next party or get together? Kayla Kitts with HGTV’s design blog “Design Happens” points out several, simple ways you can make your backyard even better.
Style the Way You Set Up Your Food
Food can make, or break, any event even a casual backyard party. Make an evening meal with extended family a little more special by moving it outside. Set your food up buffet-style and accent it with some bright vases and seasonal flowers. You’ll make family and other guests feel special but can still keep the casualness of allowing them to fill their plates at their own pace.
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Add Some Indoor Comforts Outdoors
Break out some accents you might only expect to see indoors. Adding throws or an outdoor rug to your furniture gives your outdoor pieces the look of a living room set-up and will make your guests feel more comfortable. No, we don’t mean to pull out the old blankets; backyard furniture can already be hard enough to liven up. Pick up some colorful, durable throws and a patterned rug wherever you love to buy other home accents.
A Mini Bar is Always Welcome
Refreshments always make any party better. If you have an outdoor kitchen, dress up the mini bar with themed bar accessories and bar snacks. If you don’t, investing in a bar cart that’s made of a material that can withstand the elements is a smart entertaining idea. Throw a backyard BBQ and set up ingredients for a themed cocktail like a lemonade cooler or rum punch. You’ll be known as the best host in the neighborhood in no time.
Upgrading your patio lighting doesn’t have to be time intensive. Many home decor and home improvement stores sell strings of lights that add warmth and an inviting feel to an evening event. These lights can be as basic as twinkle string lights or a larger bulbs like a modern Edison-style string light can add a special feel to any evening party.
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