Outdoor entertainment season is here! Hosting friends and family in your backyard is fun and festive, and the perfect way to savor long summer days. When planning your outdoor gatherings, you want guests to be comfortable and relaxed, an easy task with the right furnishings and other essentials. It’s easier than you think to create the perfect evening under the stars, for outdoor parties that will be unforgettable.
Outdoor Entertaining Made Easy with Beach Home Essentials
Comfortable Seating Areas
Seating is essential, and you’ll want plenty of it. Options are limitless depending on your space. For an oversized porch, you may consider a bed swing or porch swing. Adirondack chairs are always a crowd favorite for comfort and style. For a formal setting, choose an outdoor dining table with plenty of chairs – teak folding chairs are an excellent way for additional seating. If you’re looking for a more casual vibe, try an outdoor chair with ottoman or even a super functional indoor/outdoor pouf. Place them together in small groups, rather than all together, to promote conversation and encourage your guests to mingle.
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Once the sun goes down, there’s no need to move the party indoors while the weather is warm. To take your outdoor entertaining to the next level, design your outdoor lighting for both function and ambiance. A few easy ideas would be to string lights around the borders of your backyard or hang lanterns. Outdoor chandeliers create an immediate impact (no need for your style to stop at the back door!) Keep in mind that lights attract insects at night, so be mindful of locating lights too close to your seating and dining areas.
Eco-friendly is no longer a trend, it’s a way of life, and one easy way to cut your waste when planning your outdoor party is by replacing disposable dinnerware with reusable. You can stock up on melamine dinner sets that are not only better for the environment but stylish, too! They are durable and reusable, making them perfect for outdoor entertaining. Many options are dishwasher-safe as well, making it easier to clean up after your guests have gone home.
Outdoor Cooking Equipment
No summer party is complete without some delicious food, but you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen all day while your guests enjoy the warm weather. A barbecue is a perfect addition to your backyard to make your outdoor party a success. Grill up some delicious meats and vegetables to keep your guests nourished and happy throughout the day. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and corn-on-the-cob are popular favorites.
You can even kick it up a notch by investing in an outdoor propane cooker. Crawfish boil anyone? You’ll need a large stock pot as well.
Outdoor entertaining has long been a favorite pastime for people around the world. With the right gear, this summer could be shaping up to be your best yet. Browse through our selection today to find stunning outdoor decor to create a fun, laid-back atmosphere for your next summer get-together. We’re always happy to help if you need advice or assistance in choosing the right products for your needs.