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Cooler Florida Weather = Outdoor Dinner Parties!

by Valerie DiVecchio 22. September 2010 21:06
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So I blog a good deal about weddings, but why should they have all the fun?  We live in paradise and Mother Nature has blessed us with a beautiful, natural backdrop for great parties.  Whether it's a dinner party with friends, holiday party for your neighbors or even a brunch with the extended family, your backyard offers a fabulous setting.

Often times people think that outdoor events equals eating off of paper plates and inhaling the scent of citronella.  Don't be afraid of using real linens and your good dishes, glasses and silverware.  String up some paper lanterns to create a soft, beautiful ambience, and add to the elegance with some candlelight.  Reception style food helps to create a mix-and-mingle atmosphere.  Use smaller plates and bite sized hors d'oeuvres so your guests are free to roam.

Concerned about the mosquitos?  Hire a pest control company to treat your yard.  Some companies have the ability to create a barrier that help to keep those blood suckers out.

The Fall 2010 edition of Get Married Magazine has an article called "Host Your Own Fresh Garden Party" that offers some great tidbits on how to add some finesse to your outdoor party:

  • Personalized napkins add a special touch by including your theme and color;
  • Hang tiny favor boxes from tree-shaped stands;
  • Home baked goodies are a great parting gift for guests.  Wrap them in cellophane bags to keep them safe from bugs;
  • Personalize your vase with a monogrammed initial;
  • Personalize beautiful glass champagne flutes with a ribbon and tag to prevent drink mix-ups;
  • One favor box color totally dressed up with different ribbons and tags add dimension to any table; and
  • Add a homegrown touch with mini buckets filled with fruit from your citrus trees or a local farmer's market.

It's your own yard - there is nothing more personal than that.  It's a great place to let your creativity shine and make it your own!

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