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Roundup: 10 Outdoor Party Essentials

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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Hosting those summer dinner parties are always a must - it's where you share and make lasting memories with close friends and family. Here are 10 must-have outdoor party essentials to help you plan the perfect evening with your loved ones. Think minimal and modern with lots of great textures! 

 

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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1. It's important to start thinking from the ground up when planning a perfect dinner party. Pick a table that is sturdy (so not to spill your drinks) and big enough to comfortably fit your guests without any elbow bumping. [Photo: Scandinavian Designs

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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2. Seating should be both comfy and stylish! You want your guests to stick around after dinner is served for good conversation and perhaps a fun game or two. [Photo: CB2

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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3. Scattered lighting along the table creates warm and welcoming ambience, especially as the sun starts to set a bit more throughout the evening. [Photo: H&M Home]

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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4. Forget the disposable plates - this is a classy affair! Be sure to serve your guests dinner on one-of-a-kind pieces. Stoneware is earthy, edgy and packed full of personality! [Photo: Etsy

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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5. Having a bit of bling can really make a difference from your day to day dinnerware and gold cutlery will make your party look all the more glorious! [Photo: West Elm

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

Photo: West Elm

6. Serve fancy drinks in unique cups by adding funky geometric drinking glasses to the mix. [Photo: West Elm

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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7. Have those napkins handy for any minor or major messes that may occur. There's something about cloth that makes the table look all the more sophisticated. [Photo: CB2]  

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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8. Add a playful or conversational piece to the table to keep things interesting. Snakes should do the trick! [Photo: H&M Home

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

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9. Serve your water, punch or even Sangria in a pretty pitcher full of pattern and personality. [Photo: Marimekko

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

Photo: H&M Home

10. Lastly, every table needs some fresh flowers to give your party that final touch. A textured and masculine vase will compliment any delicate flower! [Photo: H&M Home]

10 Outdoor Party Essentials

 

 

 

 

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