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November 06, 2012
Group owner Richard Martine

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Outdoor Entertaining

By: Richard Martine   Post Date : November 06, 2012
When the birds start to chirp and the sun starts to shine a little bit brighter there is one thing that everyone likes to do--go outside. Being outdoors has a way of making people feel free and relaxed like no other setting can. That is what can make entertaining outdoors such a great thing to do.

Before you decide to entertain outdoors there is one thing you must consider and that is the environment your party is going to be in. Certain locales are better suited for certain types of gatherings largely because of the props you will be able to use to help you entertain. If you have a nice patio or veranda than your options are dependent on the furniture you have available. Should you be limited to just your average back yard you might be more limited to more of an informal affair with picnic tables or people standing while they eat.

When it comes to your furniture durability is typically the biggest concern. Outdoor furniture is usually made to withstand the weather, not so much for comfort or appearance. However, it is becoming more and more common to find fancier designs for outdoors.

One thing you must consider prior to entertaining outdoors is temperature. During the day be sure and provide sufficient shade for those that may be feeling the heat a little too much. Also be prepared for it to be cooler at night. People will be wearing light clothing when the party starts during the day, but will need heat source, i.e. fire, blanket, outdoor heater, etc., when the temperature begins to drop at night.

Prior to entertaining outdoors you will want to take a good look at your landscape. Like the interior of your home needs attention for indoor parties, so do your lawn and the rest of the outdoors. Be sure and cut your grass before a party, tend to any weeds in your flower gardens, and just clean up the space in general.

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