5 Outdoor Entertainment Must-Haves

26 Jul

There they go again throwing together yet another fabulous summer soiree with style, ease and grace. Entertaining can be such a piece of cake for some.  For others, it’s a hot mess.  No offense.  Awkward…

Take control of your outdoor entertainment woes with a little advanced planning and a handy-dandy, super reliable cheat sheet—Food, I Love You’s Top 5 Outdoor Entertainment Must-Haves:

  1. THE BARBEQUE.  The Holy Grill!  An outdoor extravaganza isn’t complete until you fire it up and get cookin’. Opt for this eco-friendlier, affordable, go-anywhere, clean-burning propane grill.  If there were a triple threat of BBQ’s, this would be it.
  1. THE AMBIANCE.  Cue the candlelight and keep bugs out.  Try these adorable eco-friendly citronella candles to add pops of color while preventing those itchy bites.  Your guests will love you.
  1. THE GARDEN.  Nothing sets the tablescape more than gorgeous floral arrangements.  Outdoors you can go a bit more casual so opt for Crate & Barrel’s mini potted succulents or create your own to achieve incredible texture and color.  What’s best is that succulents require less water the average plant and almost always become the topic of some green thumb’s conversation.
  1. THE LIQUID COURAGE.  A summer party without a signature drink is like a baseball game without hot dogs.  It’s just not a party.  Blend up your own Campari Crush for a palette-cleansing aperitif.
  1. THE MUSIC.  Channel your inner DJ and set the mood with tunes that’ll have your guests easing into conversation and boogying down into the wee hours of the morning.  Need some inspiration?  Your Daily Thread’s summer music playlist is a good start.

Ah!  Summer soirees are a breeze!  And this cheat sheet?  It’s our little secret. 


One Response to “5 Outdoor Entertainment Must-Haves”


  1. Last-Minute Healthy Labor Day Recipes « - September 2, 2011

    […] You’re stressing because you’re throwing a chic Labor Day BBQ for the friends and fam but you don’t know what to make.  Well, you’re in luck because I’ve put together my favorite healthy recipes from Food, I Love You! and some other food bloggers I’m currently obsessing over.  Now all you have to do is sit back, relax (wine in hand) and enjoy the people around you!  Oh–and don’t forget your Top 5 Outdoor Entertainment Must-Haves! […]

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