How to host a fabulous outdoor dinner party!

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Let’s get creative and wow our family or guests with a fabulous outdoor dinner party!  You know, one that has them talking from the minute they arrive and delighting in all the little surprises we may have for them.

One idea that I think can set the tone for the whole evening is to pick an unusual location.  Everyone expects to come and have dinner on your deck or patio, but what if we picked a location out of the norm?

What about an outdoor shed, a secret garden or a greenhouse?  Let me show you how I transformed my greenhouse into a dining room!

Start with a clean slate.  Declutter, wash windows, clean surfaces and sweep/vacuum floor.

Gather together serving pieces, linens, decor, china, glasses and cuttlery. Make sure to consider the season and have appropriate decor, lighting and heating/cooling for it.

Get creative and use interesting, unexpected pieces such as this tool box for drinks or the bakers rack on the next slide.

Plan ahead and make little cups filled with treats so that guests can help themselves as they please.

Set a beautiful place setting that will make your guests feel extra special.  Don't forget about candles as the sun fades and also have some blankets on hand for those who might get cold.

Enjoy!!!

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