Your guide to outdoor entertaining

Make your next outdoor party a breeze with inventive menus, fun decorating ideas, and easy tips

20 tips for your best outdoor party

In the West, we can hike in January, picnic in March, and even celebrate Thanksgiving––at least partly––outdoors. Here are our ideas for year-round entertaining outside

bar cart for entertaining
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Mobile drink station

3. Hands-free hosting: Set up an aperitif and appetizer cart with pour-your-own cocktails and grabbable nibbles.

4. Creative cooler: Keep the bubbly on ice in a garden pot.

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