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

dining chair and throw
Photo by Thomas J. Story

Keep guests comfortable

9. Just in case: Draped throws on the backs of dining chairs offer warmth-as-needed for guests—and another punch of color.

Get it: 1934 metal chairs by Sundance ($245). Cashmere throws by Williams-Sonoma Home ($298 each). 

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