Our handy guide to throwing the perfect outdoor party
With shorter days, it makes sense to take full advantage of the longer nights. If you’re hosting an outdoor do that runs into late evening, read on to find how you can ensure nothing rains on your parade.
The most important aspect is having comfortable furniture. If you are going for plastic or cane furniture, make sure you prop it with comfortable cushions in canvas covers to protect them from the elements. Arrange ample lighting for when the sun goes down. Light candles (think battery operated) at regular intervals. You can even make a canopy of fairy lights for a dreamy out take. Hurricanes are also a good alternative and inject an old-world charm to your setting. It is imperative to invest in a large ice bucket to ensure the drinks remain cool throughout.
For soft music wafting through the air, Bluetooth speakers can come in handy. Replace ceramic and glass serveware with wooden plates and bowls to avoid any unfortunate accidents. Mix things up and replace your table runner with a simple, minimally patterned cotton stole and pair it with fresh greens. For a slightly traditional twist, you can add copper water tumblers as well.
Browse through our handy list of all the essentials to ace your outdoor party setting