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
Pile more cushions like the Bird Black Floor cushion from The Shop to create a comfy floor seating or prop them on your cane / metal furniture for a plush seat. Price, Rs 700
Jupiter Serving Tray from Cyahi will make your platter of assorted cheese standout. Price, Rs 1,165
It’s the little things that count when it comes to arranging a party, like the Turtle Bottle Opener from Casa Décor, which is essential to keep the drinks flowing. Price, Rs 500
Sarcelles Modern Wicker Patio Chairs from Overstock provide an ideal spot to sink into. Drape a soft throw on them for a snug seat. Price, Rs 17,936
Replace ceramic and glass serveware with wooden crockery like The Lakehouse Salad Bowl form Cyahi. Price, Rs 1,015
Swap your table runner with a simple cotton stole. Get your hands on the White-Black Handloom Kala Cotton Stole with Tassels from Jaypore. Price, Rs 3,400
If you’re serving up some weather appropriate hot chocolate, Palm Mug from Nicobar is the accessory you are looking for. Price, Rs 550
Seaside Treasures Navy and Pastel Blue Frosted Ombre Decorative Jar Vase from JCPenney can be used to hold tea light candles to add some warmth to your colourful setting. Price, Rs 6,572
If monochrome is what you’re looking for in your table runner, then fabric from Injiri’s Rebari collection is for you. Price, on request
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