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Outdoor Entertaining

Outdoor Entertaining Has NEVER Been So Tempting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 07.06.2014 | HuffPost Home

Summertime is wonderful, we all acknowledge that. But with the potential for infinite mosquito bites and unavoidable humidity, al fresco dining isn't ...

14 Reasons Patio Parties Are The Best Parties

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

There are so many reasons summer is our favorite time of the year, with its long days and balmy nights and subliminal promptings to have another drink...

9 Ideas That'll Convince You to Add a Fire Pit to Your Backyard

Hometalk | Posted 06.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

From easy DIYs to incredible backyard upgrades, keep the fun rolling well past dark with your own fire pit. You won't believe all the different types of fire pits there are to choose from, and just how easy it is to build one yourself!

Set the Mood for Summer Outdoor Entertaining

Manja Swanson | Posted 07.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Manja Swanson

Aren't you just longing for relaxed evenings on the deck with good friends, good food, and good drinks? Here's how to set the mood for summer outdoor entertaining and host a smashing soiree.

11 Gorgeous Porches And Patios You'll Love

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 05.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

Of all the rooms in a house, sometimes the most impressive spaces aren't really rooms at all -- and these outdoor areas are certainly proof of that. F...

Transform Your Outdoor Space

Rana Florida | Posted 01.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

Summer is all about getting outdoors. Your outdoor space can be the perfect place to relax, have fun or entertain. With a little imagination, a touch of creativity, and some muscle an ordinary backyard space can be transformed into a magical oasis.

Dining Al Fresco: The Essentials

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 07.16.2013 | Style
Colleen Mullaney

Dining Al Fresco is the perfect way to enjoy a meal during the summer months. Chill some wine, whip up tasty summer dishes and enjoy the sunsets in the garden, in the harbor, or at the beach.

PHOTOS: The Most Perfect Picnic Baskets Ever

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 05.25.2013 | HuffPost Home

AKA seven cute ways to hide your booze in the park.

Patio Punch for the Weekend

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 06.26.2013 | Taste
Colleen Mullaney

The weekend forecast is sunshine and blue skies! It's time to kick back and whip up a batch of tasty Patio Punch.

Tips For Keeping Cool At A Hot Summer Party, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Event and lifestyle expert Colin Cowie, spoke about keeping cool at an outdoor party during the summer when he visited me on Mondays With Marlo. A...

Create The Perfect Summer Evening Outdoors

Lisa Holt | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lisa Holt

A girlfriend recently asked me for some guidance on how to decorate her tiny San Francisco apartment patio. She wanted something simple that felt like an escape from the city, and had a relaxing ambiance.

Everything You Need To Know About Summer Entertaining

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 07.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, we are trying to soak up all the summer entertaining tips and hints we can get our hands on. That's why we l...

How To Stop Mold From Dampening Your 4th Of July Bash

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Your patio is an entertaining hot spot in the summer, especially during the Fourth of July weekend. And while we know you've got your decorations read...

The 10 Most Amazing Settings For An Outdoor Party

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's finally summertime, and we are so ready for all of our favorite warm-weather activities, especially outdoor entertaining. There is just something...

7 Weird Ways To Bug-Proof Your Picnic

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's officially outdoor entertaining season, if the firing up of all the grills around us is any indication. Whether you're hosting a Memorial Day bar...

Selecting the Right Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Marcia Prentice | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Marcia Prentice

Summer is almost here! Now that the days and nights are much warmer, having an outdoor ceiling fan can help keep you cool. There are many different factors to consider when selecting the right outdoor ceiling fan for your home.

The One Thing That'll Make Sunny Weather Even Better

The Huffington Post | Dickson Wong | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've been thinking up ways to entertain friends and family outdoors thanks to the sunny weather. And without a doubt it's the perfect time for picnic...

Spring Style for Your Outdoor Space

Lisa Holt | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lisa Holt

Follow these simple tips and watch your outdoor space turn into the relaxing space you had always envisioned.

The Fabulous Fall Harvest Party Made Simple

Courtney Cachet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Courtney Cachet

October is the best time of the year to host a Fall Harvest Party. Here's a no-fail, no-fuss plan anyone can pull off, whether you live in a New York walk up or a country farm. I kept it casual, laid-back and hassle free.