06/11/2013 04:09 pm ET Updated Aug 11, 2013

Find Your Summer Patio Party Style

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When the weather is fine, it's time to take the party outside. Whether you love planning elaborate menus and decor, or prefer easy last-minute cocktails with friends, the key is finding the fete to suit your style. Get inspired by these eight outdoor party ideas, from beachy cocktails to just desserts.

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