09/19/2013 10:43 am ET Updated Sep 23, 2013

Creative Entertaining: Hot Arabian Nights

The last day of summer is just a few days away and there's no better time to gather friends and family for the final backyard soirée of the season.

It's your party -- there are no hard and fast rules. Pick a theme to set the tone for the food, décor and music. These party throwers chose the regions of Marrakesh and Morocco for inspiration.

Northern Africa's rich culture is reflected in the alluring design style. Vibrant shades of bright orange and fuchsia came together to mimic a colorful desert tent.

Traditional Arabic fare such as tabouleh, eggplant, baba ganoush, hummus, and other mezze salads were served.

This Arabian Nights theme party came complete with Bedouin tents, sitar and tablah musicians and even belly dancers.

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Hot Moroccan Nights

Photo credit: Henry Lin
Event design by: Mcnabb Roick Events