Summer is here and we can finally take entertaining outside! There are so many ways to customize an al fresco dining experience and as the host, the challenge is to avoid overcomplicating set up so you can kick off your shoes along with guests.
For a recent backyard BBQ, we kept things simple with Black + White accents, self-serve stations and lawn games to take full advantage of the space.
Keep things casual by allowing guests to serve themselves. Use large serving pieces to minimize time spent in the kitchen replenishing dishes.
Lawn games, lounge areas and cocktail tables encourage guests to mix + mingle throughout the evening.