13 Party-Ready Outdoor Spaces

Turn a bland backyard, patio or deck into a stylish space for al fresco entertaining with our expert inspiration.

Outdoor Party with Green Accents

Construct a DIY Buffet in a Snap

If you're short on surfaces for serving guests, try this designers' go-to trick: lay a hollow-core door or thick piece of plywood over evenly-spaced sawhorses, cover with fabric and voila — a beautiful buffet table with plenty of serving space that can be broken down again and stored when the party's over. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

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