Throw the Perfect Outdoor Party

Turn your backyard into the ultimate entertaining spot, where friends and family will want to linger all season long.

Photo By: Simon Dale/AP Images

Photo By: Simon Dale , Simon Dale

Photo By: Simon Dale , Simon Dale

Photo By: Simon Dale

Photo By: Simon Dale/AP Images

Photo By: Simon Dale/AP Images

Photo By: Simon Dale , Simon Dale

Photo By: Simon Dale/AP Images

Photo By: Simon Dale/AP Images

Photo By: Simon Dale/AP Images

Throw the perfect outdoor party

Turn your backyard into the ultimate entertaining spot, where friends and family will want to linger all season long.

Set Your Table in Style

Being outdoors doesn't mean you have to go disposable. Use heavy-weight table linens and pull out your china and glasses for an outdoor meal experience guests won't soon forget.

Light it up

Especially for evening parties, consider stringing a few strands of globe lights over the dining area. They'll illuminate the space and bring in a festive ambience.

Create a chic bar area

Having a separate space for the drinks helps with the flow of the party, so guests aren't crowded into one serving area. Plus, with a few extra barstools, you can create an additional dining spot

Great guests great drinks

Have a refreshing drink ready for guests when they arrive. Bright and colorful, water infused with fruits and herbs is a favorite option.

Start with a neutral base

Choose outdoor furniture that stands the test of time. Weather-wise, of course, but also style and color. Neutral pieces with clean lines are always classic and easily dressed for party themes.

Think of the details

A great party host considers all the guests' needs. For this poolside gathering, buckets of ice keep drinks cold and straw totes are full of necessities from towels to sunscreen.

Arrange mulitple gathering spots

Throughout your outdoor space, group furniture together so guests have a place to gather. Here, a mix of patterns and textures combine for a comfortable sitting area that encourages conversation.

Bring life to the party

No outdoor room is complete without natural elements. Make sure to complement the style of your space, just like these potted succulents and cacti elevate this chic, contemporary sitting area.

Cozy ambience achieved

A welcoming fire pit allows for entertaining year-round. Add a note of sophistication with metallic accents. Woven lounge chairs and benches are softened by throw pillows in gold and pewter graphic patterns.