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12 Stress-Free Ideas for Your Next Outdoor Party

July 20, 2018

Whether it's a casual barbecue or a full-on dinner party with a touch of glam, you'll wow guests with these easy hosting and decorating tips.

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Entertaining Made Easy

Entertaining friends and family can be a lot of fun, but taking it outdoors is even better — especially when you have a few tricks up your sleeve. Keep reading for our top tips.

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Stress-Free Place Settings

If you do lots of outdoor entertaining (or just have kids), you may want to stock up on non-breakable tableware. Look for plastic or wood chargers, acrylic barware and melamine dishware. Buy coordinating colors and patterns you can mix and match throughout the year.

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Plastic Wine glasses

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The Urban Port Silver Charger

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Chic on the Cheap

You don't have to drop big bucks on fresh flowers to get that Insta-worthy centerpiece. Simple greenery (clippings from your yard will work!) strewn along a table runner can add sophistication without blocking all that sparkling dinner conversation.

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Plastic Wine glasses

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Twinkly Table Lights

When it comes to lighting your outdoor soiree, don't overlook the table itself. Those short strands of tiny LEDs look beautiful when clustered together in a vase or under a cloche. They instantly give the table a magical, romantic glow without creating a lot of heat.

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Monteith Blue Cloche Bottles

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