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26 Ways to Make Any Outdoor Get-Together Totally Epic

May 20, 2019

Lots of fun stuff and tasty eats from HGTV Magazine to host your outdoor palooza. Just add friends!

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Recipe: Iced Tea Spiked (or not!)

Everyone will love this drink.

Here's how:

  • 1. Make the simple syrup: Bring 1 cup each sugar and water to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar; let cool. Meanwhile, steep 8 black tea bags in a pitcher with 4 cups hot water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add 3 cups cold water.
  • 2. For spiked tea: Add the simple syrup and 3/4 cup citrus vodka.
  • 3. For alcohol-free tea: Add the simple syrup to taste. Chill, then serve over ice with lemon slices.

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Lime Patio Cooler

Keeps cans and bottles cold and rolls anywhere. (Permasteel 80-quart powder-coated-steel cooler in lime)

$152 at overstock

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Sustainable Cutlery

Tropical Fiesta birch cutlery

$12 (for a mixed set of 18) at talking tables

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Lobster Platter

These platters couldn't be cuter! (Lobster Bake 18"-diameter polycarbonate tray)

$49 at rock flower paper

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