Patio Party Preparations

Summer is slowly coming to an end, but if you’re in Florida with us, you will be continuing your patio parties well into fall. There are a few essential preparations you need to achieve an awesome outdoor soiree. Keep reading for some of our party suggestions!

Color Palette

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Just like a room, decorating a patio starts with a color palette. For events that have a kids side and an adult side, balance is the key to making everyone happy. Look for color combinations that have at least one neutral color, and one pop color in the mix. It will help with incorporating a fun and playful look while maintaining a sophisticated tone at your patio party.

Furniture

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Next, you have to find the perfect furniture. Modular sectionals are great for outdoor spaces, especially a sectional with a durable fabric that can hold up against children as well as the elements. Depending on the size and shape of your backyard space, a modular sectional can give you a lot of options for different configurations to provide maximum seating.

Dining Table

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Look for a dining table that is going to be an investment for your backyard space. I would recommend against bargain shopping at this point. If you plan to entertain every season, you need to have a table that will last. At the same time, there are many high-quality options that will not only resist the elements but also add to the color and style of your event.

If the dining table is the time to invest, the chairs are another story entirely. Comparison shop away. There are plenty of inexpensive options that will go perfectly with an upscale design. I like outdoor dining chairs that are light, stackable, and have some color to them.

Outdoor Rug

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You can’t forget about the rug! Rugs make a beautiful addition to any styled space, and the outdoors are no exception. In fact, outdoor rugs may be even more ideal because they are kid and pet proof. They are extremely durable because dirt and mud simply sit on the surface of the rug, making it much easier to clean up after your soiree. As the perfect inexpensive way to brighten up your space, outdoor rugs come in a wonderful range of colors and patterns that will help you design a party that will leave all of your guests impressed!

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Table Essentials For Your Patriotic Party!

Cooking out is a go-to plan when thinking about July 4th. It’s so nice to be outside and really enjoy how beautiful our country is. In order to make your July 4th party cute and an American classic, we have some decor ideas that are essential to making your party the talk of the year!

Centerpieces

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You should keep it fresh and patriotic by using white and red flowers in a clear vase, but put blue food coloring in the water to tie in all of our nation’s colors. Feel free to tie a burlap ribbon around it to give it a little more of a backyard, homemade style. You can also add a mini American flag in the middle of the flower arrangement or a few red, white, and blue silk ribbons. Get creative! Maybe even have some other the kids help you decorate them.

Luminaries 

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Create luminaries. It gives the decor a special sentimental feeling. It’s resembles remembrance  and respect. The American flags decoupaged on clear mason jars is brilliant. It gives the luminaries a rustic backyard look but keeps the whole idea very classic. Make sure to have some other these beautiful luminaries at your July 4th cookout.

Build Your Own

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We know…Build your own hot dog and burger bar with everything you could possible imagine! It’s a brilliant idea that we use pretty often, but add your own twist to it. This is the buffet everyone dreams about. If you can find a way to make it unique and different, everyone will be talking about how great of an idea a hot dog and burger buffet is even though we see it often. Don’t forget the cute decorations to cover the table!

Snacks

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Let’s not forget about all the adorable festive treats you can make! This is one of our favorite parts because you really get to show off your creativity, and it just makes all the food fun!

July 4th is the time of year you get to celebrate what an amazing country we live in and truly enjoy friends and family. Make it a day to remember for months after!

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