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With Summer now in full swing, alfresco dining and entertaining is always a fun option for you and your guests. A beautiful table, great conversation, yummy food and a pretty setting is all you need to capture the essence of alfresco dining.
Here are a few suggestions for your next outdoor gathering:
*A tablecloth, flowers, and candles are the perfect combination for setting an outdoor table. Bring out some interesting ”themed” accessories from indoors to add ambiance.
*Have fun with your seating, your chairs do not all need to be the same.
*Decide whether you want your dinner to have a rustic feel or a very elegant feel as you plan your gathering.
*Go with a fabulous color scheme or bring in a collection of bright and happy colors for summer table setting…
*Or keep it simple and focus on the beautiful surroundings around you.
*Save yourself lots of return trips to the kitchen by staging a pretty table near your dinner table with the things you might need during your meal, such as extra water and wine, linens, and condiments.
*Cold food is often an easier choice than hot food, unless you have a barbecue or warming pad near to the table. Salads, sliced vegetables/fruit, pasta, and cheeses work well for alfresco dining.
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