Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments. Hasn’t this summer been absolutely gorgeous? Here in the Pacific Northwest we really lucked out with not-too-hot temperatures, not too many bugs and enough rain to keep everything nice and green. It’s the perfect time of year to spend most of our time outdoors. As you drive through the streets of Portland and Seattle in the evenings, don’t be surprised if you see lots and lots of people hanging out on their front lawns and porches, and even more so on their back patios and in backyards. Grilling season is here and the deck furniture is primed for seating. It’s time to invite your friends and family to come over for dinner on the back patio!
We think one of the most important things to remember when entertaining is to keep it simple. Preventing everything (the menu, the decor, the guest list, etc) from getting too over-complicated is what’s going to make for a really successful patio dinner party! Check out our blog about party hosting and this one about summer entertaining – both of the blogs are chock full of great tips to make your dinner parties easy and breezy.
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What are your best tips for entertaining and patio party hosting?