Summer is the absolutely best time to enjoy the beauty of mother nature. Although the weather can get too hot to even walk from your car to your front door, sometimes all you need is a nice breeze and a setting sun to enjoy yourself outdoors. So, with that in mind, and especially since we've created our share of beautiful outdoor entertaining areas, we've compiled a list of 5 simple summer outdoor entertaining ideas to help you take advantage of your yard in the summer months.
5 Simple Summer Outdoor Entertaining Ideas
Light Up the Night
As soon as the sun sets, most nights immediately begin to cool off. So, its best to be prepared with a creative lighting scheme that adds to the ambiance of the night, while also being practical to allow your guests to see their drinks. A simple strand of clear lights can do the trick as its not too bright to attack too many unwanted visitors (like bugs!) but still be bright enough to see the smiling faces of your guests - sure to be enjoying themselves.
Make It Comfortable
There is nothing worse than uncomfortable outdoor seating, something that will surely send guests to an early exit. However, adding comfortable and stylish outdoor seating is a simple fix and one that will make a big impact to the enjoyment of your outdoor living space.
Add Bright Touches of Color
We're a big fan of using color in outdoor spaces, so of course we love the idea of adding a brightly colored bistro table to add to the appeal. If colored furniture is a bit too much, you can always had pops of color in throw pillows or even brightly potted flowers such as impatiens.
Turn Up the Heat
Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits make a great addition to any outdoor entertaining. On chillier nights it creates added warmth while also creating a great excuse to make smoores - a delicious summer tradition. From an elaborate fireplace to a DIY hole in the ground, a fire is always a great end to a well spent night.
Cool Off Under Natural Shade
There is a lot to be said for adding trees to your backyard to cool off your guests. Many flowers and plats thrive in partially to fully shaded areas, and a few well placed shade trees can add the necessary beauty and practicality necessary to enjoy your patio and backyard.