Outdoor Decorating Details
With festive outdoor lighting, parties can last long after the sun has set. Outdoor lighting can be both functional and festive: Whether, you're highlighting a focal point in the garden, defining a pathway, or setting a table with votives, lights will help you navigate the darkness and create a little romance outside. One week before your party, plan the table decorations and hang any festive details like flags or garlands. A few days before the event, buy the menu ingredients, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, and extra charcoal for the grill. To make the event less hectic, consider preparing salads and desserts on the day before the party.