On gorgeous summer nights you just want to get outside, and parties are no exception. The best way to class up any outdoor party is to stop thinking of a party outside as being that different than a party inside. Using nice linens, real plates and barware, and the same type of design elements you would inside will go a long way towards making it feel more luxe. Sure, a barbecue can mean a cooler of beer, but why not a nice ice bucket full of wine and champagne too? This doesn’t mean you have to buy all new “outdoor versions” of your indoor party essentials. The same tablecloth you use in the dining room will look chic over a card table you set up outside. But if you are in the mood to do a little shopping, here are some outdoor dining essentials to revamp your space.
Andrea Kiliany Thatcher is a freelance writer, editor and social media coordinator based out of the Philadelphia area. She writes mostly on fashion and beauty topics and has been covering New York Fashion Week and industry events for various online media since 2007.