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Time for Outdoor Entertaining

The days are getting a longer and the nights a little warmer, and with the low humidity and almost no bugs this the perfect time of year to plan an outdoor get together. To help you plan we have put together a list of our favorite planning tips and recipes from around the web.

Send Out Invitations Early

As we all know our calendars fill up quickly as the weather starts to warm up. That’s why the experts at Elite Daily suggest sending out your invitations early before everyone has all of their weekends booked. Early invitations also gives you the opportunity to start your party planning early, which can save you time and money.

Prep Your Yard and Patio

Make sure that the lawn has been freshly cut and the yard is free of debris and kids toys. Keep your guests comfort in mind by providing plenty of seating both inside and out. And, of course, don’t forget the lighting!
According to HGTV, outdoor lighting can create a special atmosphere for you and your guests. Our experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Jacksonville can help you set the mood of your outdoor space. We offer both short and long term solutions for you outdoor entertaining. With event lighting or a new customized system suited to your home’s needs, you can highlight your home’s exterior and extend your living space to the outside.

Plan the Menu

Having a menu that everyone can enjoy is important, so you may want to ask your guests if they have any food allergies or dietary preferences to make planning easier.

You can find great party menu ideas on the web, have your party catered or have a potluck style dinner, which we have to agree with HGTV, not only is this a fun way to try new dishes it will also lighten your load.

Here are some of our favorite party recipes from around the web to enjoy around your backyard firepit:

For the Kids: Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Something Fun for Grown-ups: Bailey’s Dipped Toasted Marshmallows

outdoor firepit

Have a Great Time!

people enjoying party while clinking glasses

With these tips and lighting from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Jacksonville to set the mood you and your guests are guaranteed enjoy a perfect backyard Florida night.

Call us today at (904) 342-6040 for a free consultation and nighttime demonstration.

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