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Summertime party season is here. Check out these fabulous party recipes and backyard décor ideas!

With the official summer party kick-off weekend behind us, we want you to be ready for all outdoor entertaining opportunities this summer. Whether you are planning a July 4 or Labor Day blowout, or just want to be prepared for impromptu backyard dinner and drinks with friends, these ideas are sure to delight!

Mimosas any time, all the time

What’s more refreshing than a sweet, tropical cocktail in the summertime? Keep fresh fruit, tropical juices, and your favorite champagne on-hand this summer for impromptu mimosas with friends – any time of day! Sunny days and busy lives lend themselves to evenings of relaxation, with a bubbly concoction in-hand and conversation with friends. Be ready to unwind on a dime or plan the perfect Sunday brunch!

Take a look at these delicious drink confections for your next summertime get-together!

Evening outdoor dinner party perfection

Are you planning a formal affair this summer? Perhaps you will be hosting an anniversary party or wedding rehearsal dinner. Bring your formal drinkware, tableware, and place settings outdoors to create an outdoor dining utopia. Rented tables and chairs can be chosen to fit your personal design taste or you can simply bring your own dining furniture out onto your patio or yard.

Place settings with sprigs of fragrant herbs create an organic air and can be symbolic per your occasion. For instance, sprigs of rosemary symbolize love and remembrance; chamomile symbolizes patience and long life.

Don’t forget the backyard lighting! A professional Minneapolis patio lighting design will complement any backyard summertime party plan, and keep your soiree going after dark! We offer permanent and temporary lighting solutions for your party or event.

What’s on the grill? What’s in your glass?

It doesn’t have to be a fancy affair to impress your guests! Whether you are planning a vegetarian cookout, or are filling your grill top with fresh meats, there are perfect wine pairings for your backyard cookout. Pinot Noir is great with grilled food because it’s light flavor never overpowers your food. Pair it with smoked poultry, seafood, and red meat. Try it with these lemon chicken skewers.

There are a few wines that pair with just about anything from the grill, which you can keep on-hand for any summertime backyard barbeque occasion! Malbec, Dry Rosé, and Riesling are three all-around great wines that will tastily complement your favorite grilled dishes – sausages, burgers, seafood, or filets! Full-bodied Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon make perfect pairings for your vegetarian dishes.

Don’t let the flame from your grill be the only available lighting at your summer evening barbeques! Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis offers outdoor living lighting that will see you safely from your grill to your dining table.

Summertime desserts top it all off

Don’t skip dessert at your summertime parties! When it comes to satiating a sweet tooth in the summertime, we typically look for something light, flavorful, and fruity. Try single-serve dessert cups at your next affair, like these delectable looking no-bake raspberry mousse cups!
See the recipe video here!

Your tasty desserts won’t be the only things that shine at your summertime outdoor parties if you have our festive outdoor LED string lighting! What better way to illuminate your favorite party space than with our high-quality strings of LED globes for an air of fun, whimsy, and beauty?

At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis, we know that your summertime parties will be highlighted with festive décor, delicious foods, and wine and spirits – let your lighting be a focal point too. Don’t put off your patio, deck, or landscape lighting another minute! Call us today for a professional design consultation and nighttime demonstration. Allow us to show you how to set the perfect party scene with a professional outdoor lighting design for your Minneapolis area home and yard!

Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Minneapolis to begin!