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8 Outdoor Entertaining ideas to make this Summer

Written by: | Published: June 11, 2017 | Updated: September 05, 2023

I love summer for so many reasons, but the chance to get outside and put together some fabulous outdoor entertaining ideas is one of my favorites. There are delicious foods and beautiful bouquets just waiting to be created and shared. I love bringing the outdoors inside, but being outside can’t be beat. So this week, I picked 8 summer ideas to inspire your own outdoor entertaining. I can’t wait to hear about your own outdoor fun!

Outdoor Entertaining Ideas for Summer
Outdoor Entertaining Ideas for Summer

8 Outdoor Entertaining ideas to make this Summer

Whether you love to cook or are the happy host of a summer potluck feast, outdoor gatherings are the best! Don’t fuss too much, just invite your friends and enjoy the weather!

Here’s my short list of things to do when summer entertaining:

  • Have great food and drink – you can either make it all or ask everyone to bring something to share
  • Have some kind of entertainment – either games or music or an outdoor movie.
  • Mingle – introduce new friends to eachother, chat a bit with each guest and enjoy time together.
  • Make sure to think about things like seating, bug prevention (depending where you live) and shade or cover for hot sunny days or light rain in the afternoon.

What do you love most about outdoor entertaining?

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Summer outdoor entertaining ideas

Summer means we’re outside on the deck or at the park or BBQ on the patio. I love when we can finally get outside and enjoy all the color and flavor of the season! This week I chose my favorite outdoor entertaining ideas that YOU can make. Pick a project, invite over some friends, get outside and have some fun! I can’t wait to hear what you love to make for your summer outdoor entertaining.

Summer Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

Summertime Sundae Party | Easy Blueberry Strawberry Crisp | DIY Old Outdoor Patio Table

Tortellini Chickpea Pasta Salad | Garden Party Ideas | DIY Succulent Wreath

Asian Healthy Broccoli Salad | Make Your Own Creamsicles

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