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The menu is an essential part of entertaining. Good food is a major impression for people. The second most important – and many times, first impression – is the setting. The table and surroundings set the tone for the evening and leave a lasting impression for the guests. Keep outdoor entertaining simple and rustic! Use whatever you can find and make do. I enjoy taking furniture from inside out, if that’s all I have. I also love using my collections such as my vintage enamel plates and service ware.
Keep things in easy access for guests, like a drink cart with all the essentials. I like for everyone to be at ease and be able to move around and refresh their drinks and food as needed.
I always try to set a little ambiance: lights in the trees, candles and quick floral arrangements (hydrangeas are the quickest and easiest thing). Simple entertaining gives way to a relaxed host and an enjoyable evening.
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