some of my favorite tips...
*Greenery from the garden and candles are the perfect combination for setting an outdoor table. Bring out some interesting accessories from indoors to add ambiance.
*Have fun with your seating, your chairs do not all need to be the same.
*Decide whether you want your dinner to have a rustic feel or a more elegant feel as you plan your gathering.
*Set the mood with creative candle light and globe lights hung above the table.
*Keep the surroundings simple and focus on your beautiful table.
*Save yourself lots of return trips to the kitchen by staging a pretty table near your dinner table with the things you might need during your meal, such as extra water and wine, linens, and condiments.
*Cold food is often an easier choice than hot food, unless you have a barbecue or warming pad near to the table. Salads, sliced vegetables, fruit, pasta, and cheeses work well for alfresco dining.
for more inspiration, visit outdoor entertaining.
image this old house.