As the temperatures rise, enjoying your outdoor patio, porch, or deck may become a little too warm. That doesn’t mean that you can’t bring the al fresco feeling inside! Surprise your dinner guests with an unexpected theme and check out these easy-to-follow tips. For all of your dinner party needs, be sure to browse CeCe and Me’s amazing selection of curated home decor and accessories! You’ll love everything that you find,, and be thrilled with how our pieces perfectly compliment your home. Browse our website today!
Decorate with Plants
One of the best ways to bring the outdoors in is by decorating with plants. Create a lovely centerpiece with fresh flowers or potted succulents, and be sure to add more greenery to other areas of your home. You can even plant mini succulents in small pots and give them as party favors for your guests!
Serve a Fresh and Light Menu
Keep your outdoors theme going with a simple and delicious menu, much like you would serve outside. Fresh grilled vegetables, cut fruit, and a summer salad will definitely be enjoyed and will make your preparations easy. You can also serve a cold soup as an appetizer, and keep things light with a summery dessert like a sorbet or icebox pie.
Cool Down with a Special Cocktail
A signature cocktail will make any dinner party feel special, and will keep the party going! Try creating a summer cocktail with fresh fruit juices, and even freezing it or blending it with ice for a delightful treat. If you’re looking to keep the options lower calorie, a fruit-flavored sparkling water will make the perfect mixer and fresh fruit can be served on the side.
Add a Fresh Scent
Everyone enjoys the smells of summer, so if it’s just too hot to be outside but you still want to enjoy that freshness, replicate the nighttime breeze with a fresh scent. Try burning candles that smell like citrus, fresh cut grass, or even tomatoes. This is a great way to set the mood and make your guests feel like they’re enjoying time on your patio or deck without sweating.
Set the Mood with Lighting
Utilize the same lighting as you would outside except indoors! Twinkly lights will make everyone feel like they’re dining al fresco, and take the outdoorsy feeling to the next level by dimming your inside lights as well as the sun goes down. Who says you can’t enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and all it has to offer in your air-conditioned home?
Enjoying summer and all it has to offer is great up until you find yourself sweltering outside. You can still make the great indoors feel summery by creating a wonderful alfresco dinner party for your friends in the air conditioning! Use these tips for your next dinner party and don’t forget to check out CeCe and Me for all of your home decor and accessories needs! Be sure to browse our website now!