Thanks for joining me in my “30 Days of Summer Entertaining” series. (Scroll down to the bottom for previous posts to this series) :)

When it comes to summer entertaining, nature always provides the best ambience for making your guests feel alive.

Try something different. Move your table to a different space, for a different feel.

Today I’m sharing a recent dinner party that our family had together.

I love how my sister kept adding tables, until she got enough seating for her guests.

We served ourselves buffet-style up on the deck.



And enjoyed being together down on the lower-lawn area.

My sister lives out in the country, and on this summer night, the extra effort that they put forth to get the entire family to sit together was so worthwhile.

It’s another aspect of summer entertaining that I love. We can be more creative outdoors because it often provides more space around us.

Have you thought about hosting a dinner party on your front or back lawn area?

If you’ve missed the last 13 days of this series, you can catch up now:

Day 1: Summer Entertaining is About the People
Day 2: When Perfect Robs You of Something Good
Day 3: Who To Invite to Dinner
Day 4: Planning the Menu for Outdoor Entertaining
Day 5: Setting the Table Using What You Have
Day 6: Using One Classic Water Glass
Day 7: Napkin Options for Summer Entertaining
Day 8: When You Feel Like Canceling the Party
Day 9: Leave Your Technology at the Front Door
Day 10: Candles That Enhance Good Conversation
Day 11: Serving Flavored Herb and Fruit Water
Day 12: Leafy Greens and a Tiny Bit of Agave
Day 13: Keeping Nut and Fruits and Cheeses on Hand for Easy Appetizers

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30 days of Summer Entertaining

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