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Outdoor Dining Entertaining Sale

People love being outdoors, which isn’t surprising, considering the health benefits and beautiful views it offers. Fresh air revitalizes you and reminds you of the things that are important in your life. Watching the sun come up with a gourmet omelet makes you feel like you’re on vacation somewhere in the Mediterranean. Less stress, a bright outlook and luxury without limits are just some of the positive aspects of spending time outdoors. Entertaining loved ones in an open-air location means tons of smiles and laughter, along with picturesque memories. At Pottery Barn, we want you to enjoy every special moment to the max. Our outdoor dining and entertaining sale offer many items to help you relax and entertain visitors with your signature style.

If you want to create an awesome backdrop for an outdoor party, just pick a theme. A theme celebration is fun for several reasons. For one thing, it fills your guests with expectation. Plus, it gives them a reference when deciding what to wear. There’s no limit to the types of settings you can choose: book characters, a favorite movie, exotic locations, certain colors, time periods or distinctive cuisines like dim sum or sushi are a few possible ideas. Karaoke parties are informal but maddeningly fun while wine and cheese tastings are traditional mainstays that never go out of style.

For something elegant, consider serving hors d’oeuvres under the stars. This works for a larger group of people in the backyard or a smaller guest list poolside or on a terrace. The cool night air gives the occasion a sophisticated feel while still keeping things friendly and relaxed. Both round and rectangular serving platters look beautiful filled with canapes, so go with whatever is easier for you to balance and enhances your food the most. White trays give the evening a pristine flair, whereas pastel colors add a hint of the tropics, so you and your guests feel like you’re strolling across the sand in an island paradise.

Have you ever wondered if it’s best to serve the hors d’oeuvres yourself or get someone else to handle it for you? Each method has its advantages. If you serve the appetizers in person, it gives you a chance to speak freely with guests, get a feel for how the party is going and observe the look of delight on their face when they bite into a tasty treat. If you get more excited about mixing mouthwatering drinks for company, however, having someone you trust do the honors frees up your hands to create signature cocktails that friends rave about for a long time.

Dining outdoors can encompass many different spaces. You’re not limited to a large dining table only, although it is a practical and beautiful choice for sharing seated meals with loved ones. Strolling hors d’oeuvres and drinks placed on bistro tables let people wander and take in your breathtaking garden arrangement or maybe even dance a bit. Lounge furniture like armchairs and sectionals are wonderful for family get-togethers since everyone is comfortable and close. A coffee table and some accent tables provide room for snacks, drinks and games all afternoon long. If you have a pizza oven, grill or fireplace outside, guests love to gather around nearby in chairs while munching on your crispy and delicious creations.

Melamine dinnerware is a big help for outdoor entertaining. It’s especially useful if guests are bringing their children along, but the truth is that having practically indestructible dinnerware reduces your stress in a big way when it comes to adults too. If anyone drops their plate or drinkware, it’s no big deal. You can toss it in the dishwasher, they grab another and the evening continues effortlessly.

No matter what kind of dinnerware and serveware you choose for outdoor entertaining, go with styles and colors that match your personality. After all, you’re the life of the party and the reason your visitors come. Sharing your experiences and talents with them makes you happy and guests as well.