Bring storytime outside to create a magical reading experience and happy memories. Choose books with stories about the outdoors, camping themes or nocturnal animals that engage the imagination.
Complete the al fresco dining by adding dessert to the menu. S’mores are always a good idea, but try mixing it up with grilled fruit kebabs (don’t knock it ‘til you try it) or go big with a skillet dessert.
USE THE SPACE
Contrary to its name, a centerpiece doesn’t have to be a single piece. Clustering several table torches, citronella candles and vases together can create a striking focal point. Place other decorative accents along the length of the table and remember to vary their heights. Stay away from elements that are too tall or restrict eye contact between guests.
TAKE YOUR READING OUTDOORS
There’s something magical about reading a good book in the summertime. And the only thing better than an excellent read is having an outdoor reading nook with comfy seating (or lounging).