Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Do you entertain outdoors in the Summer?

Do you like to entertain (whether for friends or just for your own family) outdoors during the Summer months?  We do.  One of our favorite things about our house is that we have a wonderful back yard with plenty of space to have friends.  But even when we have lived in different houses without such space, we usually utilized what we did have (which even sometimes included the driveway!).  I think spending time outdoors just makes the time sweeter! 

Sandy, over at the Reluctant Entertainer, is doing a wonderful series called "30 Days of Summer Entertaining" which has been great and makes me want to take every opportunity this summer to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family!  Check it out:

30 Days of Summer Entertaining
Also, if you are like me and are alwasy looking for motivation and inspiration for simple ways to share your life with your friends and practice the art of hospitality check out Sandy's book, The Reluctant Entertainer


  1. Good morning friend:)

    I do love to hang out & cook with family/friends in the summer. I will go check out Sandys blog.

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. I must check out her blog! I love to entertain on my front porch.

  3. We LIVE outside during the summertime..the only thing I don't like about it is the mosquitoes!

  4. Thanks for the great tips!

    Susan and Bentley

  5. I love to entertain outside, but since I live in the Humidity Capital of the World (a/k/a New Orleans), it's usually a hybrid inside/outside thing. There's nothing like a summer outdoor party though.

  6. I love to entertain in our backyard!! We have a pool and always have tents set up because we get a lot of afternoon sun in the yard. We live in a small home but our yard is perfect for having friends over.

    ~ Wendy

  7. Love to be outside in the summer. We have a screened porch.

  8. We like entertaining outside but I swear it rains every single time!

  9. I love cooking out with friends during the summer months. Thanks for the link.


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