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Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

Make your next get-together or party a huge hit that your friends will talk about for days. Outdoor entertaining is a great way to enjoy those warm evenings, but one of the first things you'll want to do is protect yourself against uninvited guests-bugs. Nighttime is primetime for mosquito's, fleas, chiggers and a whole slew of creepy-crawlies. Spreading some yard-safe insect repellant around your greenery will help protect you and your guests from being the bugs' main course. Games like this ring-toss are great party activities that the whole crew can enjoy. You can build one of these yourself, quick, cheap, and easy. Find this great project and others at Your patio or deck will be a central spot for your gathering, so here are few ideas to really bring it to life. Decorative outdoor speakers like speakers that look like rocks blend into the scenery and sound great. You can let your party guests each bring their own music, and everyone can take a turn playing DJ. Every party should have adequate lighting too, and Lowe's has lots of options like lanterns and tiki torches. Not only do lights like that look great, but they're energy efficient, too, because they're solar powered. Patio sets like the outdoor furniture available at Lowe's are great for entertaining. Arrange your patio furniture to create natural areas, and think about flow. A big storage piece is perfect to keep all the extras you need for entertaining nice and organized. Multi-use pieces like a planter bench work great for extra seating. Check out this link to see how you can make one like it: When it comes to food, there are lots of fun, creative ways you can prepare and serve your dinner guests. You can load up a bird feeder with goodies like nuts or candies. Just remember to clean it before adding treats. Did you know you can fire up a pizza right on your grill? Grab some pre-made pizza crusts and cheese and ask your guests to bring the toppings of their choice. Your grill is also a prime pit for cooking up kabobs. Anything you can fit on a skewer like cubed meat, vegetables, or fruit is fair game. The important thing when entertaining outdoors is to have fun and make it your own. For all your outdoor entertaining supplies, visit And for more ideas for keeping your party guests happy and your patio looking fabulous, visit Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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