40 Elegant Tips for Outdoor Parties

By Shannon
40 Elegant Tips for Outdoor Parties

When the weather is warm, it makes a lot of sense of have an outdoor party instead of keeping everyone cooped up indoors. Everyone has been to the average barbecue, which is nothing special. If you want to have your friends and family remember your party for years to come, you need to step it up a notch! Here are 40 tips to making an outdoor party so elegant, your friends will be seriously impressed.

Buffets are popular for just about any party. Credit: Shutterstock

40. Set Up a Buffet

No matter how health conscious someone may seem, everyone loves a buffet. As the host of the party, this also makes it a lot easier for everyone to serve themselves whenever they please. This can be accomplished easily with one long picnic table covered in a white plastic table cloth. Then, cover the table with all of the dishes that you have prepared for the occasion. If you are on a strict budget, ask your friends and family if they would be willing to bring a dish as part of a “pot luck” style buffet.

If this is your first time serving a buffet style dinner, there may be some supplies you need. Credit: Shutterstock

Before you start cooking all of your food, make sure you have all of the supplies ready for the plates, food containers, and serving spoons. If you have hot dishes that you want to keep warm, you will need to buy a buffet serving set. Once you have purchased the original kit with the holders, you can reuse it again and again with items from Dollar Tree like the aluminum food containers and cans of fuel for the heating lamps. Dollar Tree also has plenty of plastic serving spoons, tooth picks, and other items that you may need to make your buffet complete.