Take the Party Outside
We are inspired by the warm weather spring brings. We are ready to move entertaining outside. This fabulous turquoise bar is the main feature and starting point for our decorating. When we saw the colorful stoneware fish plates on a shopping spree we knew we had to have them for our tablescape.
The bar was handmade by Tamara's father-in-law Al. It's the perfect backdrop and gathering spot for our get-together. We love a help yourself bar. A giant galvanized bucket of iced down beer and choice of white and red sangria in drink dispensers help get the party started while we are finishing up the food on the BBQ.
Our table linens are in keeping with our colorful theme of funky and fun. The plates we picked up recently. We loved the contrast of the bright white and the navy trim making it a clean and fresh look. We like the play on color making the tablescape modern and stylish. We love the vibe it creates for our guests. They can anticipate a little beachy, a little funky and a lot of party!!!
The choice of music at a party is crucial in setting the right mood! We choose music according to the time of day, guests, and food. For this party we would choose music that soothes the soul. Ray LaMontange, Alabama Shakes, The Head and the Heart, Empire of the Sun and Grouplove are definitely on our playlist for dinner parties. (You can listen to 2 Ladies' backyard party playlist here!)
Good planning helps alleviate pre-party nerves. Also always have more food and drinks than needed(so there's no embarrassing moment when someone brings a friend). We like to be sitting down 15 minutes before the party starts. It's a perfect time for a pre-party cocktail.