Inaugural Patio Party

It's official. We opened our patio this weekend with an inaugural BBQ. Let the season of al fresco entertaining and cooking begin. 

Perfect timing, right? 
Considering I just pinned and posted loads of patio images. It's almost like I planned it. 
Don't you just love when it all comes together?
Since it was all looking so lovely, I decided to snap a couple pics and show you around. 

This year, just like in my inspiration pictures, I am trying to incorporate more bright colors and interesting patterns to give a bit of umph to our traditional patio set. 

For the party, I layered the table with two tablecloths - the top one is vinyl, which is so practical for outdoor entertaining. I also brought out a set of wooden folding chairs for additional seating.

In this corner of the patio, I have two spring chairs set up in the shade. It's the perfect spot to sit and sip a bevvy, while you're grilling.

This full sun corner, has two more chairs from our patio set and the firepit. Mr. DD loves a good, open fire and this pit has seen a lot of action over the years.

One day, I'd love to have some proper lounge furniture in this area. A pair of chairs, or loungers or even a sectional - ah, dreams. 

When the crabapple tree is in bloom, it provides the most fragrant canopy for our dining table. Truly lovely. 
The hanging lanters, are actually nylon (and solar!) and cast a nice subtle light at night. (find similar here.)

We tried a bunch of new recipes for the party and I can't wait to share them with you...tomorrow. 

Hope you had a great weekend.

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