9 Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining
#5: Offer clever comforts
Provide buckets of dollar-store sunglasses, bottles of sunscreen or an assortment of floppy hats (left) to combat the sun. For more shade, make a canopy by tying muslin to tree branches. If it's a chilly evening, supply shawls cut from inexpensive fabrics. "It's as if you had an outdoor concierge for your party," Katie says. "I try to think of what a great hotel would have for you, especially when dealing with weather."