Outdoor parties don't have to be casual affairs. Turn any outdoor space into an elegant setting for a special-occasion dinner. Place your table under a tent or canopy and cover it with a classic linen tablecloth. Use the fine china.
Pay special attention to lighting to make your dinner stand out. Try some of these lighting techniques:
- Candles or candelabras on the table
- Paper lanterns draped among the trees
- Sparkling holiday lights draping around the canopy
Food for this type of dinner party should also be special. Bring out your best recipes or even consider hiring a personal chef to create an unforgettable menu.