Part three of our series on patio covers explores what you can do with them once you get them.
Install Patio Covers: Be the Life of the Party
Even though it can be warm or even hot, if you’re clever enough, you can do a lot of outdoor entertaining this time of year, and your covered patio is a perfect place to host a party. We’re not party planners. We install patio covers. But here are some outdoor entertaining ideas to get you started.
If you’re throwing a dinner party, it doesn’t have to be fancy. Have some good food, a bit of music, great guests, and more than enough of everything. If you’re hosting the party, spread it out into your backyard or garden from your patio covers. People will naturally congeal into groups, but as host or hostess, just be sure to include everyone and get the stragglers into a niche. Give people comfortable places to sit, and keep the seating loose.
Furnishing your Covered Patio
Patio covers are just the beginning. Make sure that all the furniture is comfortable. Avoid hard bistro type chairs. The more comfortable your chairs are, the more likely people are to sit and chat a while. As for food, while you probably want to show off your cooking skills, sometimes people love to come to potlucks. Avoid sign up lists as most people will opt for the cheap stuff like soda and chips. Create two, maybe three simple dishes. If it is summer, fruits and salads go over better than something heavy, as do simple sandwiches.
So remember, outdoor entertaining is a breeze. All you need is good food, good drink, good company and the perfect place to host it. We don’t know about you, but we think that a covered patio is a good choice.
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