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Prepare The Ultimate Outdoor Dinner With These Helpful Tips From Spotlight
There is nothing quite like a cosy outdoor dinner, whether you are having some friends over or a family gathering. Outdoor dining is a unique experience and only demands a minimal amount of supplies. If you want to organise the perfect outdoor dining experience, why not check out our convenient guide which we created to help you get started.
What Shelter Is Best For Outdoor Dining?
Shelter can have many forms for outdoor dining. You could go for something as simple as a pop-up gazebo, but also something as intricate as a wooden shelter or a canopy. It all depends on the budget available to you.
Naturally, some shelters provide more protection than others. Pop-up gazebos are brilliant to provide some shade during sunny weather, but they aren't ideal for windy conditions, as they could damage the gazebo and do not provide much protection aside from a shelter against light rain.
We do need to mention that there are portable gazebos that are sturdier and provide more protection than the average pop-up gazebo. However, these gazebos can be considerably more expensive than the average pop-up gazebo too.
Should I Get Seating For Outdoor Dining?
While you could go for the picnic experience, an outdoor dining experience tends to take a bit more time than a regular picnic. As a consequence, your guests need to be able to sit in a comfortable seat. If you do not have a garden table and chairs, it may be time to invest in some.
Nowadays, there are a lot of outdoor chairs that are incredibly comfortable, this includes the popular wicker chairs with added cushions. You can also get large matching tables, so even if you invited more than ten guests, you could find a table big enough to fit everyone. If you can't, you can always choose two or more tables and push them together. Just make sure they all fit underneath the shelter you have obtained, or the shelter that is already present in your garden.
Which Decorations Should I Use For Outdoor Dining?
There are thousands of ways to decorate your dining area. Deciding on the decorations will be subject to the theme of the dinner. For example, if you are thinking about serving Turkish dishes, then you could choose some Turkish-themed decorations and colours.
While you are sorting out the decorations for your outdoor dining area, do not forget about the lights. Remember, you need some functional lighting so everyone can see what they are eating and what's being served.
Functional lighting can come in many different forms, this includes some lanterns or LED lights. You can also use some candles though, although these will need to be big enough to provide the amount of functional lighting you need. On top of that, they should also be placed in a suitable container, so it does not get blown out by the wind.
What Is The Best Way To Serve Outdoor Dinner?
There are two general ways in which dinner can be served outdoors. The first way is the easiest way and the most informal way, more specifically a buffet table. The food and condiments can be placed on this table and guests simply grab what they want. Of course, it is not the most formal way of dining.
If you want to provide a more formal dining experience in the outdoors, you can look into getting a bar cart. A cart enables you to roll the food around and serve each guest individually. These carts prove useful to serve Christmas dinners as well, so its use will not be limited to outdoor dinners alone.
Outdoor Dining Supplies At Spotlight
When you are in this section of the Spotlight catalogue, you undoubtedly need some plastic glasses for an outdoor dining event. However, this is not the only thing you can obtain from Spotlight. We provide many other outdoor dining supplies too, this ranges from reusable tablecloths to plates and other supplies.
To check more affordable outdoor dining supplies at Spotlight, please head over to the main catalogue and select the relevant categories to uncover everything we have to offer you. We guarantee there will always be a great deal waiting for you.