Here's a simple menu:
Willow Bee Inspired
Dining Alfresco Menu
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad
Marinated Grilled Breast of Chicken
Classic Italian Pasta Salad
Grilled Fresh Veggie Variety
Favorite Bottle of Pino Grigio
One of the keys to outdoor dining is the atmosphere. Atmosphere can be achieved with very little effort and a bit of planning.
Theme is important so pick a color scheme that enhances those amazing flower beds you worked hard on. Better yet pick a color that contrasts them! My color scheme of orange and lime green hasn't failed me yet. I love how the dishes pop against white linens and 70s-style cotton napkin prints as well as, the pink, orange and coral blooms of my annuals and perennials. Linens for outdoor dining you ask? Absolutely! You can find inexpensive linens for outdoor dining almost anywhere. And when the evening breezes come, the flutter of the linen tablecloth waves its approval to the atmosphere you've created. Well it does!
Be creative with your dining accessory needs, it can be so much fun. An old urn can be filled with ice and hold bottled beverages, Mason jars and a bit of wire become candelabras, Hosta leaves become coasters, and old tin cans wrapped with large leaves and twine make great candle holders for the table.
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