1. keep it cool

It’s important to put bowls of ice under serving pieces to keep food cool. Replace ice as needed.

2. savor the flavor

No one likes watered down drinks. Try making ice cubes from the drinks you’re serving such as orange juice, iced tea or even coffee!

3. the cover up

Cover food with mesh domes. Don’t have any on hand? Strainers or colanders can pull double duty!

4. top your table

Place tabletop candles in glass hurricanes or drop into a vase or tall glass to block the wind.

5. light the way

Use tike torches to illuminate the entire dining area as well as any pathways.

Cheryl Says

Have a backup plan (move the party under a patio awning or even indoors) in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.