Whether you're hosting a party for family and friends or simply want to enjoy the outdoor weather, these tips will help make your summertime entertaining a breeze. From setting the perfect mood with music and decorations to choosing the right foods and drinks, we've got you covered. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the good company and beautiful weather!

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Set the Mood

When it comes to setting the mood, take advantage of Hawaii's natural surroundings. The lush greenery and bright flowers are the perfect backdrops for any party. If you're looking to add a bit of flair, string some lights around the area or set up some tiki torches. And don't forget the music! Create a playlist that will get your guests up and dancing or simply provide a soothing ambiance.

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Food and Drinks

For food and drinks, keep it simple. A self-serve bar is always a hit, especially if you include a signature drink. If you're hosting a family-friendly event, be sure to offer activities that get adults and younger kids joining together. No kids at this event? Still, be sure to have some adult games on hand for fun. And when it comes to seating, plan ahead to be sure everyone has space.

When it comes to the food, keep it simple and serve small plates or finger foods that can be enjoyed throughout the party. And don't forget dessert! Serve the food in stages, not all at once, to ensure that there's always something new to try. 

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Light Your Way

Proper lighting is key for any outdoor party, especially if it's taking place at night. String some lights around the area or set up lanterns to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. And if you're using candles, be sure to keep them away from any flammable materials. And finally, don't forget to anticipate extra guests when planning out the food and drinks. It's better to have too much than not enough.

With these tips in mind, you're ready to entertain outdoors this summer! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the good company and beautiful weather. Mahalo!


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