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Setting The Scene – Outdoors

Setting The Scene – Outdoors

The time for outdoor parties is upon us here in Charleston.  Warm weather with a tiny chill in the air, sea breezes, blue skies, and spring evenings are calling for pool parties and cocktails under the stars. Outdoor get-togethers can be a little tougher than indoor ones simply because you aren’t out as much as you are in, so you may need some assistance from the professionals.
Since this party will presumably be in your backyard, you’ll need to get your yard looking fantastic, think of fun seating and table placement, planning lighting to provide ambiance and so your guests can see after dark and what food to serve that keeps you mingling and your guests satisfied.
 
Please read on for our tips to make your outdoor spring soiree stupendous!
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Create Ambiance with Lighting

Decorating your outdoor space can be tricky but lighting can set the stage perfectly. Depending on your event, think beautiful chandeliers – formal or modern, beachy basket pendants, low key crab basket pendants, and of course, string lights that twinkle and enchant!
 
Doing it yourself is an option but you will have to figure out all of those extension wires and getting to high places calls for the help of professionals. We love Innovative Event Services for their style, professionalism and 13 years experience. They have all of the above options available to transform your venue into a striking, memorable and well-lit setting.

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Cool, Comfortable Seating and Mingling Spots

One of the most challenging aspects of throwing an outdoor party is ensuring that there are plenty of comfy places to sit and lots of tables to set drinks and food on. Most of us do not have all ot the furniture needed to provide this for our guests so we suggest calling The French Eclectic!  
 
We love The French Eclectic for their eclectic look that creates a casual, yet pulled together environment not to mention their experience and know how. Their mix of vintage and modern furniture props and decor, will provide that the eclectic, effortless, fabulous look that an outdoor shindig calls for! They have casual-cool chairs, sofas and settees, peacock chairs, bars, buffets, side tables, rugs, pillows, anything you can think of to make your space amazing!

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Crowd-pleasing, Delicious Party Food

Planning the menu for your event can sometimes be challenging. So many different people to feed, so many tastes, how to keep things warm or cold? One way to satisfying all tastes and keep everyone happy, especially you!, is to get the coolest pizza truck in town to come feed your guests!
 
The Coastal Crust Mobile Eatery!  The beautifully restored early 1950’s classic truck rolls up and starts serving. Choose from mouth watering, home-made appetizers such as crostinis, stuffed mushrooms and meatballs, succulent salads and then let your guest select from heavenly wood fired pizzas and pastas. Yum! The truck has a handcrafted wood fired Valoriani pizza oven and also houses beer taps right on the truck for your guests to enjoy craft beer options and fine wines.

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To get your outdoor space gorgeous look no further than Charleston Landscape. Their experienced eye will create the backyard of your dreams and bring your vision to life. Their team of experts includes a landscape architect, horticulturist and turf manager, arborist, and advanced irrigation designers so you are sure to cover all your bases. Think custom installations, garden design and structures, waterscapes, tree services, beautiful paths and patios and limitless hardscapes and softscapes to make your space sparkle.
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Springs arrival and that special feeling in the air is all the reason you need to throw a shin-dig with your friends and loved ones. So go ahead and start planning!!!