Around the back of the house, two spacious seating areas give guests plenty of room to stretch out. While the adults enjoy casual conversation and a drink on the porch, the kids can tumble and play on the grassy lawn.
The outdoor entertaining area of this South Florida home is completed by a covered dining and kitchen area. Neutral-toned stone pavers lend a harmonious feel to the space as it continues along the walls and kitchen island. A formal cooking area is completed by a mosaic stone backsplash with professional stainless steel equipment, and a white stone kitchen island with plenty of room for entertaining. Additional seating is provided through the use of a matching contemporary glass dining table and chairs.
Keep your breads contained in long bread baskets lined with linen napkins that will help catch crumbs and make clean-up easy. It's best to keep the bread toward the front of the table along with butter and butter knives to keep guests from reaching over taller items.
A great way to keep glass drinkware neatly grouped and safely contained is to display the glasses in vintage carriers. Here, this farmhouse style carrier keeps each glass separated from the other. As guests pour themselves water or lemonade, the drinks won't be knocked over should another guest accidentally bump into them.
The best seats in the house are yours in this boy's bedroom with its wall-filling mural putting you right in the thick of game night excitement. A large mural like this one can be a great way to open up a smaller space.
At any time of day, it's best to group your buffet's wine selections directly next to your cheese platters. Since wine and cheese pair so well together, this will keep everything guests need within arm's reach. It's also great to make the selection process easier for guests by noting which wine to use with which type of cheese with identifying flags.
If you're throwing a formal buffet, cloth napkins are most likely the perfect fit; however, if you're looking for a more casual, low-maintenance buffet, it's best to use upscale paper napkins and cups. Many paper goods retailers offer a wide variety of punchy colors and graphic patterns that can help give your buffet a cohesive color scheme.
One of the main reasons why professional caterers using folding banquet tables for their buffets is the ability to use the area below the tables to house additional supplies. Once you've got your collapsible banquet table, pick up a tablecloth long enough to touch the floor on the front and the two sides. Leave the back uncovered for easy access below.