Now that you’ve created the perfect outdoor oasis, it is time to entertain and enjoy your outdoor space to its fullest. Our Manitoba summers are short, but they are sweet. Create terrific summer memories in your own backyard with our summer entertaining tips and ideas!
Entertain with Ease
At Blue Hills Design, we love outdoor entertaining! It can be totally relaxed, comfortable and effortless. Your space is already amazing so it takes little effort to make it party ready!
Scout your home and of course our fabulous shop (link to shop) for some great outdoor accessories. Lanterns, accent cushions and beautifully coloured decor pieces will add an inviting look and feel to your space. Create conversation areas and lounging areas for your guests to relax and enjoy all evening long.
Smartly Dressed Tables
Dining outdoors should also be as equally relaxed as the ambiance. A beautifully dressed tapas bar or a gourmet self-serve BBQ buffet is the way to go. Plan your menu in advance and create dishes that can be prepared ahead of time so that you too can enjoy your party! We love mason jar salads and desserts for easy grab and go options.
Set up the food in a shaded area of your space and let your guests mingle and enjoy food at their leisure. We love the idea of setting up various food bars that promote flow and that get your guests moving about the space!
When setting your table, choose dinnerware that will add that pop of colour and intrigue to your setting. We’ve got a great selection of gorgeous dinnerware collections that we know you will love. The best part, they are all on sale right now, up to 75% off.
By adding vibrant linens and all-weather table coverings, you will add layers of delight as well as easy clean-up as these fabrics are so easy to maintain.
Last but not least, a feature drink
Our absolute favourite way to customize a party is with a featured beverage.
A Blue Hills favourite is a great wine from a Canadian vineyard. One of our absolute favourite vineyards is Mission Hill Winery in BC. Their wine collection is unique, impressive and ideal for a night on the patio. If you want to stick to something classic, we recommend a Blue Hills special, a refreshing gin and tonic.
We hope that we’ve inspired you to entertain and build memories this summer. We are kicking off summer with a HUGE sale at the shop! Up to 75% off for the entire month of July, so be sure to visit us for all of your decor and entertaining needs.
We want to help make your home the summer oasis you’ve been dreaming of!