Many of us are itching to get outdoors and enjoy a little sunshine now that our patios and lawns have been uncovered from winter’s snow. Whether you’re a seasoned vet in the art of Patio entertaining, or taking your first adventure through the sea of tempered glass tabletops, clay chimineas, and state of the art grills, we’ve got some tips to help enhance your outdoor living and entertaining space.
Outdoor entertaining requires a comfortable place to sit back and relax. This year you can find more than the usual patio table and chairs. Try adding a matching bar, lounge, or bistro to your collection. Additional seating and entertainment opportunities will allow your family and friends to mingle and relax in more ways. Whether they are stopping to for a cold beverage, or grabbing seconds of your award-winning appetizer, your guests will move about the party enjoying themselves and praising their gracious host.
Grills and grilling accessories provide more opportunities for your outdoor menu every year. These days’ grills are good for more than hot dogs and hamburgers. Accessories allow you to suit your grill for rotisseries, smokers, and rosters. You can also find recipes that range from spare ribs and cedar plank salmon to chocolate brownie cake.
There is no need for the party to end when the sun goes down. Gather everyone around a real wood fire pit in the yard or on the patio for hours of nighttime entertainment. Fire pits are available in a variety of sizes, styles and metals. Chimineas (clay outdoor fireplaces) are another great way to provide warmth and ambiance. Make sure to carefully read instructions for use and care to ensure longevity of your chiminea.
With all of the pieces in place for the perfect outdoor party there is only one more thing to consider, mosquitoes. Citronella candles and torches, bug zappers and trappers are always an option. If you’re in the market for a long lasting bug solution consider Coleman’s Mosquito Deleto series of bug inhibitors. These products not only keep bugs from your guests, they draw them into a mosquito trap, reducing the population of mosquitoes in your yard.
Whether you’re celebrating Memorial Day with friends and family or enjoying a romantic evening with your better half there are lots of great ways to enhance your outdoor cooking, relaxing, and entertaining. Look for many of the products mentioned here on Chase-Pitkin!