The 1,2,3's of outdoor dining

If you're planning an outdoor dining experience, here are the 1, 2, 3's you need to keep in mind:

  1. Location: Choose a location that's suitable for outdoor dining. Make sure there's enough space for tables and chairs, and that the area is level and stable. Consider the weather and choose a location that offers shade and protection from the wind.

  2. Set up: Set up your outdoor dining area with tables, chairs, and place settings. Make sure the tables are stable and won't tip over if there's a gust of wind. Use tablecloths and placemats to create a more formal setting.

  3. Food and drinks: Prepare your food and drinks ahead of time and serve them in a way that's suitable for outdoor dining. Use covered dishes to keep insects and other pests away, and use insulated containers to keep hot food hot and cold food cold. Provide plenty of drinking water and non-alcoholic beverages.

Bonus tips to keep in mind for outdoor dining:

  • Keep insects away: Use citronella candles, bug zappers, or other insect repellents to keep insects away from your dining area.

  • Provide lighting: If you're dining after dark, make sure you have enough lighting to see what you're eating and to navigate your way around.

These simple 1, 2, 3's of outdoor dining, can create a fun and enjoyable experience for you and your guests.