It's summertime and the outdoor living's easy, thanks to these clever, colorful ideas.
By Petra Guglielmetti
Why spend your party time refilling glasses when you can let guests serve themselves at a designated table? Put beverage bottles in an ice-filled metal bucket. Pour punch and iced tea into pretty pitchers, and line up colorful glasses on a tray. "I add a bowl of lemons, which makes the bar feel summery," says Dallas party planner Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, author of Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style (Gibbs Smith).
Essential Home Floral Bohemian Garden pitcher, $10, kmart.com