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Fresh ideas for elegant outdoor entertaining

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(ARA) - When it comes to having friends and family over for summer gatherings, first thoughts often turn to late afternoon barbecues with sizzling burgers, plastic cups and paper plates. If that’s your idea of outdoor entertaining, maybe it’s time to get out of the house.

Find new uses for traditional pieces

Who says you can only use a tureen to serve soup or goblets for wine? Alfresco entertaining really opens the door to new purposes for china, crystal and silver.

Sizzle with seasonal color

From crystal blue skies to vibrant blooming flowers, dining outdoors is all about summertime hues.

Hit the spot with summer tea parties

Formal afternoon tea isn’t just for the English, tea parties are becoming a popular entertaining trend.

Don’t worry about the ants

Take out your bridal china for an elegant, romantic afternoon picnic.

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