If you are tired of dining indoors and you want a change in scenery when you eat, you can go outside and have lunch or dinner there. Eating outside can be different from eating indoors and this can be the change that you are craving for. To make sure that you have an enjoyable meal outside, you first have to prepare your table outdoors. Here are some of the things you have to remember to do when eating oustide.
a. First of all you must make sure that you are well protected outside from the harsh rays of the sun or from rain. You can open up your umbrella or make sure that your awnings are open so that it can provide you the shade you need. The shade also makes it more comfortable for you and your guest to wait and be patient until the food is ready.
b. Get a big enough table so that you and your guest will fit comfortably. A simple white table will be enough. You don’t really need a fancy one because all that matters is that you enjoy the great outdoors.
c. It is fun to see mason jars in action. They can be used to contain your drinks and you can create your own drinks at home and by adding fruits to them, you can make them more special. Don’t forget to add some ice especially if it is really warm outside.
d. You can use a picnic basket as a container of all the food you want to eat outdoors. It is an easy way to make sure you have everything you need so that you won’t need to run back to the house because there is something you forgot.
e. Placemats are great decorations to your outdoor tables and they can also provide some sort protection against spills. Instead of having a dirty table cloth, the placemats can save you from it.
f. Floral table cloths are commonly used outdoors and indoors as well because they provide a classic decoration over your tables. They can be of the vintage style or the more modern styles of today.
g. You can make your outdoor experience more classy and luxurious by having linen napkins instead of the paper ones. They are not as light as the paper ones that is why it would be more difficult for it to fly around.
h. Don’t forget to set the lighting in your outdoor experience especially if you are eating out at night. The lighting can set the mood from a romantic dinner for two to a family party.
i. White plates always look classy and a great way to show off your white plates is to top them with a small bouquet of wild flowers and leaves. This will make the colour white pop. You can also add the same plants as the centrepiece of your table.
j. An ice bucket will help you cool your beverages and it is better to use rather than your big cooler. The ice bucket looks great enough to be placed on top of your table so that everyone can have easy access to the beverage you serve.