Floating centerpieces are perfect for outdoor events. They are simple but elegant. Add a little cintronella oil and it will also ward off bugs.
Keep the pests at bay by prepackaging side dishes as single servings. Mason jars and lidded glass jars are perfect.
Re-purpose holiday lights by adding paper muffin cups over strands of Christmas lights. This will add an elegant ambience to a nighttime affair.
An Ice cream sundae bar is always a great treat. Sure, it is a potentially messy venture but the kids will definitely be busy for a while. Instead of the traditional setup, try replacing candy topping with berries, nuts, dark chocolate chips, and fruit. Puree blueberries and strawberries to make the syrup toppings.
Chop an orange and a lime into small pieces, place them in an ice tray and fill with lemonade. Place the cubes in each guest’s glass for a delightful twist on an old favorite.
Hibiscus syrup usually comes with edible flowers in the jar. Adding a little syrup to the beverages is a flavorful touch. Adding a drop as well as a flower in a glass of champagne is even better.
Gnats and flies do not like the scent of cloves and lemons. Cut lemons in half and add a few cloves to each. Leave them in candle jars about an hour before the guests arrive and the critters will leave the premises.
A classic burger bar is always a treat.
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