Fire escape dance parties, rooftop game nights, intimate picnics on tiny lawns—we've all had those nights that prove you don't need a lot of space to make memorable al fresco moments. But when you're bumping up against the restrictions (and property lines) of reality, it can be too frustrating to feel festive.
Here, we've gathered some of our favorite Pinterest-inspired solutions for maximizing the party potential of even the smallest of outdoor spaces. Follow us on Pinterest for more, and then scroll to see how we're styling our summer sessions.
Our benches from Peg Woodworking, with their sturdy hardwood base and optional nylon cording, can endure what mother nature throws at them while remaining fresh as a daisy. Use one as seating up against a wall, or, if you're feeling a bit more casual, plop guests down on floor pillows and turn the bench into a coffee table. Bonus: nylon cording is spill-resistant, which is always helpful for those less-than-graceful guests.
Hammocks not only add perfect patio prettiness, but they're the ultimate versatile, space-saving seating solution. They add coziness to any social scenario, from solo snoozing sessions to intimate twosome cuddlefests to a rowdy riot. String one up on some sturdy support and swing your way into a stylish summer.
Studies have shown that food tastes better when it's presented beautifully. Maximize your menu and tantalize you guests' tastebuds by setting a chic and colorful table scape.