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How to Decorate Your Yard for a Summer Barbeque1
Tape the red and white checked table cloths to the tables. These will make picnic tables look uniform and protect the wood from sweating glasses, bottles or cans. They also lend a festive, picnic air to the event.
Place the large glass plates in the center of each table. If a table is square or circular, it should have one in the middle. If the table is rectangular then place two or three in a line down the middle.
Group some of the lawn chairs in a corner of the lawn.This will serve as an additional conversation corner.
Place the small table in the midst of this group of chairs. Guests can set drinks on this and it will make it easier to clean up later.
Prop the umbrella so it shades the conversation corner. If there are already trees shading the corner, the umbrella is not necessary.
Place the citronella candles on the glass plates each table. This will keep the bugs away from the food and also from conversing guests.
Stake the two pink plastic flamingos in the area of the yard where you want the kids to play. This will keep them away from the hot grill and from banging into the grownups and food.
Pile the yard games around the flamingos. You may have games like croquet, Frisbee or volleyball. These games should be easy enough for most children to play them if they are old enough to walk around without a parent.
Insert the citronella oil canisters into the tiki torches. These will also help with summer insects.
Place a tiki torch on either side of the grill and line at least one side of the patio and dining areas. This is a great way to add some fun atmosphere while also driving away unwanted six-legged guests. Now, you and your yard are ready for the barbecue!