Open-air gatherings are in peak season with long-lasting afternoon sunlight and warmth that lasts through the night. If you are lucky enough to have a patio or outdoor green space, take advantage of it and bring your friends together for a backyard soirée with these simple ideas:
- Get creative with kabobs – Combine fresh tomatoes with Wisconsin Juustoleipa, or “bread cheese,” to make these skewers a finger-friendly appetizer.
- Use your greenery to decorate – Place potted plants at varying heights and in empty corners to surround your party in fresh greenery.
- Try mood lighting – As the sky begins to darken, turn on a string or two of twinkly lights to add a soft glow. From paper lanterns to simple white lights, there are an array of options to suit any party theme.
- Cook by flame – Eliminate the need to go back and forth to the kitchen by cooking over fire-pit flames with this easy Fire-Roasted Wisconsin Feta.