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Outdoor Summer Party Tricks

Summer time and outdoor parties go together. Being the host is fun and rewarding, however it does requires some planning. There are always things to contend with like pesky bugs or the heat. These 14 tricks will make sure everyone is having a festive time and hosting your party is less stressful for you.

1. Keep drinks insect-free by covering them with decorative cupliners.

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2. Make a do-it-yourself burger bar.
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3. To save time refilling drinks create a refreshment stand.
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4. Salad in a cup: no need for salad servers.
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5. Replace ice with frozen fruit. They don't water down drinks.
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6. Make a s'mores bar with a long box, rocks and Sterno candle lamps.
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7. Avoid double dipping and create less mess with individual nacho cups.
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8. Create a bug spray and sunscreen station.
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9. Fill jars with utensils to make them easy to grab.

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10. Create a natural fly repellent by placing cloves in lemon slices.
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11. Make watermelon less messy to eat by mounting pieces on sticks.
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12. Keep drinks cold and festive by placing them in frozen water balloons.

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13. Use gift wrap as a disposable table runner.
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14. Use waffle cones as fruit salad bowls.
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