QUICK, BEFORE THE MOSQUITOES come swooping in, eat outside! But as romantic as it is out there in the dark, outdoor entertaining goes a lot better when the ketchup actually lands on the burger. You can hang lights if you’re lucky enough to have an overhead place, set lights on the table or install them along the garden path—or all three.
Our slideshow features some classics to add to your backyard ambience, and a couple of contemporary additions.
Nancy McKeon is managing editor of MyLittleBird.com. She most recently wrote about cool new melamine dinnerware .