Entertaining outside is one of our favorite things to do in the warmer months, usually at the beginning of summer or late in the season. A few years back, we hosted a Dinner on the Dock. (You may remember seeing our post about it back then.) The concept was simple and fell back on the traditional idea of a potluck supper. We asked friends to bring a certain dish and we would set the table and provide the drinks. After a few beverages, we would all sit down together for a "family meal".
This idea is not a new one, however it sometimes hard with our busy schedules to gather and sit together. Actually at a set table. But we found that when you do, you enjoy lively conversations and the people that surround you. You may sit next to someone you didn't know very well and enjoy their company. You may hear the peepers and crickets that come out after the sun goes down and bask in the warmth of the summer air. You may even find yourself enjoying the evening and wishing it wouldn't end. Our guests still reminisce about the event. And we promise, if you try this idea, it will be worth it.
If you decide to host one for yourself, send us the photos as we would love to share your experience.