16 Tips for an Effortless Outdoor Party
Here’s how to create a backyard oasis where the revelers are satiated and no one gets eaten alive.
“Festive attire.” Seriously, does that mean anything? For those who are confused about appropriate party wear—and who isn’t?—pro style sleuths crack today’s often confusing dress code.
Decorate in a Pinch
In fact, you really only need one party decoration (hint: it's a pinata). It’s colorful! It’s interactive! It’s wise to hand out the broom before everyone has had three margaritas! Buy a big piñata that fits the mood of the fiesta (try orientaltrading.com or confettisystem.bigcartel.com). “Fill it with dollar-store items in one color. Monochromatic always looks chic,” says Calder Clark. “Buy things people can wear, like sunglasses and necklaces. It will make fun photographs.” Other festive loot: lottery tickets and—especially for a pool party—mini water pistols.