Expert Tips To Entertaining Outdoors in Oklahoma

September is the ideal time for dining al fresco
Photo by Rachel Maucieri


The Oklahoma weather is not for the faint of heart. We all know that it can test our patience – and that is especially true if you are planning any kind of entertaining event outside.

On the other hand, we always have September. This is when it shines. The temperatures start to wane and we still have long days and beautiful evenings. This is the time to get outside, on your porch, your deck, poolside or lakeside and linger over the meal, visit and take the beauty in.

It helps to have all the right things for outside entertaining lined up and ready to go. Melamine wares are a perfect choice. Not only does this material look great, and definitely not like plastic, it is lightweight and easy to transfer – and most importantly, it will not shatter should someone drop something. Plus, finding the right color palette is easy, as there are now so many different options. We went with a beautiful blue plate highlighted with white bowls for a starter salad, gold and white reusable flatware and green paper napkins. Keeping it simple doesn’t mean you have to compromise on something being beautiful. So set the table, sit back and enjoy dining al fresco as the feel of summer stretches and makes the transition into fall.

*Table top from Occasions in Norman. 


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