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Fall Outdoor Living with BHG

Keep the outdoor season going longer!

Hey guys, today I’m sharing an affordable Idea for Fall Outdoor Living 

with Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.

Outdoor Living with Better Homes and Gardens - Fall Outdoor Living #sp #BHGLiveBetter

Growing up in Alabama and now living in Georgia the weather this time of year is great for gathering outside. Perfect for outdoor living. It’s the last chance of the year to breath in the fresh crisp air before you’re stuck inside all winter.

As a partner with Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart, I’m excited to share my collaboration with them for extending the outdoor living season.

Fun stuff…Be sure to check out the video and source list at the bottom of the post! Max is sharing more ideas for extending the outdoor season.

Serve dessert outside - great ideas for entertaining this fall. Fall Outdoor Living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

5 TIPS for Entertaining Outdoors

  1. Create a table with an old door. Place it on saw horses, easy to take down and put away!
  2. Mix seasonal salad plates with white platters.
  3. Wrap a dish towel around your pitcher for cute and quick clean up.
  4. Serve dessert outside after a meal inside.
  5. Add a fire pit for warmth and ambience.

Outdoor Living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

The small door that I used for my DIY table is perfect for creating a dessert buffet. For the tablecloth, I used a square of burlap and added a table runner down the center.  Place a basket underneath to hold the extra firewood. Scatter your pumpkins around the base for a fun look.

Outdoor living dessert, pies, s'mores and apple cider BHG at Walmart #sp #BHGLiveBetter

Outdoor Living ideas for dessert. Outdoor Entertaining with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

A white platter with all the s’more ingredients sprawled out makes it convenient for the roasters. And did you know that Chocolate Reese’s Cookie are a great alternative to graham crackers for s’mores?! They taste great with a roasted marshmallow plopped between two of them! But be sure to have the graham crackers on hand for the s’more purist out there!

Ideas for having dessert outdoors. Outdoor Living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

Easy to make Candied apples are a great finger food, perfect for enjoying around the fire pit.

Candied Apples served on a BHG white platter. Outdoor living with Better Homes and Gardens #sp #BHGLiveBetter
Fall entertaining ideas with Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Outdoor living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

Apple cider tastes better in a fun copper cup. These are available at Walmart at a very reasonable price.Entertaining with affordable ideasOutdoor Entertaining with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

For the table I had fun mixing artichokes, pumpkins and fall leaves. They really brightened up the table. Quick and affordable idea for fall outdoor living!

DIY idea: spray paint a few magnolia leaves with bronze spray paint  or any color, to add a little shimmer. Entertaining outside - time for fresh air and dessert. Outdoor living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

Tip: Clean  the outside of your pumpkins with a water/bleach mixture to make them last longer. Just add 1 tablespoon of bleach to a quart of water. Wipe the pumpkins down good. You can use them all season long (I have).
Entertaining outdoors s'mores and more. Outdoor living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

The addition of a fire pit is perfect for evening entertaining or any time of the day, especially when you have a marshmallow on the end of a stick. I have so many fond memories of roasting marshmallows and hot dogs when we were kids. I don’t know what I loved most, maybe it was the blaze of the fire or the thrill of placing food on a stick and cooking it, both were fun! Looking back now, it’s the time spent with family that I cherish the most!Entertaining outdoors - perfect for serving dessert. Fall Outdoor living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

Tip: Turn bushel baskets upside down to make side tables.

Dessert outside - ideas for an outdoor dessert table. Outdoor living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer.

A fire pit makes for cozy fall outdoor living.

Outdoor Entertaining with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

Outdoor Living with Better Homes and Gardens dish towel wrapped around the apple cider pitcher #sp #BHGLiveBetter

The Better Homes and Gardens flour sack towels come in an assortment of colors, be on the lookout for the Christmas ones! I just wrapped my pitcher with the fun polka dot one and tied a natural cord around it to secure, until needed to clean up a spill! Tuck a floral piece and feather in the twine just for fun. (They come in 2 to a pack.)

Outdoor living with affordable Better Homes and Gardens. Keep the outdoor entertaining season going longer. #sp #BHGLiveBetter

Elevate tiny pecan pies with a vintage bowl or cake plate. Varying the heights of the food makes everything more appealing. I used a small pumpkin atop the napkins to hold them down.

Now for even more tips from the beautiful garden area at Better Homes and Gardens (hard to believe that I was standing right there last year!) Take it away Max…

Create the look for Fall Outdoor Living:

Better Homes and Gardens 2 – Piece White Rectangular Platters 

Better Homes and Gardens Galvanized Stand (in store)

Better Homes and Gardens Trunks Runner (in store)

Better Homes and Gardens Maple Icon-Antique Cooper Tray

Better Homes and Gardens Scroll Outdoor Fire Pit

Better Homes and Gardens Sledge Salad Plate (this is the 2015 Christmas version)

Better Homes and Gardens Cream Ceramic Lantern

Better Homes and Gardens Flour Sack Towels

I’m so thankful to be a part of the BHG Live Better Network.

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17 comments

  1. Great ideas! Beautiful set up for Fall entertaining!

  2. The table is beautiful and since it’s actually an old door makes it better! Beautiful things from BHG too!
    The copper mugs are especially nice. Looks like a fun party!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful! I LOVE sitting around a fire this time of year, and s’mores are my absolute favorite!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  4. There’s nothing better than an outdoor gathering in the fall…thanks for linking with Monday Funday! ox

  5. Ok I am ready to come over for some smores! This is all so pretty and now that I am back in the south I am thrilled to be able to do something like this outside and not worry about the temperatures or snow! Enjoy your week.
    Cheers

  6. ohhh what a gorgeous outdoor spacce!!! Happy FalL!!!!

  7. Looking at these pics makes me feel all warm and cozy. Love the old door idea for a table. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Great post Debbie. SO many wonderful tips and ideas and the outdoor setting is just beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Shelly

  9. Love it!!!! I definitely pinned this post and can’t wait to use the door idea for my next outdoor party!! Thanks for some great ideas!
    Oh, and I LOVE your dog!!!!

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