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Outdoor Entertaining: Easy and Affordable

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Tips for staying on budget and creating a welcoming outdoor space is our topic today. In partnership with Better Homes and Gardens from Walmart I will be sharing ideas for creating a cozy area for entertaining.

Outdoor Entertaining: Easy and Affordable

No sew outdoor curtains and Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

Galvanized drink dispenser and more ideas Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

To stay on budget, I mix and match my serving pieces from year to year. Galvanized metal is my all time favorite, this season I added the square metal drink dispenser and lift, which can double as an ice bucket.

This potting bench that we built a couple months ago is perfect as a serving area. I’m using it for drink service today but you could easily serve food here, use it as a mini buffet.

Serving area - Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

Galvanized bucket as a serving idea - Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable

Serve ware: Go casual

I already had the galvanized chargers, they work great with the new pieces.
Chilling watermelon - Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

I added crushed ice and placed the watermelon in the round bucket for cool keeping. When it’s not holding watermelon you can flip it and use it to lift the drink dispenser or use as a server.

Tip: For the table, I draped a large scarf down the center, it was purchased at Walmart.

No sew outdoor curtains and Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

Decorate your space just like you would if it were inside:

No sew, easy outdoor curtains - Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

Tip: Use outdoor tablecloths as curtains. They add color and they’re are so affordable!

The *Better Homes and Gardens striped tablecloths, aka outdoor curtains are so colorful and pretty. Red, orange, green, yellow and several shades blue. They bring all the colors from the patio together. I love how it coordinates with all the things that I already owned and they look great with the new stuff too.

Easy No sew outdoor curtains and Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

Better Homes and Gardens candle holder Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

I layered the top of this  table with weathered wood, added a candle in the BHG Ceramic lantern and popped a plant in to an old minnow bucket. No need to worry about the elements, nothing our here is precious and has weathered a lot of pollen and a little rain.

Blues and oranges - Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable

Dining, grilling and chilling - No sew outdoor curtains and Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

This is where you can find most afternoons!

Relaxing space - Outdoor Entertaining Easy and Affordable at Refresh Restyle

The whole family loves relaxing on the patio.

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    84 thoughts on “Outdoor Entertaining: Easy and Affordable”

    1. Fabulous! I would spend my day on the patio. Plenty of shade (I’m ultra-fair) and comfortable seating in the sun to soak up Vitamin D. It’s a work of art, Debbie. Thanks for sparking a fire in me.

    2. My favorite BHG items at Walmart is their home decor. I especially love the Better Homes and Gardens 3-Piece Mirror Set. 🙂

    3. I loved your space! It’s so inspiring! but you wrote nothing about the beautiful poster hanging behind the drink service table. I’m really curious about it

    4. I love all of it. Beautifully styled, I have the same colors in our backyard that’s my current makeover project. My favorite item from Walmart BHG is the ceramic cookie owl jar, the owl gravy boat and the salt and pepper shakers. I am excited to share my backyard makeover! 🙂

    5. I have bought the oval galvanized trays already but I need the other items to add to it…..bring on the gift card!!!

    6. I want my outdoor space to look like yours. I love the BH&G pillows at Walmart. I have them in almost every room.

    7. That looks so great! I’d love to have an area like that! Is the botanical print you have hanging over the bar from BHG collection as well?

    8. I really love every piece..wow I love the ice bucket..galvanized steel is so in right now..I love the look
      I live in Canada Debbie but I do have a U.S address

    9. I positively love anythjng galvanized. My collection is growing, one piece at a time. We will have a new deck latwr on this summer…….and
      It is crying out to be a pretty place. Your patio area looks so restful and classy.
      May I have some sweet tea, please?????
      And, would you serve it in one of those priceless containers that have the cute spouts?
      Love them!!!

    10. I have several sets of towels from the Better Homes and Gardens Thick and Plush Bath Towel Collection and they are so soft.

    11. My favorite Better Homes and Garden item at Walmart is Better Homes and Gardens Englewood Heights II Aluminum 4-Piece Patio Conversation Set.

    12. I LOVE the colors you chose! Unfortunately those don’t go with my pea green house. Guess I’ll have to find some yellows!

    13. I love almost everything they make, but here in Phoenix, we need plenty of shade so I love the Better Homes & Gardens 9′ Market Umbrellas.

    14. It’s hard to choose, what I love most so I choose everything Aqua. the ceramic lantern for example. Thank you for the opportunity. Your space turned out great

    15. I’ve thought of trying to use shower curtains for outdoor curtains, but was concerned about UV damaging them. Using these tablecloths is a brilliant (and cute, and fun…) idea!

    16. I really love the Latticework Indoor/Outdoor Rug… Your patio looks so inviting. Thanks for the chance to win!

    17. Your patio is so beautiful and you sure did a great job on it with the decor. I love so many things from Better Homes and Garden and the wall items are wonderful I like the Better Homes and Gardens Baroque Oval Wall Mirror in white! It looks so pretty.

    18. Love your patio. I recognize a lot of your accessories because I also do a lot of my shopping at Walmart and really enjoy their line from BHG! The tablecloths as curtains add a nice touch and a lot of color to your porch.

    19. I love you outdoor space, Debbie! I understand why you spend a lot of time out there! I was wondering if the chairs and ottomans were BHG products as I really like them. Thanks for all your hard work – I really enjoy your blog!

      • Hi Barbara, those chairs and ottoman are from Sam’s Club but the dining table is from Walmart. Check the site they have awesome seating!
        Thanks for stopping by the blog,

    20. Oh I really love their Better Homes and Gardens Flameless LED Pillar Candles, 4pk, Vanilla! Those are so cute and I love the vanilla scent!


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