Decor Tips for Stylish Summer Backyard Parties

Outdoor entertaining doesn't have to mean plastic cups, paper plates and the usual tiki torches. Entertaining expert Liza Utter shares her tips for throwing a simple yet sophisticated backyard bash (11 Photos)

-iVillage on May 31, 2012 at 9:32AM

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Decor Tips for Stylish Summer Backyard Parties

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Bring on the Burlap

Burlap is 100 percent organic, dye-free, recyclable, biocompostable, reusable and best of all, inexpensive, so buy it by the foot, yard or bolt. Add drama by hanging swags of burlap as drapes to create shade and define a space, or simply use it as a tablecloth or runner.

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