The floral pants trend is definitely one I can get behind. They might not work on every body type but they’re fun, eye-catching, and practically style themselves (a solid color top and pair of shoes and you’re more than good to go). Stacey Keibler got it right when she stepped out in this pair of printed jeans from 7 for All Mankind. I love the palette they use: the deep blue and pink look great against the bits of black and white in the pattern. The best part? They’re not that pricey–and are available for even less at some spots online. There is a lot to like, you can check it at drssa.
Event planner David Beahm loves to make outdoor parties cocktail style, where the food is constantly served under an umbrella for the patio and people can see everyone. “Set up living room and cocktail areas so that people get comfy with each other, visit, and are not confined to a single table,” he suggests. Weiss agrees that if the event is casual enough, open seating is the way to go. “This gives guests the option to sit in full sun or shade and mingle,” she says. “I also love doing cozy, lounge seating.” Though if your party is on a concrete area, be sure to have enough chairs for everyone to sit and small folding tables so they can set down their food as well. If your party is on a lawn, take advantage and simply lay down blankets and pillows. “Just set up a folding table for your food buffet,” says Kertzner. “Or better yet, bring picnic baskets and have your whole party on the grass!”
The Spring weather may still be a little temperamental, but it’s worth braving for an outdoor soiree. After a long winter cooped up inside, nothing feels more satisfying (and fun!) than an alfresco afternoon among friends. Think lawn games, tasty drinks, delicious seasonal food and guests lounging about soaking in the long-awaited sun. Here at rooftopyoga you can find more details. Everyone loves a garden party, so we tapped some of the industry’s top event planners for tips on throwing the best backyard bash now and all summer long.