Guide to Fall Outdoor Entertaining: Part 2

When available, it can be beneficial to include seating beyond traditional tables. Stacy Borocz, creator of etúHOME in Atlanta, advocates for incorporating as many options as possible—from a variety of table sizes to relaxed seating areas with plush sofas, chairs, and a coffee table. “This way guests can choose the most comfortable spot without calling attention to their personal perspective,” she says.

Greg takes this one step further, saying a picnic party provides a great setup. Set blankets and floor cushions or large pillows around the yard with serving trays and pre-packaged baskets for each guest or couple,” he says.