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Outdoor Entertaining

February 28, 2022

Outdoor Entertaining

Summer Party

It’s finally time to enjoy the warm weather outside! No matter what you’re celebrating, outdoor entertaining is essential for summer fun!

From chip and dip bowls, to trays, napkins, pitchers and more, Mud Pie is your one stop shop for summer fun! Let’s start with getting the space ready. Mud Pie has so many great pieces for outdoor entertaining. Find pillows, rugs, décor and more at Mud Pie to help make your backyard the perfect place for hosting.


Backyard Entertainment Ideas

Your guide to outdoor entertaining this summer is here! Check out our favorite products and design inspiration for entertaining outdoors and refreshing your patio this season.

Summer is almost here and we are so excited to entertain from sun up to sun down! Make sure you have everything you need to make your next summer soiree a success. Don’t forget to get a few fresh outfits for the hostess with the mostess!

A patio or porch should be an effortless extension of any home. Inviting seating, playful pillows, lighting and earthy natural toned décor pieces are sure to set the tone. Eat, drink and enjoy sips and snacks during an app-y hour spent outdoors! Plus, no event is every really complete without a deviled egg tray, right?

Summer is grilling season! Stock up on grilling favorites from Mud Pie like tools, aprons, and platters. From cheese plates and cracker dishes, to snack boards and drink pitchers, dress your patio for entertaining in style. Don’t forget to add a citronella candle!

No matter what kind of event you are hosting, Mud Pie is here to help! Find everything you need at our Outdoor Entertaining shop!


Summer Party Ideas

Follow along as we share our favorite summer party hack from Brittany Young, the Certified Celebrator! Brittany’s book, Celebrate with Sprinkles, features the ultimate party themes and hacks to help not only make every day special but also create lifelong memories. 

Our favorite party hack this summer is Brittany’s Sweet Aloha Centerpiece, featuring seasonal fruit and fresh flowers that is sure to brighten up your tablescapes all season long! This party making centerpiece is as easy as 1-2-3.

Summer Centerpiece

Sweet Aloha Centerpiece



-          Pineapple

-          Favorite summer flowers

-          Floral Foam



-          Core your pineapple

-          Cut floral foam to size

-          Insert foam into the hollowed out pineapple

-          Start arranging your flowers


Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing beverage. Margaritas are a classic for summertime sipping. We’re sharing our favorite with you – the Mud Pie Margarita. Make sure to pair with your favorite Mud Pie drinkware.

Mud Pie Margaritas



-          Salt

-          1 oz Cointreau

-          2 oz lime juice

-          2 oz tequila

-          Simple syrup

-          Limes


-          Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup to a drink shaker

-          Add salt to rim of Mud Pie glass. Add a lime for garnish.

-          Add ice to glass. Pour in margarita.

-          Enjoy!


There’s always room for s’more fun! Make the night even more enjoyable with s’mores! Create a cozy by-the-fire environment, anywhere – anytime! Make a s’mores board complete with chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows! Add some other sweet treats like fruit, pretzels and spreads and you’ve created the perfect environment for summertime fun. You’ll be making s’more memories all summer long.

Summer Activities

Whether you’re at the beach, lake or even in your own back yard – there’s plenty of summer fun to be had! Here’s our guide to summer fun that you can do in your own backyard:

-          Host an outdoor movie night

-          Play lawn games like corn hole or Giant Jenga

-          Host a backyard barbeque

-          Host a fiesta

-          Build a fire and roast s’mores

-          Have a campout

-          Host a floral picnic or tea party

-          Host a mock Olympic games

No matter what you choose to do this summer, Mud Pie can help! Don’t forget to stock up on bathing suits and summer outfits for all your fun in the sun this summer. Moms, we didn’t forget about you! Mud Pie has a great selection of women’s clothing that is perfect for you. Find sundresses and skirts that are perfect for hosting. When it’s time to host a pool party, our cover-ups, totes and accessories are a must-have!

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