See ya later winter!  Spring fever has sprung and we’ve waited a long time for the opportunity to entertain outdoors! Need a few ideas on what you’ll need to accomplish the perfect entertaining spot in your backyard or patio? Read our checklist here.

There is a light at the end of this snow-covered tunnel. It’s time to embrace the beauty of green grass, flowers, warm days…and nights filled with fun only inherent to the joys of summer.

A good backyard party deserves a good home projector, or is it the other way around? Make this spring and summer one your friends and family won’t forget. How? It’s time to look at taking your entertaining indoor space to the outdoors. Spending time with friends and family in backyards or patios has been around since the beginning of neighborhoods, but it has evolved over the last few years. We’ve learned that everything done indoors can be enjoyed outdoors as well. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It just takes simple food, comfortable lounging and easy entertainment that will create lasting memories this summer!

Take Your Indoors Entertaining Rooms Outdoors with Projectors

Total HomeFX experts share their checklist for taking the party outside.

  1. Comfortable outdoor furniture. Whether you live in a house or apartment, there are simple ways to set up the perfect hang out. Choose plush, water-resistant fabric pillows liven up lounge chairs or throw on the ground for additional seating. There’s no reason why a trunk from inside can’t step in as your outdoor coffee table. Get creative! Find more tips and options at HomeDepot.com.
  2. Entertainment is key! Projectors take center stage because of the endless viewing opportunities. For example, if you are hosting a more formal celebration outside, you may want to entertain guests with fun video decorations that can be displayed in minutes from your front or back windows. Another option for using outdoor projectors to play movies. Our experts recommend choosing a projector that offers high-quality output with the ability to adjust to variations of light and darkness – offering flexibility for daytime or evening viewing. From home movies to holiday videos, outdoor projectors need to be lightweight and compact, if you are traveling or working with a small space.
  3. Simple food. You can’t have fun watching outdoor movies without food! When it comes to simple snacking, anything goes. Recipes and snacks such as popcorn and simple chocolate chip-pretzels bars are perfect movie-watching treats. Check out Nicole Nelson McLaughlin, from @MyRecipes for easy snacks and grilling recipes.

Hey, its just fun to be outside this summer. So, check off these three simple must-haves for your upcoming gatherings – large and small.

Check out more ideas on decorating for any celebrations here.