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Nothing is more Southern than an impromptu Porch Party, and I am sure many will agree that their favorite early summer nights are spent with a small group of family and friends sharing stories and sipping cocktails en plein air. Here are a few porch-pick-me-ups to get your outdoor living area company ready. We even included a playlist & happy-hour-ready recipes so all that is left to do is gather the group. Cheers!

1) Invest in an Indoor / Outdoor Rug and during the off-season, let it live in the kids' playroom or on the sun-porch.

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2) Give guests a place to rest their drink and/or pull up as extra seating.

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3) Add some Bohemian flavor to the mix of your classic outdoor porch furniture.

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4) Change your pillows out seasonally if budget allows and let the color palette be fresh and fun.

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5) Trays are not only great for entertaining purposes, but they also add that additional layer to the coffee and/or dining table.

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6) Pick your poison: use to plant an orchid or a green fern and/or fill with ice and your favorite bottle of wine.

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7) Give your porch ambiance with affordable porcelain lanterns that let the light flicker when the sun goes down. Try putting citronella candles in them for a buggy night.

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8) Glasses not only bring seasonal color, but will be used to serve wine, water, and/or lemonade.

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9) The burlap makes them casual, the monogram makes them personal, and cloth cocktail napkins are an obvious must for any Southern lady.

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10) Pour a cocktail for you and your guests.

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11) Don't forget to put out a light bite.

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12) And lastly, put on these easy-breezy party tunes using this Porch Party Playlist.