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gardenlanternAll throughout June we’ll be featuring freebies from our friends over at PartyLite.  This week we have this awesome Garden Lantern.  PartyLite’s classic Garden Lantern is cast aluminum with a verdigris finish. Includes a tall glass votive cup to protect candle flame outdoors. 10 1/2″ H x 7 3/4″ d. $124.95.

For this week’s question, we want to know what’s the one thing you need the most help with when throwing a great summer party? Post a comment below and maybe it’ll be your name we announce on Tuesday morning!

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405 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    Keeping the bugs away!!!!! And hoping there's enough food for everyone!

  2. Debra says:

    My problem is mostly my 60 year old husband. Once the party starts he becomes a "guest". If I could trade him in for two 30 year olds (a chef and a bartender), that would make for a great summer party. Oh, and maybe a little added patio seating…

  3. Lyndsey says:

    Staying within a budget. I never take into account all of the last minute needs and always seem to spend way too much! You never want to go over in today's economy… you just never know what to expect!

  4. Daniele says:

    All the prep work before hand, cleaning the house, buying the food, preparing the food, then cleaning up afterwards- but everyone always has a great time so it's probably worth it in the end!

  5. Summer says:

    Preparing & cooking food; Bugs; keepin the crowed entertained..

  6. Jenn says:

    I'd need help figuring out activities for the kids – big ones and little ones. They can't eat the entire time. ;)

  7. gummy says:

    not overbuying food! Learning to delegate tasks and enjoy the party too…..I tend to keep to busy making all the others happy.

  8. Tanya says:

    Prep and setup. There's alway a dozen things to do just before the party begins that I need help with.

  9. Erin says:

    Seating is probably the biggest concern when having a get-together in the summer when you will sitting outside most of the time.

  10. Judi Zimmer says:

    Setting up large items like tent, tables and chairs so that everyone has comfortable sitting/eating space, yet nothing is too crowded or in a dangerous spot.

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