smear, try using setting powders after you've completed your look.
From pool parties to barbeques, there are several ways to celebrate the
summer right in your backyard.
-- Decorate in style. Pick a color theme and carry it through your foods,
plates, centerpieces and potted plants. Create a cozy halo on your
porch with clusters of string lights (no longer just a holiday trend).
Try some in multiple colors or funny shapes, like jalapenos.
-- Be your own DJ. Choose music that matches your menu or your outdoor
decor. For a menu like Hawaiian BBQ Tuna Burgers and Tropical Pasta
Salad, play hula music, Brazilian jazz, or something retro that rocks.
If you use Victorian-looking china, try classical music like Vivaldi
for a classy afternoon tea.
-- Be disaster ready. It's all about having backups. If your special
appetizer burns, pull out cheese and crackers. Pasta made in just
minutes can replace burned entrees. Many say that good weather
(80 percent) and repellents to keep pesky mosquitoes away (57 percent)
are party must-haves. So control what you can, like lighting area
repellents to keep the swarms of mosquitoes away from your guests.
Create back-up plans for things you can't control, like a gloomy
Enjoy each occasion as they come this summer and be prepared. For more
outdoor tips or ways to stay protected from summer's uninvited guests,
(1) The OFF(R) PowerPad(R) Lamp & Lantern Survey was conducted online
within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of S.C.
Johnson & Son, Inc. between April 25 and 29, 2008 among 3,607 adults
|SOURCE SC Johnson|
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