As summer nears - the official start (at least in ICDC's mind) is this weekend - it's fun to plan dinner parties outdoors. Don't worry if you don't have a dining table in a country garden! From rugs to blankets to folding chairs and card tables, even those of us in apartments can create an elegant picnic on the Mall, in Rock Creek Park or along the river. Lanterns and candles help too!
Need a little inspiration for an outdoor gathering? Here are a few.
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