When you have people over for a backyard party, the last thing you want your guests to do is run inside every time they need cutlery, drinks or napkins. Create a refill station and you can eliminate that hassle.
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Real Simple suggests hiding extra supplies under a table. Stash a wet container out of sight and use it to store drinks on ice -- this saves frequent runs to the refrigerator. Use a second dry container to store plates, napkins and other bits and pieces your guests might need.
You could also place a garbage can nearby for empties so guests don't have to hunt in the house for one. Hit the link to check out other party planning ideas that could reduce stress and effort.
9 Hacks for Stress-Free Outdoor Parties [Real Simple]