I love to take advantage of the last little bits of fall and enjoy a beautiful meal outside. The leaves set the most spectacular scene for dinner in my backyard, and the waiters were serving delicious food and cozy blankets to keep everyone warm from the inside out! Weather in late fall can be unpredictable, so while I waited until the last minute to decide if the event would take place inside or out, I carefully planned every other detail. Before any party, I do a military-general-style walk-through, from a guest’s vantage point. I start with their entrance, finish with their exit, and I hit everything in between.