Summer is way to short in the Northland and now that the mini heat wave seems to have left, lets get outside and really enjoy ourselves.

We have done a 1 year restoration of our deck and it was not only the selling point for our house, but we now have plenty of seating with our new patio furniture. We bought some solar lights which are hanging on the inside rails and some battery operated candles. It makes for a great little oasis at night to enjoy the deck.

If you are having a bash or just a group of people over, you want everyone to have a great time, but you don't want to stress out either. Check out these awesome tips for some cool ideas to make it a great time had by all.