The Benefits of Dining Alfresco

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Professionals MN Broker #40288835

picnicphoto by Daisyluvinbutterfly

                                                      Alfresco - in the fresh air


  • Don't have to pre-clean and post-clean the inside of the house (does not work at our place, because the party always moves indoors eventually)
  • Outside everything can be hosed off, including the children and dogs
  • Cricket, frogs, and the sounds of running water (depending on what it is running from) are soothing
  • Everyone (no exceptions here ) and everything looks more attractive in candlelight
  • The food can be simpler and it is more likely others will offer to bring something for a picnic or BBQ
  • Adults can eat and talk and the kids can eat and run
  • Everything goes with Jello
  • Paper plates and napkins can be used to start the wood fire for toasting marshmallows
  • Everyone sleeps better after taking in sunshine and fresh air
  •  Can invite more guests and use more artistic seating arrangements (lawn chairs, rocks, logs and blankets)
  • Need few decorations - maybe only at the buffet table or the head picnic table
  • Many group games are for strictly outside - volleyball, softball, horseshoes, croquet
  •  More family friendly and intergenerational
I had better start planning my garden parties soon,  as I live in Minnesota , the Land of 10,000 Lakes and they are usually frozen.
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Comments (4)

Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate


Here in Northern Virginia, I love dining outside during the wonderful spring, summer and early fall.  We live in a condo but have a great 40 foot balcony which we tiled and have planters all around.  This summer we've been growing fresh tomatoes.  My wife and I eat practically every meal out on the balcony and have done so since early May! 

Jul 16, 2007 06:00 AM
Maura Neill
RE/MAX Around Atlanta - Alpharetta, GA
North Metro Atlanta Real Estate

Hi, Kathleen...oh how I would love to eat more meals outside, if only it weren't for those pesky mosquitoes that love me so much! Here in the south, even on the screened porch, I am usually guaranteed to be snacked upon!

~Maura Gebhardt

Jul 16, 2007 12:14 PM
Vicki Bishop GRI - Alabama Real Estate
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® - Bay Minette, AL
We love eating out on the patio. It is our time together.
Jul 16, 2007 03:10 PM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Even the food taste better outside - amazing!
Jul 17, 2007 04:59 AM