Here in Toronto there is only a small margin in which one can host dinner parties outdoors. Competing with outdoor elements, bugs and weather, is always a challenge. As a child I can remember sitting on our picnic table in the summer, eating off the bbq. It was always 'special' to get a meal outside. I hope to share our backyard with some friends and family this summer. I've been scouring the net for fun and affordable ideas to get the party started!