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Simple Inexpensive Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

We have collected tips from all over the Internet to help you throw an outdoor party in your backyard or a local park.

  1. Instead of a pricey sun sail to provide shade, use 4 poles and a bed sheet to create a shaded area.
  2. No picnic table? Place a door or piece of plywood on top of 4 paint cans filled with sand and cover with oilcloth or a bedsheet.
  3. Create a children’s corner with hula hoops, corn hole, and other outdoor games.  Have an older child supervise.
  4. No cooler?  A laundry tub filled with ice makes a great chiller for canned or bottled drinks.
  5. Tea lights in assorted glass jars with an inch or so of sand instead of strings of electric lights make for great mood lighting as evening approaches.
  6. Make it a potluck.  Just be sure to keep track so you don’t get 7 bean salads or 5 Pineapple and Lime Jell-O molds and you are set up to keep foods chilled or warm to serve safely.
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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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