Robin Laub, a Life Stylist

Outdoor Patio Party Ideas - Part 1

Who’s ready to partyyyyyy on the patio? In this 3-part series, I’ll share some fun and fashionable tips for planning an outdoor party. This first part is all about the food. 



I’ll start off with the food and drink as caterers tend to book out far in advance. So plan ahead! 


I recommend hiring Betty Zlatchin catering. I’ve used them for over 10 years and they’re still my go-to! Decide on a party theme and they’ll help you with all the fixins’! Need help planning a theme? Just Ask! 


When it comes to catering, I’m very picky (surprised? Ha!), so if you have a grand desire to have oysters with pommes frites at a food station, go for it! The chef might not think that’s the best way to serve French fries, but that’s the way I like it so they make it work. This catering gem is very flexible. Have fun and be creative. They love to be challenged. Ha! 


They’re based in San Francisco but will travel anywhere in the Bay Area. Honestly, you won’t be disappointed. They can also help with any rentals you may need and assist with décor. They are THAT good. Check out their website here. But of course, you can Just Ask me and I can handle all of that planning for you. I love thinking through all of the details! 


Have fun noshing at your outdoor patio party! Stay tuned for an entertaining Part 2!