No matter how much I wish and hope, my life is not a Southern garden party . . . yet. Neither my liver nor my pocketbook allow me to drink champagne all day under a magnolia tree, but that doesn't mean I can't pretend sometimes, and summer is the best time to throw a garden party. Spring seems ideal, but there's always a chance of rain, and if you're going to fry your brain on Pinterest and spend hours decorating, then there better not be rain, dammit! Plus, the wonderful thing about a garden party is when the night settles in and you can play under flickering candles on a warm evening. It takes some time to plan, but if you stick to the following tips, your garden party... More >>>