The Best Way to Make an Outdoor Party Actually Feel Comfortable

The Best Way to Make an Outdoor Party Actually Feel Comfortable

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Megan Hopp
Oct 20, 2016
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When I think tailgate, I think cans of beer, screaming fans with painted faces, and processed cheese. I always wish I could partake in the festivities and merriment — just in a way that feels a bit more comfy.

The solution? Bring your rugs outside!

While this boho-chic tailgate party from Style Blue Print is more backyard party than parking-lot bash, it features a great idea to use the comforts of home at a classically outdoor event.

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If you're attached to your indoor rugs (or just don't feel like moving all your furniture), pick up a rug that is specifically made for the outdoors and use it exclusively for parties. Here are a few outdoor rugs I'm currently crushing on.

3 Rugs for Your Next Outdoor Party

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Outdoor textiles don't need to stop at rugs, either: Consider bringing out your pillows, poufs, and ottomans and layering them atop your rug for a cozy gathering place your friends can settle into. Again, you can certainly buy outdoor-only versions, if you get the heebie-jeebies thinking about bring your pillows outside and then back in. The main thing is to just have lots of cozy, soft stuff for cuddling.

Get the full story: A Chic Tailgate Party from Style Blueprint

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