4 Ina Garten-Approved Tips for Having a Cozy Fall Dinner Party Outside

Here's how The Barefoot Contessa entertains when temps drop.

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From picnics and patio dinners to hikes and bikes, so much of the social isolation factor of the first few months of the pandemic has been aided by summer—and the warm temps that come with it.

But as we head into fall and winter, our quarantine queen Ina Garten is back with some great guidance that will keep the safe get-togethers going a month or two longer. The wisdom she shared on Instagram inspired one fan so much, he commented, "A public health icon!!! We need a Fauci/Ina crossover event!!!"

"Entertaining outdoors has been such a surprise pleasure during these difficult times. As the weather turns chilly, I've done several things to make sure we can continue the fun," Garten explained.

Here are her top classy yet coronavirus-friendly al fresco entertaining tips, plus some recipe inspiration to fit the soiree.

Ina Garten's Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Just like Garten's just-released cookbook, that sure sounds like Modern Comfort to us.

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