Most of us can’t pick our neighbors, but boy am I glad that I won the lottery with mine. This girl knows how to throw a fiesta…and she’s got the most adorable backyard patio. Naturally, when she invites me over I’m more than willing to jump on the invitation to leave my sad and miserable outdoor space and join her on the set of Southern Living magazine. In my defense we are in the middle of a move and only the essentials are left behind (ash tray, broom, doormat….I call it minimalist…you call it trailer trash, whatevs). Anyways, here’s a few tips from my neighbor herself on how to throw a great patio party for a small group.