Tuesday Tip: Party on the Patio

Our owner, Kasey Tam, recently sat down with the kind folks at Amarillo Magazine to talk about one of our favorite pastimes, entertaining. Snag a print issue at your local United for 120 pages of fun summer drinks, fashion, & events or keep reading below for more info and images from our feature!




Side Table

You can use side tables for just about anything! Why not fix up the perfect drink station on your patio? Throw in some fun barware and lanterns and you’re in business!


Napkin Rings

If you’re hosting a more formal event, place settings are a fun way to incorporate a little extra style. Vintage napkin rings are a little touch to make the party feel a little more special.



Trade in your traditional dishes for something more unique. You can find vintage stoneware dining sets at The NAT, or even commission a set made by a local potter!


Keep It Fresh

Fresh berries are a great addition to any table top! They’re easy to snack on, or add to your celebratory glass of champagne! You can even place them in a glass bowl to show off those summery colors.


Etched Glass

If you have ever been in The NAT, you know that we are big fans of etched glass! They add a little something special to your everyday drinkware. You can find beautifully ornate etched pieces or even something simple and dainty.



One of the big trends in weddings is mix/match chairs. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t only have to happen at a big event. The mix added to your home or patio makes everything a little more interesting!


Mason Jars

Are you hosting family friends with young kiddos? You can pre-make some tasty drinks ahead of time that the kids are sure to love! And if you aren’t hosting kids, we love to throw in some homemade sangria!


Mix It Up

Mixing and matching different vintage styles gives off a very eclectic vibe. Find a color palette you love and mix in different vintage pieces to complete the look!


Go Green

Flower arrangements and plants give you the extra oomph you’re looking for! We love planting new florals and cacti in vintage planters and vases.


Have Fun!

Entertaining can sometimes feel stressful, so it’s important to always remember to enjoy yourself. If you didn’t want to hang with your friends and family, you wouldn’t host a party. Take a load off, make yourself a drink, and enjoy the party.




If our garden party has inspired you, now is the time to start planning! Summer won’t be here forever, so cash in on the gorgeous summer nights while you can. If you’re wanting to shop for any of these items, feel free to stop by The NAT; our staff would be happy to help you make your patio party dreams come true!

Are you wanting to host a party, shower, or event? We would love to help stage your event! Hop on over to From 6th Collective and give us a shout.