Entertaining outdoors is all fun and games until the weather rolls in and ruins your plans. We've put together a couple of easy ways you can protect yourself and your guests from the heat while entertaining outdoors. Beat the heat with these handy tips for summer outdoor living. Take advantage of a backyard misting system One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is to install a misting system in your backyard. Your guests will appreciate the chance to take a quick break to cool off under some misters on those hot days. Invest in some outdoor patio fans to make entertaining outdoors easier An outdoor patio fan will circulate the air in your outdoor space and make your guests feel more comfortable. There are plenty of different styles to choose from, so you're bound to be able to find one that suits the look and feel of your home. A pergola can be great protection against the summer sun. Install a pergola in your backyard Pergolas don't just look great - they're also practical. They provide effective protection from the sun. A pergola will let you entertain friends and family outdoors without worrying about the dangerous UV rays. A timber deck can also be a great addition if you want to add little something more to your outdoor space. Decking creates a comfortable and inviting atmospehre, and can really be the cherry on top of a great entertaining area. Do you have any more tips? If you've got more ideas on how to entertain outdoors during summer, leave a comment below!