Remember that old Friday night fish fry?! Update that concept by inviting friends over for a healthy dinner of cedar-planked salmon with seasoned lemon butter. Serve up a green salad with serrano ham and a tomato vinagrette, iced tea, and chocolate orange cookie stacks for dessert.
To set the mood for this relaxed, modern patio, set your table using shades of brown. Fill a long tray with natural rocks. Place small vases with single stems of yellow orchids and small votive candles in the tray. Light a few torches around the patio for a little extra light. Another option? Fill that same long, low tray with lemons and add in a few votive candles.