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Backyard Entertaining Expert Reveals Budget-Friendly Tips for Labor Day Celebrations

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TIKI® Brand and HGTV Design Star fan favorite Kellie Clements share smart ways to save

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With back-to-school season quickly approaching, homeowners everywhere are savoring the final days of summer and preparing to host one last backyard bash for the season. Before going out and splurging on new items for weekend entertaining, it's important to know what to repurpose and what to buy new.

"You don't need to spend a fortune to entertain outdoors this Labor Day," said HGTV Design Star fan favorite Kellie Clements. "If you have an informal table and chairs or an old dresser, consider taking them outside, so you have more seating for guests or more places for them to rest a cup or plate. Dress the items up with a fresh coat of paint or accessorize them with items that will add ambiance to your space, such as a TIKI® Brand Glowing Tabletop Torch."

A blend of repurposed and refreshed items is a budget-friendly way to instantly update your space. Invest in just a few key items to make your backyard feel like new.

"When decorating an outdoor space for entertaining, I love looking for items you can use year after year without them looking dated," Clements said. "Since lighting is one of the most important elements to outdoor entertaining, I never reuse half-burned candles and instead invest in torches, such as the TIKI® Brand Island King® Torch. Its vibrant flame provides the perfect party atmosphere and adds a special touch to your space."

With these tips, your space will quickly be ready for guests and Labor Day entertaining will be stress-free. For more entertaining tips, visit:

About TIKI® Brand
TIKI® Brand is a brand extension of Lamplight Farms Incorporated, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis. The TIKI® Brand features a full line of decorative torches and torch fuels, including some with proven mosquito repellency that enhance the consumer's backyard. TIKI® Brand is the leader in outdoor torches and torch fuel, and is sold at major retailers nationwide.

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