The best part of cooking for the family and friends is serving the food at the gazebo or outdoor patio. Speaking of patio, make sure that you have a patio umbrella so that everyone will be comfortable. If you don't have one, patio umbrellas on amazon are good deals to check out. The sun is brutal here in Florida especially at summer time so; a patio without a shade is not fun at all.
So; where else should you rather be? If you have a pool, bring life to the area as well. When the weather is perfect, my husband and I like to cook on our outdoor grill and dine at the gazebo area. It's rejuvenating to listen the birds chirping, admire the blooms in our garden at the backyard and the best part, having fun with friends and family.