The warm weather means you can turn an ordinary weeknight dinner into an outdoor event by just taking it outside. To make things easy, allow yourself to use paper cups and plates, and then grab a few extra to make this DIY tiered dessert stand.
We found this over at Martha Stewart and it looks simple enough to construct. It's a great project to do together with young kids and then let them set the table. These can make the simplest of desserts fancier. For complete directions, check out Martha Stewart.