PHOTOS: Casey Wilson Shows Off Her Backyard Makeover and Shares Her Secret to a Great Summer Party
Casey Wilson's Entertaining Hub
When Happy Endings alum Casey Wilson is planning a party, she always sets aside space for her dream guest: “ I always put out a place setting at the table for Oprah, just in case she shows up,” she says. “She hasn’t yet, but maybe she’ll have that ‘aha’ moment. It’s only a matter of time.” Though the actress, who has a 2-year-old son, Max, and another baby on the way with husband David Caspe, loves to host friends and family at her home in Los Angeles, she found her outdoor space lacking the essentials for a great gathering.
Wilson's ideal aesthetic for the backyard was inspired by the California town of Ojai, where she and Caspe were married. She turned to discount mecca HomeGoods to help bring her vision to life. “I wanted to incorporate that vibe with wildflowers and lots of florals in the garden,” she says. White vessels in various designs and sizes house her collection of plants.
“We’re constantly entertaining,” Wilson says. “Our parties aren’t over-the-top fancy; my biggest focus is that everyone is comfortable and has a good time.” Her cozy seating area does just that with an outdoor sofa and lots of pillows to beckon guests.
Pops of Color
Playful details like a bright red cooler that Wilson says she's “in love” with, keep the scene casual. “Inside our home the color scheme is a little more muted and natural,” she says. ”But I like to keep it light and fun when we’re having people over.”
Wilson's obsession with storage boxes pays off when she entertains, housing all the little extras like cocktail napkins and “other knickknacks that you just simply can’t live without,” while still looking chic.
“One thing that anyone who’s been to one of my parties will say — we do love our alcohol,” says Wilson, who prefers to set beverages on a buffet so guests can seamlessly serve themselves. “I always make signature drinks and name them after people.” Her most recent concoction, “We made rosé popsicles and they actually turned out great! I did make a few ones with juice for myself because I didn’t want to feel left out," says the mom-to-be.