I got another friend to make them placemats for the picnic table and a brightly colored clothespin bag for the clothesline. I even handpainted clothespins for them. It looked so great, they threw a party just so they'd have an excuse to use their new backyard.
Maybe you could make your parents a picnic set with "outdoor" dishes, placemats, etc
Ohh I got it!! Well you got it!! A picnic set is perfect, it's fall now but I can get some plates and paint them, and a cute tray to match, some tumblers and cloth napkins oh and placemats. I could even put it in a picnic basket or plastic container (decorated of course) for storage. Best of all now that it's fall all picnic stuff is on sale!!
Thank you, thank you.