A great tip for keeping flies at bay, cut a lemon in half and add cloves to it. Set out in bowls about 30 min before food will be going on the table. The smell with leave your party pest free (at least the little kinds).
KEEP FLIES AWAY FROM FOOD - GREAT FOR OUTSIDE PARTIES Simply cut a lemon in half, then take whole cloves and insert them into the freshly cut lemon. **Place them on the table about 30 minutes before you plan to eat so the flies will pick up the scent and stay away**