Summer time parties are the perfect type to be thrown out doors! Guests can mingle easily, enjoying the warmer temperatures and casual feel, plus you can look forward to less clean up and preparation. Prepare ahead of time and you may find yourself having a blast alongside your guests.
If you’ll be having a soiree outdoors this year, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Essentials of Hosting an Outdoor Party at Your Home
Plan for sun – Some areas can get very high temperatures, so if you are planning for afternoon fun, make sure you have some shade. Supply seating under trees or tents, or use misters to allow your guests to cool off easily. You may even consider moving your party into the late afternoon or evening.
Choose music & a theme – Review outdoor oriented party themes. Maybe something adventurous or focused around an event or cause. You’ll be surprised by how much more excited your friends will be attending your themed event.
Determine food, drinks, & numbers – Plan ahead with vendors or hired help to ensure the best time. Knowing that someone else is responsible to monitor food safety or drinks will bring you peace of mind. Provide many coolers or ice filled buckets of beverages to keep your guests cool and make sure you have enough.
You’ll be amazed by how much of a difference these few tips will make!
Do you often host parties in your home? Do you have some great advice to share on managing people while still having fun at your own party in your home? If so, please share your comments below!