Make The Most Of Summer With These Outdoor Party Planning Tips
As we slip into summer, it’s never been a better time to invite all your favourite people around and throw a party. Enjoy the wonderful weather and have your party outside under the warm sun. It may seem overwhelming turning your garden into the perfect party venue but with these tips and tricks, you will see how easy it is to transform your garden into a summer paradise!
Have Places To Lounge
Of course, most people don’t have enough outside furniture to host more than a handful of people. Find ways to be inventive! Bring out chairs from your dining room and any other spot you have easy access to. Spread blankets and pillows out in the garden to turn your party into a relaxed picnic with friends.
Set A Theme
Creating a loose theme will not only make decorating come more easily but it will also give guest something to get excited for. Some simple summer themes could be a beach vacation, pyjama party, potluck picnic, garden tea party. A theme will also give guests an idea of how to dress because casual in the summer could mean just about anything!
Prepare Utensils Before Hand
With people all rushing to the buffet line, you want to make sure everything is simple and orderly so there isn’t a long wait for everyone to fill up their plate. By wrapping cutlery in a napkin beforehand, people only need to grab one item and they have all that they need. It also allows you to but your own creative twist on how the napkin is wrapped. Make sure to make extra since we all know guests tend to lose their plates and utensils as the party goes on.
Keep The Menu Simple
Once the party has started, you don’t want to spend it stressing over everything. Prepare a simple buffet ahead of time with some classic hits so you can relax once the food is served. Remember cold foods are great in the heat but you will need to surround them in ice if you want them to stay cold!
Have Multiple Drink Stations
Have coolers with drinks throughout the party so you don’t have to worry about running out as quickly. It also stops there from any lines forming around the coolers.
Don’t Let The Sun Stop The Party
With the sun setting you lose your natural lighting, but don’t let that be the end of the party. Bring out the Christmas lights and candles to set a relaxing ambience! If you don’t want to go through the hassle of find spots to hang your lights, leave them on the ground as pathways for the guest to follow and use candles as centrepieces.