10 Essentials for a Fabulous Outdoor Summer Party
It’s summer and you’re looking for something to do. Here’s an idea: When the weather turns warmer, it’s the perfect time to invite other people over for an outdoor party.
Outdoor parties maximize the gorgeous sunlight available during summer. As fresh air circulates, you can be guaranteed a relaxing atmosphere for attendees. Another benefit to this type of party is the opportunity to spend time with a larger group of people. Since the area is open, guests have more freedom to walk around and engage with different guests. With outdoor parties, you also have more opportunities to be creative not just with the food you serve but also with the entertainment you provide.
To help you get started with a fabulous outdoor summer party, here are 10 essentials you might want to include.
If you’re going to hold your party during the day, you can use natural light to showcase more fun and artistic designs not just for your food but also for items and decorations. Aside from aesthetically-pleasing fresh fruits, pastries, and juices in cute containers, you can also lay out fun decor like some of these.
Throw pillows and blankets
Don’t have a lot of chairs available at home? Don’t worry, you can take your blankets with some pillows and throw them across the lawn for picnicking and lounging. This also allows your guests to mix and match their seats, depending on who they want to talk to.
If you have the space, you can add a hammock to your outdoor party. This can help add a relaxing care-free space to your party for guests who just want to enjoy the sunshine for a little while.
If you’re hosting kids, having an inflatable pool for a summer party is one they will absolutely love. Young children ages 6 and up can safely enjoy splashing around while their parents can keep mingling with friends.
One thing we don’t like is a sad party. Make sure that guests always have something to do by setting your outdoor area for some backyard games. Outdoor games can come in the form of beer pong, frisbee, or even a chill game of badminton.
Lastly, don’t forget to decorate your serving table with some fresh flowers. You can also take your upcoming outdoor party as a sign to plant more flowers in your garden.
Meanwhile, parties held at night time are good for those days when the sun is too bright. During this time, make sure to maximize the night sky and romantic atmosphere with several lighting options.
What’a summer party without a bonfire and s’mores? Add a fire pit to your backyard so guests can have a focus point and a place to roast some marshmallows.
If the stars are bright on the night of your party, why not try to have an outdoor movie night? Prepare a projector and a white blanket or canvas to watch the movie on. Don’t forget to provide some popcorn and soda!
When it comes to outdoor parties, mosquitos are your number one enemy. Strategically place citronella candles around the space you’ve set out for your party for extra protection from these insects.
Adding string lights to your backyard can turn your outdoor parties even more magical. This creates a soft ambiance for the party and even encourages guests to stay late into the night.
Want to add some fun and laughter to your party? Encourage kids and adults alike to light up some sparklers. Always remember to be safe and keep this activity away from your home and any outdoor seating.
These are just some of the things you can add to your party to turn them from drab to fab. But don’t forget to prepare the basics: food that’s easy to eat like sandwiches and grilled meat pieces, utensils, large serving platter, and a big speaker to blast music. Have a great summer!