Tips For Planning An Amazing Outdoor Party

Tips For Planning An Amazing Outdoor Party

Tips For Planning An Amazing Outdoor Party

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Is it possible to amaze your guests with an outdoor party without driving yourself crazy? Whether you’ve got friends coming over for cocktails and light dinner or need to organize a party for the entire block, these ideas guarantee a lack of party planner’s panic.

Tips For Planning An Amazing Outdoor Party

  1. Organize the food area. Place chips and salsa, veggies, and salads near the beginning, and end it with the more expensive food items, like meat and fruit.  As people go through the line they will fill their plates with the fillers first.  This will help you stretch the food budget.
  2. Make a mobile beverage area. Stock the beverage cart with all the essentials that partygoers may need and then just roll it to any location for refilling supplies. Keep your ice bucket chilled for hours by adding a big splash of cold water and a dose of table salt to the mix.
  3. Plates and utensils. Consider helping guests avoid a juggling act by hole punching disposable plates and attaching plastic utensils with a loop of twine. That way they are easy to handle for guests and they will have a free hand to use as they gather their food.
  4. Keep the bugs away. Get rid of any standing water, and consider using fans to create enough airflow to keep the flying bugs at bay. Have bug repellant spray, use bug repellant gadgets and have bug wipes in easy access for guests. Circle your party area with citronella candles or incense sticks to light when night falls.
  5. Seating. Have plenty of seating for your guests. If you’re short on chairs, spread blankets on the grass.  Repurpose indoor seating to be used for the event.
  6. Lighting. When the sun goes down, don’t leave guests in the dark. Use holiday twinkle lights in a straight line, X- or V-shape to get an elegant look, or drape them across tree branches for a more whimsical feel. Paper lanterns draped from tree limbs are also very festive.
  7. Stay cool.  A great idea is to dip dollar-store washcloths in water and display them in a bucket of ice. Guests can take one and apply it to wrists and other pressure points to cool down. Use fans, covered areas and keep ice cold beverages readily available for your guests.
  8. Entertainment. A great and easy option for the event is to choose a Dj or outdoor movie service. This is a perfect way to be sure guests have a great speaker system or viewing screen with no effort on your part. Let the professionals take care of the details!

The Takeaway

As temperatures warm and the daylight hours lengthen, it becomes easier, less stressful, and more fun to host an outdoor party. The good news is that with a little preparation, an outdoor party can be extremely low-maintenance. Hosting a party in the backyard or town square is easier than ever with these great ideas.

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