When the days start getting longer and the idea of staying inside is making you stir crazy, why not get everyone outside for a party? If you have any outdoor space at all, you can modify it into a terrific setting for a fun evening. With a little bit of thought and planning, you and your friends can have a great time!
If you are planning to organize your outdoor party, the first thing to think about is your guests comfort. Will there a problem with bugs? Is your area affected by any sort of noise pollution that could stifle the fun? Are you going to be able to play music? These things can help you both decide the direction of your party and help shape what kind of party you want. If the only thing that you can think of that will be a bother are the mosquitoes, consider blanketing your yard with citronella candles. These candles are inexpensively found at any camping goods store and you can create a wonderful atmosphere by finding the right containers. If your gathering is small enough, or you simply want a good outdoor are where you can regularly entertain a small number of guests, you might want to invest in a mesh enclosure for your patio area. Made of mosquito netting, this material can cover up a small area and keep it bug-free, providing a quiet night free of bug bites and other such annoyances.
Make sure that your guests will have places to sit. While you can always reuse kitchen chairs, your guests will be much more comfortable in furniture designed for the outdoors. If you will be entertaining a lot, why not think about getting a good patio set or picnic table? Your picnic table doesn’t need to be a splintery relic of the seventies, you can get a good fiberglass or finished wood table to that will complement your décor and make your guests comfortable.
A lot of organization regarding your outdoor get-together will involve food. This is an important consideration, especially if you and your friends are all providing a dish. The number one priority is to make sure that there is enough space and that the food will be kept in a good condition. To that end, a table covered with a paper tablecloth will be a good place for guests to set food. If the table is in a good traffic area, you can make sure that guests enjoy everything that is offered as well. If you keep the food outside, you are going to need to be concerned about contamination. Keeping bugs off that tasty potato salad can be difficult, but it’s certainly not impossible! Considering getting some lightweight food covers. These are usually made out of plastic or cloth mesh and they are simply set over the dishes themselves. Keeping everything in covered containers can be exasperating and having a food cover that you can simply lift off and then replace will keep your food away from any creepy crawlies that show up uninvited.
No matter what you’re planning on this summer, plan it with style and throw a get-together they’ll still be talking about when the weather forces you back inside!