Laughter, food, and companionship are all characteristics of a great party. Hosting an outdoor party guarantees plenty of space, fresh air, and a unique atmosphere. Unfortunately, many people avoid outdoor parties because they don’t know how to host and prepare for them. If you want to plan a memorable event, here are some tips for hosting an outdoor party.
Create a Theme
Special events, such as birthdays, holidays, graduations, and more, are great themes for an outdoor party. If there is no special occasion, you can have fun and create your own. After deciding on a theme, plan the decorations, activities, and the food to match these themes.
Plan the Décor
As mentioned before, the décor should match the theme. For example, if you decide to host party with a Hawaiian theme, you can decorate with fake palm trees, coconuts, leis, tiki torches, and maybe a fire pit. Since you will be outdoors, you can safely use a wider variety of decorations.
Prepare for the Outdoors
While there are many benefits of having an outdoor entertainment space, the bugs, rain, wind, and other problems can make it difficult to use. Before hosting your party, it’s best to take care of these problems as soon as possible. To keep mosquitoes away, try planting sage or basil. For ants, place either bay leaves or cloves in an area away from the party. Since storms can appear at unpredictable times, it’s important to have a tarp, covered patio, or a canopy for guests to use if rain or wind occurs.
Food and Snacks
Depending on the theme of the party, the food and snacks will either be very specific or general. For a formal occasion, you should consider hiring a caterer a couple weeks in advance. For a casual event, homemade food items, such as sandwiches, chili, and potluck, are always fun and delicious options.
Entertainment and Activities
Another tip for hosting an outdoor party is to refrain from planning too many activities. A few fun activities are a great idea, but just make sure that guests have plenty of time to relax and talk. If children will be at the party, make sure there is a safe area for them to set up toys and play.
Be sure to use these tips the next time you host an outdoor party for a fun, entertaining, and memorable experience.