Whenever you plan to throw a party at your house next time, consider having it outdoors. As the summer months are approaching, it is a nice time to have a party outdoors to take advantage of the nice warm weather. Organize everything meticulously and dine in with your favorite people. And for the night, make preparations for a fire pit, plenty of blankets to keep your guests cozy and comfortable. It does not matter what you have, a patio, backyard pool or a screened-in porch. You can have a nice time with your friends and family. You just need to bring out that fun element by having the necessary arrangements.
It is not one hell of a task to prepare a menu for an outdoor party. Try to keep a variety of options that may include gluten-free or vegan so that everyone could have something or the other they can enjoy. Another interesting thing you can try incorporating is potluck. It is a thing where all your guests bring in their best dishes and get a chance to share with others. Have a buffet-style meal to avoid the hassle of serving everyone. Add in a way to keep the cold food cold and hot one hot. Keep your serving table near an electric outlet to keep the food warming trays. And for the cold food, place a shallow pan of ice beneath those items.
Seating and Decorations
Make sure that you have plenty of seating for everyone you invite to your party. Use a different variety of seats including folding chairs, lawn chairs and place them on a leveled surface and in a secured position. Another great option is to have seating on the ground if it is dry along with some cozy blankets.
And when it comes to decor, make it look attractive by adding as many colors you can. Put up a pinata, display your brightest tablecloths and hang some colorful lanterns. Prepare a stage for the most awesome outdoor party you will ever have. Be playful by mixing and matching different colors.
Be the best party host by serving a variety of beverages your guest would cherish. Keep both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options so that everyone has the freedom to enjoy what they like. Nothing can be better than having a BYOB setup as everyone could make drinks according to their preference. Position the beverage station away from the food area. It will help you avoid any mess at a single place. Keep an ice chest or a cooler filled with ice near to the drinks station.
Trash and Dirty Dishes
Now after the party is over, how would you manage all those trash? So you need to prepare beforehand to save yourself from any trouble afterward. In case you re using paper products, keep at least one trash can available to put up them. Keep a check on it and empty it every time it gets filled up. And for the glassware and dishes, have a table or a plastic where everyone can place them after they are finished with their meal.
After you have prepared everything and sent out all the invitations, you now know who is going to come to your party. So according to that, you need to decide upon the activities your guests would enjoy. If your party list includes the persons who prefer quiet conversations and listening to music, then keep a game of charades for them. And in case, kids are going to attack your area then make sure you keep plenty of activities. Have water sports, and games so that they can have a super fun time.