Outdoor parties are the most fun when the weather cooperates. Party guests love to spend time on a beautiful deck, an outdoor dance floor, and beneath the stars. There’s something so enjoyable about time spent outside with great people, great food, and great entertainment. If you’re hosting an outdoor event in the near future, these simple tips will make your event more magical than you imagined.
Consider Outdoor-Friendly Foods
A sit-down dinner in the backyard is a lovely idea if you have enough tables and chairs for that type of dining. If you don’t, it’s helpful to remember your guests will likely be eating while balancing their plates on their knees sitting on patio furniture. They might even eat while standing. Food that’s easy to eat with one hand while holding the other is the best type of food to serve if you want anyone to eat.
Consider Proper Lighting
The sunset is the most natural, most beautiful light possible for an outdoor event, but the sun will go down. When that happens, be sure you have enough lighting to allow guests to see one another and where they’re walking. If it’s too dim outdoors, guests will go home. Floating lanterns, candles, twinkling white lights in the trees, and spotlights can make all the difference between a dark, dim party and amazing ambiance.
Consider Entertainment for the Kids
If kids are coming to the party, be sure there’s something to keep them entertained. It’s easy to hire an inflatable bounce house company to provide hours of inflatable fun. You can bring out bubbles, sprinklers during the day for the kids to run through in their swimsuits, and plenty of outdoor sports equipment. Keeping them happy is the best way to keep their parents happy.
Control the Pests
Nothing detracts from the fun of a gorgeous outdoor event quite like pests. Mosquitoes are the worst, so it’s time to consider special event mosquito treatment solutions. Hiring someone to come out and install pest control devices to keep the mosquitoes at bay during your event is one way to guarantee your guests are left feeling comfortable throughout the party. Pests are a pest, and they can drive guests out faster than anything else.
Party planning is always fun, but there’s some stress involved in making certain everything is just right. Perfection is impossible, and it’s overrated. Keep that in mind, utilize these tips to solve potential party-problems before they occur, and you’ll end up with a much more enjoyable gathering, happier guests, and so many thank-you calls and texts your ego might just grow a size or two before long.