Summer is the perfect time of the year to go outside and enjoy the outdoors with some of your closest friends! This typically calls for the ol’ traditional backyard parties, complete with delicious food, awesome friends, and good times.
If you’ve never thrown an outdoor party, it might seem a bit daunting to try go get everything organized and together for a memorable party. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 7 easy tips to help ensure that your backyard is the summer hotspot of the season! Check out our tips below!
Give ‘Em a Specialty Dish or Drink – Want an easy way to create some excitement at your outdoor party? Give your guests something to rave about with your specialty dish! Whether it’s your sweet and tender barbeque, grilled chicken, unique dessert, or a refreshing mixed drink, adding your very own specialty dish or drink to the menu is bound to get people talking and make the party lively!
Choose a Theme – Don’t worry, themed parties aren’t just for kids! Get creative with your party and select a theme. You can go for a theme revolving around colors (primary colors or patriotic colors), or you could branch out and pick something more specific such as a tropical theme, a Hollywood theme, or anything else your imagination can whip up! Your guests will be sure to enjoy what you come up with. For additional fun, request that guests come dressed up to match the theme!
Crank Up the Tunes – Provide an instant boost to your party’s atmosphere by playing some great music! You can compile a fun playlist that reflects your party’s theme or even just put together a mix of your friends’ favorite songs to get the party started.
Add Some Lighting – You don’t have to shell out a bunch of money to make your party have some pizzazz. A bit of soft lighting is an excellent way to add an extra dimension to your outdoor party! Grab a few fun strands of outdoor lights or even last year’s Christmas lights and wrap them around your deck, fence, shrubbery, or in a few tree limbs to give your party a soft glow. Stings of light not your thing? Place candles in mason jars around the tables instead!
Give Bugs the Boot – Don’t let bugs crash your party this year! Come prepared to protect you and your guests from unwanted attention from those bugs. Keep bug spray handy, place netting strategically on top of your plates of food (the bugs will LOVE those), and, if necessary, put up a bug zapper somewhere in your yard.
Break Out the Fire Pit – It might be hot during the day in the summer, but summer nights are generally cool and delightful. Treat your guests to some fun around the fire pit! Use the fire pit to create your own s’mores, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, and tell spooky ghost stories. Your guests will love the added touch!
Play Some Games – Make your party extra fun for your guests by incorporating a few games in the mix! Break out some board games or card games from inside or invest in a few outdoor games such as washers, ladder golf, croquet, whiffle ball, or even Frisbee!
If you find yourself living in a space that doesn’t have ample space for you and your friends to celebrate the seasons together, just pick up the phone and call the area’s experts in real estate – The Massey Team! Call us at (618) 791-5024 or (618) 791-9298 or view our listings online at www.dianamasseyhomes.com. We’ll find you your dream home in no time!