When it’s time for Spring and Summer to arrive, it becomes time for outdoor parties and entertainment.
Whether you’re inviting over friends or family or throwing an annual block party with your neighbors, we’ve sure got a series of tips for you to help you organize and plan.
From planning to set-up, here are a helpful series of steps to make your party an absolute smash.
Cool Ideas for Outdoor Parties
1.) Decide on a group of guests to invite and prepare the invitations. If you are inviting less than 12 people, you may not need to send invitations at all and can instead just ask during a conversation. Friendly texts and emails can serve as great reminders as the party nears, but there’s no need to invest in paper invitations (unless you want to) when the group you are inviting is small.
2.) Outdoor parties are fun and can be associated with a plethora of different recipes such as BBQ, chips, fruits, vegetables, party trays, corn on the cob, and so much more!
A cool idea is to ask everyone to contribute their own dish to a.) have diverse food at the party and b.) save you time and money that could be put towards food for tons of people, which can get pretty expensive by the time everything adds up. You can even set a type of theme for your outdoor party like southwestern or Mexican, to make things more fun and spice things up a bit.
3.) When it comes to food, you should be prepared for extra guests and extra appetites by making at least 50 percent more food than originally planned. This is also where it can come in handy to make your party a potluck and have everyone bring a dish of their own.
You don’t want to run out of food and end up with some disappointed guests, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry by having more. If you have too many leftovers, you can always send some of them home with your guests.
4.) Have multiple places to sit in your outdoor party setting, with a mixture of at least tables and chairs. You can even set out some blankets for kids or adventurous guests if they prefer to sit on the ground as though they were having a picnic.
5.) Always be prepared for possible bad weather conditions. It’s a good idea to check the weather several different times during the days leading up to the party and from different sources as well. If there’s a great possibility of rain, winds, or strong storms, you may consider rescheduling unless you feel like possibly moving the party to the inside if these actually occur. It’s always good to have a backup plan since the weather isn’t something that we can control.
What are your suggestions and ideas for creating a party outdoors?
Bonus: This video has some awesome ideas for living up your parties outdoors even more, so enjoy