Summer is one of the most amazing and enjoyable times of the year. It is a perfect time to host family get-togethers, meetups with friends and parties, to share happiness with your friends and family. The outdoor area or garden of a home is the perfect place to hold these parties and other events.
However, it should be noted that a perfect summer garden party, family meetup, or an al fresco dinner requires an appropriate and suitable outdoor setting, that is equipped with all the necessary items to make your guests comfortable. These items include cozy outdoor furniture, substantial outdoor lighting, beautiful outdoor rugs, and other decor features that add to the general atmosphere.
Your outdoor space should be ready to host guests. If it’s not, here are some practical tips to make sure that you are throwing a perfect summer garden party to entertain family, friends, and people from your social circle.
Follow A theme:
Whenever it comes to hosting a party, following a theme is crucial. The presence of a theme steps up the party to the next level. Following a theme does not mean you are bound to match everything, like tableware and drinkware. But be sure to take into account the chosen theme, and ensure that everything bounces off everything else. For example, you may choose a color palette for table arrangements in order to highlight the theme, but breaking away from that color palette could also work in your favor as you add in other elements of your chosen theme. This will not only impress your guests but also reflect your effort behind the arrangements of the event.
Comfort Your Guests:
It goes without saying that making your guests comfortable should be at the top of your priority list. The presence of comfortable outdoor furniture that is strategically placed is a necessity. In addition to a comfortable setting, there are plenty of other arrangements that are essential for an event. For instance, if you are hosting a party during day time, the presence of adequate shade to block sunlight, and provide cooling is necessary. If the temperature is on the higher side then you may need some umbrellas or mist fans. During night time events, you may also need lighting arrangements to aid invisibility. Be sure to also provide easy access to restrooms and drinking water in order to make your guests comfortable.
It is essential to welcome your guests with refreshing beverages. You can welcome your guests with fruit juices, lemonade, chilled beer, or iced tea. You can garnish these drinks with slices of oranges, strawberry, or cucumber as per your choice in order to dress your servings. There are plenty of other cocktail ideas as well, these cocktails could be easily prepared at home without any issue and these drinks are sure to set the mood of your guests for the party.
Importance of Perfect Menu:
It doesn’t matter whether you are hosting an indoor or outdoor party, the thing that will be remembered by your guests is the menu you will be serving at your party. If you have made arrangements for a higher number of guests, then the food course should include finger-food items that can be eaten by hand and on the go. These items could be BBQ slices, ribs, pizza slices, hotdogs, ribs, and burgers. However, if you are planning to host an event for a more intimate number for people, then you can go with steaks and other cuisines as well.