Outdoor parties are fun and exciting when warmer weather rolls around. Unlike indoors, you have more room to move about, and there’s always a fresh breeze to keep you cool.
Pre-plan and prepare for your summer parties by getting your backyard ready. Here are our top tips:
Cleanliness and organisation are vital to a great outdoor party. You might have the best amenities, such as a luxury pool and a state-of-the-art BBQ grill, but nobody likes spending time in a filthy yard.
Start by mowing the grass and clearing overgrown bushes. After cleaning the area, wash furniture and other outdoor structures. Use power wash on your deck or patio to conserve water. If your structures need refinishing, do it then to give them a shiny, ‘almost new’ appeal.
Don’t forget to clean your pool by draining the water and scrubbing the walls. Check the pump and filters to confirm they’re operational. After restoring the water, check the chemical levels.
Most people have only a few seats designated for outdoor spaces, so, in preparation for your event, it may be time to add extra seating.
You might choose to purchase brand-new ones from a local dealer or an online store. Alternatively, if you’re on a tight budget, improve your DIY game. Browse social media platforms like Pinterest and YouTube to find inspiration for bench seats and other nooks that offer additional space. Besides saving money, DIY gives you a sense of accomplishment.
Sometimes, the sun can get so hot that it’s unbearable. Adding proper shade to your outdoor space guarantees uninterrupted comfort, even when the weather isn’t ideal.
Get a few large umbrellas if you don’t want a permanent roof over your patio. These can cast shade over sunny spots and keep guests comfortable. Alternatively, you can move your pizza oven and dining furniture under a leafy canopy if your yard has mature trees.
Divide into Sections
When preparing your backyard for summer entertaining, divide it into casual and formal sections. The casual section can house an outdoor kitchen, a dining area, and a small bar. On the other hand, the formal section should have comfy lounge chairs. Start the evening in one area and move to the next when it’s time to unwind.
Set Up Lighting
Good parties often last past sunset. You shouldn’t disappoint your guests by telling them to move indoors after dusk, halting the fun. Instead, avoid such interruptions by installing delicate twinkling lights in your backyard.
Besides beauty, light makes it safer to walk in the dark and helps with food preparation.
Being well prepared is essential to the success of any party. So don’t wait until the last minute to prepare your backyard for outdoor summer events. Instead, start as early as now, and apply the finishing touches when the time comes.