As summer hits, the stress of work and other responsibilities starts to fade away. Time spent at home with friends or on a road trip is essential for reconnecting after all those years that went by too quickly. Spending some quality bonding time in your backyard will provide you an opportunity to slow down and be present where there are no distractions or interruptions from everyday life, reminding them they have somewhere else they need to be.
Entertaining is necessary this season more than ever before because we live our lives so fast-paced these days that it’s easy for us not to notice how much had changed since last year when spring was here just weeks ago already gone. Planning your next outdoor party is a satisfying task for the mind and body. You will be able to enjoy game nights with friends, movie days by the poolside, or simply backyard barbeques as you gaze at that beautiful sun.
This summer’s not over yet! Please take advantage of those last few warm months to plan one final shindig before fall comes knocking on our doors again. With just some creative brainstorming and prep work beforehand (think: picking out dishes and decorations), this can become an opportunity for unforgettable memories with loved ones – get started now, so it doesn’t slip through your fingers like sand between your fingers!
GIVE GUESTS ENOUGH TIME
There are many things to do in the summer, but ball games and beach trips can get booked up pretty quickly. Whether you’re sending invitations or inviting people over by phone or email, timing is vital when it comes to planning your event. If your party is essential and has an extensive guest list, then you should err on the earlier side so that both parties have enough time set aside for everything they need to plan! Just a few days will do for a casual event. Invite people at least three weeks in advance to graduation, anniversary, and housewarming parties. Make sure you provide your guests a deadline to RSVP.
GET YOUR HOME READY
Prepare for your summer party every day after you send out the invites. Let’s start by cleaning up the yard. After that, please clean it up inside. Don’t forget to do the guest rooms, including the entryway, kitchen, and bathrooms. You’ll likely have guests expect to see every room when you have a housewarming party. Make a tour plan. You’ll love showing everyone around your beautiful house. Guests will ask a lot about your home, especially what color you painted each room. You should print out a list of your home’s paint colors. I’m telling you, trust us. Your guests will love it!
MAKE A CHECKLIST
Have a concept of what you want to serve and set up before guests arrive. You’ll need chairs, coolers with ice, citronella candles for mosquito protection at nighttime parties, plates/cups if needed, water bottles, and plastic-ware. Also, get enough towels & goggles so people can go swimming without worrying about ruining their clothes. Do you use real or disposable dinnerware? It’s up to you. Authentic dishes go a long way toward elevating outdoor dining, and they’re more eco-friendly than disposable ones. So if you are launching a summer party, feel free to use paper plates and cups with your guests as an easy cleanup!
PLAN YOUR MENU
The secret to easy summer entertaining is planning. I find that as the season progresses, you can use different ingredients with a simple twist, and it will still taste great! Take advantage of all of your favorite seasonal fruits and veggies to take some time off on party day – while also enhancing their flavors before serving them up fresh for guests. There are several people out there with different dietary needs. You may want to be more proactive in your planning and make sure you ask about food allergies so that the guest feels loved at all times! Remembering what each like will also help them feel like they’re being catered towards as well.
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THINK THE DRINKS
Often, the most important thing for an event is to have a way of serving drinks. A self-service station set up at your party will make it easy and hassle-free for guests to drink as they please, without being tethered by cords or stuck behind bars on their own. To go with this idea and because summer parties do not require a full bar, you only need delicious cocktails and wine. Also, beer should be available in abundance! For those who want more than just alcohol, though, offer some simple ingredients that can help whip up something signature like a “Sunset Serenade” cocktail: gin mixed with fresh grapefruit juice combined with honey syrup which then gets topped off iced tea.
SET THE MOOD
The party is the best time to decorate! It’s not always a good idea to spend tons of money, but some simple tips can help you have a great space without going overboard. The first step in making your house ready for guests is filling it with fresh flowers and greenery, which will create a natural atmosphere perfect for any occasion.
To make sure no detail goes unnoticed when hosting parties at home, use these five easy steps: 1) Fill every corner of your living room or kitchen table with bright colors like pink or green 2) Add textures such as stones 3) Try using something unexpected – maybe repurposed glass bottles painted in various colors colors? 4 ) Place candles around the perimeter 5) Create height by adding plants on top of furniture.
We all love to listen to our favorite songs, and it is a way we connect with the people around us. Why not create your playlist for guests by asking them about their requests on the RSVP invitations? The music you choose will set the theme of your party, so make sure that they are lighthearted tunes.
The essential thing to do before hosting an event is to make sure the guests are relaxed. It’s how you welcome them that will leave a lasting impression on their mind. Welcome new arrivals with smiles and conversation while they get seated, as this helps put everyone in a good mood for chatting throughout dinner or drinks later! It’s essential to keep the party going at all costs and not let anything bring you down. When something goes wrong, don’t panic! You are in charge of setting a good mood for your guests so they’ll be able to follow suit when things go awry.