Imagine throwing a backyard party that people rave about for years. Most parties during the summer months are fun, but what if you could take it up a notch? With a little creativity, planning, and the tips below, the backyard parties you throw this summer will create lasting memories.
The wonderful thing about technology is that you can invite people to a party at a moment’s notice. While this is the case, it’s best to tell everyone in advance. It’s an excellent way to foster anticipation and create buzz around the event. You can use different forms of marketing that will make your event stand out.
When preparing invitations, the key is to think outside the box and do something extraordinary. For instance, you can hand deliver invitations that are professionally printed on a balloon or make some other type of 3D design. You can also create invitations in the form of a movie ticket and have an area in your backyard where movies are played on a large screen. The possibilities are endless. If you decide to send an electronic invitation, make sure it’s vibrant and engaging.
Carefully Planned Menu
When going to a backyard party in the summertime, everyone expects to see burgers and hotdogs. While there certainly isn’t anything wrong with this type of menu, consider adding tacos, seafood, or some other kind of food that isn’t expected. Going to a party that has a taco bar can be a lot of fun, especially considering the different ingredients that can be used for toppings.
Depending on where you live, it might be necessary to make arrangements for parking. For instance, if you live in a neighborhood where there isn’t a lot of extra parking, you’ll need to make arrangements that might involve communicating with your neighbors. Choose possible parking spaces within walking distance to your home. If you anticipate a problem with parking, let your guests know in advance and encourage them to use a ride-sharing service. This is preferred in many cases, especially for guests that plan to consume alcohol during the party. You don’t want people to drink and then drive home.
If you ask people what they look forward to when going to a party, you’ll get a variety of answers, but many of them will discuss drinks. Most people want to know what type of alcohol will be served. That’s why it’s a good idea to start the party by serving guests a beverage, with or without alcohol. In fact, you can even greet guests at the door with a signature beverage. If children are in attendance, consider providing snow cones. Make sure you have plenty of beverages available for people that don’t drink alcohol. You should also ensure there’s plenty of ice available.
One of the worst things you can do is have furniture in the backyard that isn’t comfortable. While most guests will spend time walking around and mingling, you should definitely make sure everyone is comfortable. Sometimes the focus is on furniture that looks good, which can be a mistake. If you’re renting outdoor patio furniture for your event, your primary inquiry should be about comfort. In addition to making sure the furniture is comfortable, you should also ensure there’s plenty of seating.
Imagine the sun setting on a beautiful summer day, and then suddenly your backyard is lit up with twinkle lights. This can create a level of elegance that cannot be achieved in any other way. That’s because twinkle lights have a whimsical appeal that guests will find breathtaking. You can drape lights on trees and canopies across your backyard.
Nostalgic Party Playlist
Without a doubt, a playlist can make or break a party. Early in the planning process, start asking people about their favorite party songs. It’s best to have a playlist that covers several decades, including the 70s, 80s, and 90s. This is an aspect of party planning that’s relatively easy because you can hire a DJ to handle the details. However, you should provide them with direction and listen to the playlist in advance. This is something that can be a lot of fun while planning your party.
Protection from Pests
If you live in a region of the world where mosquitoes abound, you’ll definitely want to address this issue. There are different types of bug sprays and candles that can prevent or mitigate a pest problem.
These tips can help you plan a summer backyard party that exceeds your wildest dreams. It goes without saying that all summer parties should adhere to social distancing recommendations.