Even if you are a pro at throwing parties, there’s still a world of difference in throwing an indoor party, and an outdoor party. If you’re planning an outdoor party and you want to do so successfully, the tips and suggestions we’ve gathered below will surely be of interest to you…!
- Let your guests know beforehand it’s an outdoor party – unlike ordinary parties, your guests will have to do a little extra preparation for an outdoor party. By letting them know ahead of time, you are basically telling them to dress appropriately, and in the case of pool parties, bring their swim suits, put on a little sun tan lotion, and make themselves presentable. This is particularly important if you want to have a theme for your party.
- Keep the weather in mind – the weather plays a large part in the success of any outdoor party. So while you prepare for your party, don’t forget to keep the weather in mind. Be prepared to provide sunscreens, bring out a shade structure or in the case of cooler weather, have cover-ups and wraps at hand for your more intimate guests.
- Make use of daylight; but don’t rely heavily on it – having an outdoor party in the cheerful sunlight can sound perfect. It has all the makings of an ideal garden party/picnic. But if your party is to be held in the later part of the day, or if you feel it might stretch into the night, don’t forget to make arrangements for plenty of light. Make the lighting part of your decorations. Fairy lights work perfectly for occasions like this, and can be artfully decorate around bushes and even your pool fencing. Check this link http://www.framelesspoolglass.com.au/ to find out more reviews regarding pool fencing.
- Keep the food “portable” – an outdoor party is the perfect occasion to become informal. Be it that it’s a cookout, a potluck served in buffet style, a BBQ party around the pool, or a picnic style party on blankets and cushions on the grass; the one thing all of these should have in common is that the food you serve has to be portable and light. This gives your guest to munch away at their meal while leaning against the glass balustrade Sydney of your balcony, or while they dangle their feel in the pool.
- Make the seating arrangements informal – like we mentioned before, outdoor parties are all about the informality; as that is what works best. Rather than dragging out table after table to serve your food in, consider simply throwing down some picnic blankets along with some cushions for a comfortable and informal seating arrangement. You can get a few portable folding chairs for the elderly who’d find it harder to get on the ground…