A backyard party is the easiest you could arrange for your loved one if you do not have the time to scout for a party venue. It is also more prudent than setting up the party inside the house. For one, you will deal with less cleaning. An outdoor gathering also means more open spaces for little ones to run around.
In hosting for that perfect garden party, you may want to check out the following inexpensive tips. These are appropriate for either big or small gatherings.
Check the Weather
A week before you throw that garden party, check the weather forecast. You do not want to be caught off guard and get all your guests wet with the sudden rainfall. If rain is predicted on the week of your gathering, you may either opt to move it in a later date or rent garden tents. There are plenty of cheap pop-up tents on the market offering various sizes that are just perfect for your night party. If you’ve got a bigger budget, invest in a gazebo for that more garden feel-vibe.
Choose a Theme
Choosing a theme is quite challenging especially if you have too much in your mind. So write down 2-3 ideas so you’ll have the lesser option. Make sure that the outdoor party theme is suitable for what your home looks like. Or you can have a Holiday theme such as Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc. depending on the season. You can also ask for opinions from your kids as they have brilliant ideas when it comes to parties. Also, don’t forget to put some yard signs according to your party theme. There are cheap yard signs that can be customized on what design you prefer. Yard signs can amplify the party vibe on your garden party and they will give the guest a clear view of the party’s theme.
Make a List for Guests
No one wants to have a party that outnumbered your expected guests, so make sure to list down who to invite and who is not. List down your priority and make sure to follow that as you don’t want to offend someone who is not on the list. If your budget is limited, plan out or do something that is practical like a home welcoming potluck party or something similar.
Send Your Invites
It is time to send your invites, and you can do through email or a personalized card. Make sure to have an RSVP to check who’ll be attending and who is not so you can have an approximate of your expected number of guests, of course, to know how many chairs and tables needed, as well as customizing the menu.
Set Up The Menu
So here comes the menu, check your budget and plan according to it. If you have extra and don’t want to get tired, then better have a catering service. But if your budget is limited, you can have the menu cooked at home. But again, the most practical would be a potluck party.
Light Up the Venue
Of course, if it is done during the evening and outdoors, lighting up is the most important thing you need to remember. Set up an exterior home lighting and make sure each area of your outdoor party is well lighted so guests will not have a hard time enjoying the moment.
A beautiful party is worth remembering both for the homeowners and for your guests. So make sure yours will count as a memory to treasure. Just follow these guidelines, and surely you’ll be pleased!
Let there be Light
Good lighting creates the mood of an evening party. From tea lights to lanterns and even a combination of both, these outdoor lightings are perfect for creating that cozy look and feel.
You may opt to hang lanterns by the tree to create an impressive and striking light display. Or wrap string lights on bushes to enhance the color of your blooming flora and fauna.
Create Cozy Nooks
Perfectly manicured lawns are relaxing to look at and touch. Set up picnic blankets, cushions, and throw pillows under the trees or at every corner. Add low tables and top those with tea lights. If you have a pond, set up pieces of furniture near it so little kids can stay there as they adore the school of fish or water lilies.
If there are abundant trees around, consider setting up hammocks and even swings. These provide instant happiness to kids and even those who would love to take a few minutes of alone time for themselves. Remember that the key to setting up corners and nooks is to keep everyone’s comfort in mind.
Do not forget, too, to leave the center of the lawn open for games, possible speeches, and entertainment. If you have a pretty big yard, you can also put a cheap yard sign in each area of your garden, so there would be a division of the area.
Provide for Heating System
Usually, the temperature at night drops even during the hottest season. Prepare for this by either investing in a quality outdoor heating system or renting out whenever you have a scheduled party. The former gives more value for money considering you could also use it whenever the family decides to take dinners outdoors or just stay by the front yard to relax and chill.
But you may also not opt for the two if it is okay with you that your guests take refuge in your house or not stay longer than expected.
Another practical way to provide comfort during an outdoor party is having blankets ready for guests whenever they feel the evening breeze. You may also opt to grill meats, sausages, and corn cobs which may double as a heating solution, too.
An Abundant Supply of Food
More than the entertainment and non-stop chat, food and drinks are what make the party unforgettable. Guests will always remember the mouthwatering, tender, and juicy steak you served them. They will never forget that new flavored drink you personally concocted for the party.
Burgers and hotdogs remain to be the favorite of children so never plan a get-together without those. Cocktail drinks go well with cheese, pasta, and tapas. Opt for these if you have guests notable for their refined taste palette. Grilled corn cobs, seafood, and tenderloin are great options, too, to satisfy everyone’s hunger.
Do not fail to have a good selection of drinks for each age group. Floral-infused beverages all the more add to the cozy appeal of the place. This kind of flavored drink has rose petals or fresh-picked flowers incorporated in the juice.
Catered or home-cooked, your dishes must be available in abundant quantities. You wouldn’t want your guests hurriedly leaving hungry and angry to catch up at an open convenience store or drive-thru.
Perfect Garden Party
Have that perfect garden party, may it be your son’s football-themed birthday celebration or your parents’ golden anniversary. It is time to make a great show of your cooking skills and also show off that beautiful garden you’ve been managing for quite some time. But beyond these, that outdoor gathering is the perfect opportunity to rekindle an old relationship, turn blossoming partnership into the next level, and strengthen decade-old friendship.
Owning a home is a beautiful fulfillment especially in a high estate like in an executive subdivision or a secluded village. A house is a wise investment since it can last for a long term and of course, will give your family a house to live in and to enjoy each other’s company. Most of the time, homeowners are proud of their home, whether small or huge, simple or elegant, traditional or modern, everyone must be proud of the achievement of buying a home. So one way to show your loved ones and friends your new home, throwing a party is a wonderful idea. It is not to show the world how proud you are at your home, but to tell them how thankful you are for being a part of achieving something in life. Of course, you don’t want to have a boring party so let’s tackle the things you need to consider before throwing that rockstar party in the neighborhood.