Ah, summertime. There are other good times of the year, sure, but in our view, nothing compares to those wonderful summer days when the air is warm, and the light stays with us deep into the evening. At those moments, there’s nothing better than spending time with friends and family. And it’s even better when we’re spending time with our nearest and dearest right on our own property. Everyone wants to go to an awesome summer party! So why not look at hosting one at your home? In this blog, we’ll take a run through some of the essentials that you’ll need to keep in mind.
Pick a Beautiful Day
You won’t be able to live the summer dream if the weather isn’t very, well, summer-esque. While you can’t predict the weather, you can increase your chances of the weather being lovely by picking the right day. If you pick a day in July, for instance, you can be pretty confident that the sun will be shining. Though you’ll want to have a backup option just in case the rain makes an appearance. It should be warm anyway, so a little bit of rain won’t be all that problematic.
Decorate the Space
You can help set the tone for the summer party by decorating the space. Ideally, you’d already have a yard space that looks great. As such, it’ll just be about incorporating some nice additions rather than having to landscape your entire yard. So what do we mean by decorating your yard? It’s all about lighting. A few twinkling fairy lights are all it takes to transform a space into a magical wonderland! Your high quality yard furniture will also add to the aesthetics, too.
Something to Nibble
It’s not a summer party without some food! This will allow people to really sink into the day, rather than having to leave early because they’re getting hungry. When it comes to providing food for a summer party, you’ll have a few options. You could keep things snack-based. There’s a fried wonton recipe that’s ideal for parties, and you could supplement those small bites with chips and other goodies. Alternatively, if you have a BBQ, then you could look at grilling some meat. If you don’t have a BBQ yourself, then ask your guests if they have one that they can bring.
Something to Drink
And drinks are just as essential as the food that you serve! It’s good to have a range of options available, including soft drinks, wines, and beers. If you really want to make this social gathering one to remember, look at mixing up some summer cocktails. There are plenty of delicious options that people will well and truly love.
Fun Into The Night
Keep the fun going deep into the night! A fire pit can help to keep the chill at bay, or you could provide some warm layers. There’s nothing better than sitting outside with your friends on a starry night when the air is warm.