Do you want to be the host with the most this summer? You love having guests over, but you aren’t sure where to start. Check out some of these tips so you can throw the best party ever.
Plenty of refreshments
One of the first things you want to make sure you have for your summer party is booze. American consumers 21 years and older drank 27.5 gallons of beer and cider per person in 2015 alone. You want to have a healthy mix of beer, cider, wine, and spirits so all your guests have something they enjoy. Remember to drink responsibly.
A killer grill
You aren’t going to enjoy your summer bash if you’re stuck inside cooking the meal. That’s why you should get yourself an awesome grill. Plus, according to Houzz data, gills or barbecues are one of the top three items added to outdoor areas. You can keep the mess, the smells, and yourself outside and a part of all the fun.
While mingling is fun, your guests are going to want to do other things while they’re at your party. So, you should set up some backyard games. Tennis participation rose roughly 1% to 17.9 million players, according to the latest research by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), so you know people are going to like tennis. If you don’t have the equipment for a full-blown tennis match, you can set up Can Jam, Corn Hole, or something of that nature.
No one wants to be swatting itching all night, so try to come up with a plan to keep the bugs away. You can provide bug spray to your guests, as well as place citronella candles around the spots where your guests plan to hang out.
The perfect playlist
If you decide that you want to play music in the background at your party, then you need to put together a good playlist. You can rely on the radio if you want, but hand-selected playlists guarantee you’re going to like the music. You should choose enough songs to play for five hours. According to experts, most parties don’t last longer than that.
The right amount of seating
While your guests are going to be standing and playing games during the party, they are going to want to sit at some point too. This is especially true during dinner time. If you don’t have enough seating, you can always order some outdoor patio furniture online. Just make sure you give yourself a few weeks so it can arrive in time for your bash.
Finally, you want to make sure you have some good, intimate lighting for your guests. Unless you plan on everyone leaving before sundown, you should get lights to glow into the night. This will assure an inviting atmosphere as well as added safety so your guests don’t have to stumble around in the dark.
If you want to throw the best backyard bash ever, try following some of these tips. Remember, though, that the American party and event planning industry employs about 134,000 people, so you can always ask the experts for help.