If you want to throw a fantastic party for your children, then what could be better than throwing an outdoor party? It limits the mess (and damage) to your home, as well as increases the potential space for the party. When held in a large backyard or a park, there is often going to be much more free space to use than if it was held indoors. So if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next party, then here are some tips and tricks to make an outdoor party work for you.
Have Enough Seating
If you are throwing a children’s party, then it can be easier to accommodate everyone as many will just sit on the floor. But if you are looking to throw a party for adults (or adults and children), then having enough seating is imperative. If you don’t have enough yourself, then hiring chairs can be cheaper than you might think. You want everyone to comfortable, so plan accordingly.
Have a Wet Weather Plan
Unless you live somewhere like California where it seems to be sunny all year long, then you are likely to need a wet weather plan. Having one in place, even if you’re not going to need it, can eliminate a lot of stress on the day and lead up to the party. It might be that you have a marquee up just in case, or have the use of a hall nearby if the worst weather does happen.
Light It Right
If your party is going on into the evening, then lighting is important, especially at this time of year. Heating can also be an issue too. So it is important to think about how to get power outside. It could be that you can get extension cables from inside your home, or you could look for portable and temporary power for events, for example. Then you can light the area as you see fit, as well as get some heating lamps or coolers, depending on what time of year you are going to be having the party.
Use Natural Decor
The great thing about being outside is that it has a rather pretty natural backdrop for you to enjoy. So use that to your advantage; there is no need to spend a lot on decorations for a party outdoors. Just compliment the party with some cute mason jars for flowers, and add pretty string lights or bunting, for example.
Keep Bugs at Bay
When you are faced with the outdoors, then you can also be faced with bugs and mosquitos. So check the area beforehand to see what you can do about it. Removing standing water is a good way to get rid of mosquitos. You could burn some repellant candles by entrances, as well as having fans plugged in help the airflow and keep bugs away. Have drinks that have lids (like mason jars with lids and straws), as well as covers for any food you might be serving.