Are you looking to invite your friends for an outdoor party? Is this your first time doing it? If so, do you already have any idea on how to get the job done? If you are worried your upcoming party will not turn out to be the best, do not be.
There are a bunch of ways to host an outdoor party, and you do not necessarily have to stick with the norm. For instance, you can go to an outdoor cinema hire and enjoy the rest of the evening with your friends watching some cool films. But hey, that is just one of the many ways to deliver an unforgettable outdoor party.
With that said, below are some of the perfect ways you can host the said party. Make sure to remember all of them!
- Remember to Beat Those Bugs
Since it is going to be a party, you should anticipate the possibility of bugs spoiling your highly anticipated celebration. You obviously do not want them to do that, right? So how are you exactly going to keep them away from your drinks? It is really simple: Just top your glasses with some liners. If you want to be creative, go for the ones that come with patterns and colours. From there, poke a hole through the centre for the straw to be attached.
- Start Reorganizing Your Buffet
The idea here is to start by placing the likes of salsa, chips, veggies, and salads near the beginning of the outdoor party. And as soon as you near the end of the celebration, you can introduce the more expensive delicacies, such as fruits and meat. Your goal here is to stretch your spread. And this is very doable because people love to fill up their stomach before completing a party.
- Go for Sturdy Yet Lightweight Plates
Remember that you are hosting a party outdoor. And the last thing you want is for plates to start breaking simply because someone stepped on a rock and bumped the plates. If you want those that are difficult to break, go for trendy melamine dishes. Not only can they provide you with the much-needed durability, but they are also attractive to the eyes. More importantly, they are very easy to hold. You will not have to worry about them slipping from the hands of your guests.
- Prepare Your Ice Days Before
Ice is what will make your party look much cooler. But, as much as possible, you will prepare them days before the actual celebration. Do not think about going for bags of ice home from your grocery store. What you want to do instead is prepare them a couple of days ahead. For instance, a few days before the outdoor party you can start filling up those huge zip-top bags with ice you can take straight from your freezer’s ice machine. It is better to be prepared than hassling during the event.
- Serve the Frozen Desserts with Speed
It is like you are going to end your bash with something that is cold. However, since it is a treat, you do not want to spoil the fun. So, as much as possible, do not wait for your cold treats to melt. Let’s say you are going to serve some ice cream during your outdoor party. What you want to do is start by pre-scooping ice cream into some small bowls. From there, simply place all of them on a cookie sheet, so you can stow them directly in the freezer. You just need to wait until they are ready to be served to your guests. You will really find this one extremely helpful, especially if your guests are also composed of kids clamouring for some cold desserts.
- Make the Utensils Easily Available
Remember going to a party where finding utensils is like a big labyrinth? You just do not know where to go and you are already hungry. Make sure you do not let this kind of experience in your party. As much as possible, your utensils should be easily available. Place them in a table near the food, so when eating starts, guests can just grab them right away. Do not place them in an area that makes them to be harder to find.