Summer, no matter how much you can’t stand the heat, is the most festive season of the year. This is the time when people come together to party, relax, relieve stress that accumulated during the winter months, and make new, lifelong friendships under the warm, festive sun.
Naturally, you want your party to go down in history as the most creative and memorable event of the season, and fortunately, you don’t need to bother with expensive solutions and extensive preparations. All you need to do is follow these effective guidelines to organize a stunning summer party.
Clean up your garden
Firstly, you want to clean, declutter, and tidy up your backyard. If you haven’t already, now is the time to introduce some potted plants and plant high-rise flowers to enrich the cheerful ambiance with colour and aroma.
Your backyard patio is the perfect place to include plants and flowers, but be sure to also tidy up your back lawn as well – cut the grass, fill in any holes, and remove any anthills. This will allow the guests to move around freely and enjoy the open space.
Create a fairy-tale setting
Your summer party will have plenty of sunlight until the evening hours, however, you don’t want your backyard to fall completely into the shadows of the night when the sun finally sets. Rather, you want to mount decorative lanterns and garden lights strategically around the backyard, transforming it into an enchanted, fairy-tale setting.
Be sure to use artificial lighting that casts a warm glow that mimics the setting sun for an added touch of intimacy.
Prepare for the weather
Summertime can be unpredictable, especially given the recent climate change issues that have taken their toll on the ecosystem. If nothing else, the sun burns brighter and hotter with each passing year and you want to protect your garden and your guests from any harmful elements.
Whether it starts to rain or the sun becomes unbearably hot, the best cost-effective option is to install a custom shade sail, as it can be easily optimized to provide ample protection for your entire backyard . Unlike shade umbrellas, shade sails create a private space in your backyard, and also protect you against UV light, wind and rain.
Shaken, not stirred
What’s a summer party without a refreshing cocktail menu to please every palate and make your party unforgettable? No need to splurge on professional bartenders though, all you need to do is learn the essentials on the fine art and skill of mixology, gather the necessary ingredients, such as clear spirits, fruity preserves, as well as fresh fruits and veggies.
Be sure to keep them cool in the fridge, ready to be served in a refreshing summer cocktail at a moment’s notice.
Pick the right tunes
Finally, no summer party is complete without a complementary playlist to set the mood and take the event into the early morning hours. The playlist you choose will greatly depend on the theme of the party and the type of guests you will be accommodating; in any case, you can use your own musical expertise to come up with a powerful set list or you can play a ready-made playlist found online.
Make sure you keep the tunes diverse and dynamic, ranging from old masterpieces of the 20th century to contemporary hits in order to appeal to everyone’s taste and provide some much-needed variety.
Planning a summer party is a fun and rewarding experience. Be sure to follow these essential guidelines and you will have no problems organizing a stunning summer party right in your backyard, creating memories your friends and family will cherish for years to come!
Author: Derek Lotts