Do you feel like you want to unwind? Do you want to be the person that people go to when they want party tips? Do you want to be known as the person who throws the best patio parties in town? If you said yes to any of these questions, you should certainly think about hosting an amazing patio party yourself.
You don’t need any professional help, you don’t have to spend tonnes of money trying to redecorate your house. It is possible for you to come up with your own budget and manage to host an amazing patio party just within that limit. All you have to do is follow a creative and make sure that you are making the right choice.
1. It is about having a good time with your friends and loved ones. Make the party look good, but do not go overboard!
2. Do not be too specific regarding the food or the theme. People have different tastes and they like different things. It is always better to have a large spread with varied food.
3. If you want this to be an official patio party and not just a gathering of friends, you have to decorate! You don’t have to decorate the entire house, but make sure the main venue of the party is decorated.
This is the part most people do not like- after all, parties are supposed to be all about the fun and games, not the list-making. This is a necessary evil that you have to put up with- you have to sit down to draw a list of things you need, go shopping for them, put up the decorations, cook the necessary food and make the right drinks.
There are tonnes of pre-party checklists available online that will help you determine whether your party has been completely planned. There are some Android and iPhone apps that can help you to the same extent. Here are some of the most basic things you need to figure out beforehand:
The best part about patio parties is that you can keep it simple- there is no need to go overboard. You just have to make sure that you should get some colorful plates and cups, entertaining place mats, some greenery, etc. You could also put out some more plants- since summer is all about the greenery and the colours, make sure there is plenty of both in your party.
You have to make sure that all the clutter is cleared out in your house- it will not do for you to be shabby. Since you will be inviting the people yourself, you will be able to arrange for enough seating beforehand.
Food and drinks are the most important aspect of a patio party. You don’t have to come up with an elaborate menu. It does not do for a person to have a really heavy meal when it is hot outside, so keep the fare simple, but make sure it is fresh and tasty.
Make sure there are enough fruits and drinks to keep the summer feeling alive! As already mentioned, make sure a lot of variety is available. Offer vegetarian options for people who do not feel like having a heavy meal or for those who are vegetarians.
What is a patio party without drinks? They hold the whole thing together, in fact! If you are blessed with a large collection of alcohol and you are willing to share it with your guests, you can just have an open bar where people can mix whatever drinks they want. Better yet, you could provide them with options of pre-made drinks that have a summer twist to them.
Fruit cocktails and chilled beer make summer so much better, after all. But in case there are friends driving into your party, do not let them drive back home after they have had a few drinks. The least you could do is assign a designated driver, after all!
It might seem like a childish thing to do to have activities in your patio party. If the concept makes you squeamish, it is okay for you to not have any themes or activities. But if you are a sucker for fun things to do, you could have a beer-tasting party ( something along the lines of wine and cheese tasting, except more summer-ish).
You could host some games in the backyard- croquette, pool, badminton- whatever you want. In case your patio party clashes with any game, you could make it a fun game day with friends, as well!
Believe us- these are suggestions that would certainly make people come to you asking for party tips. Have a blast planning and enjoying your patio party!