Summer is one of the best seasons to host a barbecue, pool party, or get together! Other than preparing the food spread, there are a ton of things to check off your list before you can throw the best summer party.
If your party planning skills could use a bit of dusting off, read on to find out what 3 things you should have together before sending out invitations!
Priority #1: Think About Details & Logistics
Taking the time to figure out the logistics and be considerate of those who attend your party will make the rest of your planning easier.
For example, if you’re planning on hosting a pool party, make sure your pool or hot tub is up to date on maintenance. You wouldn’t want to offer partygoers a swim during an algae bloom or have mysterious debris floating around in the water.
You can prepare for this in advance by purchasing something like a Pool and Pond Hose Brush Cleaner. It’ll keep you ready for anything, including if someone accidentally drops a hot dog in the pool!
Additionally, providing clear spaces for relaxation, mingling, and dining is a must for entertaining.
If you’re planning to host a party on a hot day, or in the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest point, consider placing a large Tilted Backyard Patio Umbrella over the picnic area. This offers sun sensitive partygoers a place to relax in the heat.
Priority #2: Set The Mood With Decor
Decorating is one of the most fun things to do when throwing a party! Lighting is an easy and affordable way to create ambiance and support your theme.
Whether you’re planning on throwing a sunset dinner party or an outdoor movie night, here’s a list of our most recommended lighting features that can add instant interest to any space:
- LED Floating Lotus Flower Pool and Pond Lights are super whimsical and serve as instant conversation starters
- LED Outdoor Waterproof Solar Power Pathway Tiki Torches can be used to create a luxurious guided pathway
- Outdoor Solar-Powered Bulb String Lights brighten up a space and create a romantic or rustic atmosphere
For a more detailed look at lighting options, check out our blog on 4 Fun Ways to Add Light To Your Home + Patio.
Priority #3: Set Up Fun & Games
Finally, once you’ve nailed down logistics and decor, start thinking about things that your guests can do that don’t require your permission or additional set up.
Cultivating a fun and competitive atmosphere is one way to ensure that people talk about their experience at your party for weeks!
It allows an opportunity for those who don’t know each other to meet others casually without needing you, the host, to introduce them.
Setting up chances for others to have fun naturally gives you the freedom to refill drinks or conduct other maintenance without feeling pressured to make sure everyone’s having a good time.
Now that you’re familiar with some of the most important things that go into planning a great summer party, you’re definitely ready to host your own!
Just remember to be considerate of your guests, don’t underestimate the impact of lighting, and make it easy for party goers to have fun without you.
If you’ve already checked these three things off your list, congrats! You’re a super-hostess with the mostest. Go on and party!