If you have a backyard, you can plan a fabulous outdoor party that leaves your neighbors green with envy. Better still, you can hire a venue that creates a fun vibe for your event.
Even if you’re not a professional party planner, you can organize a beautiful gathering with lots of food and entertainment.
Whether you’re planning a bachelorette or birthday party, this post will serve you justice and help you create the perfect ambiance for your guests.
Smart ideas for the perfect outdoor party
Come up with creative cocktails
The whole idea of a party is to have fun. Since it’s an adult party, there is no way you can ignore the need to have an abundance of drinks. Stock up on both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Come up with signature drinks with unique names. Instead of standard glasses, opt for mason jars with colorful lids.
If your budget allows, go ahead and hire a mixologist for a blend of different refreshing cocktails.
The best and easiest way to get people chatting at your event is by having different entertainment sections.
So, instead of having drinks and snacks at the same table, arrange each in a separate section. With this setup, guests will have to walk and mingle with each other as they make their way to refill their drinks or vape their premium Long White Vapour juice.
Another great way of encouraging socializing is by having each guest memorize the names of the people in attendance.
Have a theme
The good thing about an adult setting is that you have the freedom to choose any theme without coming off as weird or inappropriate.
To have a successful outdoor event, come up with a unique theme that fits the purpose of the event.
With a variety of options available, you can go for a chic, boho, modern, or vintage theme. To create a different vibe, you can go for a casino, zombie or even a game of thrones concept.
When selecting a theme, make sure it’s something your guests would love as well. There is no point in picking a vampire theme when none of your guests enjoys spooky appetizers or bloody cocktails.
Create an all-inclusive buffet
To make your function memorable, serve delicious foods that fit the dietary requirements of your guests. Apart from feeding your visitors, you want to have enough food options for everyone.
So, make sure your menu covers gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and dairy-free. Next, serve food while hot or leave it in the oven for late houseguests.
Remember to create a great dining experience by placing all necessary condiments and toppings within reach. To top it off, replace the ugly paper plates with unbreakable, lightweight dishes like melamine.
Have functional furniture
Even with a disco theme function, your guests will need to sit at some point. The crate and barrel setup might look appealing, but it does little for comfort.
When it comes to choosing furniture, go for functional seats with excellent cushioning. If you’re out of cushions, you can use thick blankets to create a cozy carpeted sitting spot.
I’ll be honest. The success of your function depends on how well you take care of your guests.
Even with a small venue and a handful of guests, you can create a toast-worthy event that leaves everyone happy and comfortable.
With these tips, you never have to worry about hosting a boring party ever again.