Springtime is officially upon us, which means it is time to get the patio and yard ready for guests. There is no better way to catch up with friends while enjoying delicious food and fun entertainment than by holding a patio party at your home on a sunny spring day.
However, it is important to know how to plan everything properly to ensure a successful event. While most understand the importance of proper planning, all too many fail to do so just because they do not know what all to plan for. The following is everything to know about what to consider when planning your next spring patio party.
Food and Drinks
First and foremost, great food and cold beverages are a must. The food and drinks served often dictate the vibe of the patio party. If you want to hold a more laid back event with just a few of your closest friends, crackers and sandwiches may do the trick. For more extravagant events, bringing the grill out and serving hamburgers, hotdogs, barbeque and pigs on a blanket it may work better.
Then, of course, do not forget the drinks. Perhaps the people in attendance enjoy alcohol, in which case serving margaritas or ice cold beers is a good idea. If kids are present, be sure to have something for them as well.
Perhaps the most pleasant and exciting experience when planning a spring patio party is the decor, which may include furniture, a table for the food, plant arrangements, etc. For night parties, considering the lighting is crucial as well. The important thing when it comes to decor is to consider the theme of the party.
If it is a casual Sunday afternoon in which you have friends over to watch the big game, keeping it simple with little decor may work. If you are throwing a birthday party, having fun decorations and lots of balloons might make the party even more memorable.
While there is nothing wrong with a simple party with low volume music, great food and plenty of talking, throwing some fun entertainment into the mix can be good as well - especially if kids are present.
Be sure to consider what it is the guests like to do, which may involve watching sports, playing trivia games or perhaps even playing beer pong. For the kids, adding in some music they would enjoy, renting a bouncing house to put in the yard or buying a fun board game for them might work well.
Make It Your Own
Regardless of the specifics, the important thing is that you have fun planning your next spring patio party. When the host has fun, the guests do as well. While considering the preferences of your guests can be helpful, make sure to make your next patio party your own, planning everything exactly the way you would like for it to be. When you put the time in and make it your own, you cannot go wrong.
Annette Masterson is a licensed broker with EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates in Murfreesboro, TN. She has developed one of the most successful real estate teams in Rutherford County, known as Masterson Network, that specializes in new home construction and residential listings and sales throughout Middle Tennessee. You can email Annette at email@example.com or call her at 615-896-5656 (Office) or 615-533-1660 (Cell) for more information.