Planning an outdoor party is slightly different than planning an indoor parry. Especially if your party is in summer, you need to change the food and beverages, dress code and theme as well as other essentials you will be using for the party. Take a look at the following to see what are the essentials you will need to plan an outdoor party.
Theme and Dress Code
Keep in mind that one of the things you need consider when it comes to an outdoor party is having a comfortable dress code. So, if you are planning to include a dress code that includes heavy clothing such as Disney princesses or superheroes, you will need to change this. Instead, go for a simpler dress code such as sundresses or tank tops with sandals or flip flops. The party will not be a party of the guests are sweltering and uncomfortable.
Change Your Menu
Along with the traditional summer party food items, include something that can help your guests with the heat, especially if your party is going to be during the day time. So, adding something like salads or lime juice can be a good idea. Add some fruits that can help with the warm weather such as watermelon or avocado. However, just like in any other party, make sure to get a list of dietary restrictions so you can add a few alternatives for those who cannot eat what you have prepared in your menu.
Get Ready for the Weather
If your party is at night, you will not have to worry about the sun shining in everyone’s eyes. But if it going to happen during the day, then you will need to think of some kind of shade to protect your guests. Hire some outdoor party tents if you are expecting a large crowd. You can also use outdoor umbrellas so your guests can use them whenever they want to find some cover against the heat. You can easily rent these items from a local store or get them online depending on the number of guests you have invited.
Keep the Bugs Away
Another important thing to remember in an outdoor party is to keep the bugs away. Mostly, at night you will have mosquitoes and other bugs bothering your guests and ruining your food if you are not taking the necessary steps to keep them away. In order to handle a situation like this, using a bug repellent or setting up a few fans can work. You can also offer your guests bug repellent wipes to keep them safe and comfortable.
If the party is at night, you will also have to consider about including enough lights. Make sure there is lights along the pathways, food table and where the crowd gathers. Especially, remember to light up pathways from the entrance to the party area, paths leading to taps and bathrooms etc., in order to make it easier for the guests to know the way. Be careful with the wiring when you are adding lights to the outdoor spaces. It is better to get an electrician to help you with this task.
Once these things are taken care of, you will not have to worry about your party happening smoothly. Make sure to complete these tasks so that you can have a perfect party.