Summer, believe it or not, is just about over. Why not make the most of what’s left? Hosting a backyard party is a great way to bring friends and family together — and it can even be the perfect creative outlet, too. What are the best ways to impress some of your favorite people?
Serve Food, And Serve It Right!
It is not necessarily about what food you serve. It is, in large part, how you serve it. There are small ways you can make any backyard party truly unforgettable, and it all starts with food. For example, even coolers can be interesting, with the right touches. Fill up some water balloons and freeze them as a colorful and inventive way to keep drinks cool. Use a melon baller to scoop out of the contents of an orange, and use the halves as dessert bowls. Keep flies and bugs out of guests’ food by serving any side dishes in small, single serving mason jars or other lidded containers.
Add A Little Something Extra (And For Less!)
Decorations don’t have to be expensive. Dress up any bottles using simple scrap paper with some of your favorite designs and some double-sided tape, for example. Country Living recommends anchoring table clothes on windy days by attaching clips, fishing line, and buckets full of wildflowers or posies to each side. It will look great, and keep your table cloth exactly where you want it to be.
Keep The Party Going
Unfortunately, when planning an outdoor party, just about everyone makes the same, critical mistake: they don’t have a rainy day plan! What is the best option? Don’t worry about it. Instead, look into tent rentals and party rentals. Some party rental equipment suppliers even rent out unique tents, like sailcloth tents, that are bound to impress your guests. Sailcloth tents are inspired by the sea; they’re often nautical-themed, with wooden poles, smooth, rounded edges, and elegant peaks. The material is also completely waterproof, making these tents the perfect option should it rain.
Send off summer with a bang. Throw a party your friends and family will talk about for months to come, with unique food, easy and inexpensive decorations, and a beautiful, nautical-inspired tent.