What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than to throw a party? If you use these 6 easy tips to plan your get together, you can be sure that your friends will be talking about it all summer long! The key for how to throw a party that will last long in the memories of all attendees is to do plenty of preparation with the guests’ enjoyment at the centre of all decisions.
1. Give a Memorable Gift
Forget the party favors that get thrown away if they are lucky enough to even make it home. Give your guests something they will use and enjoy. Whether it’s a classic summer scent like lavender, a neatly packaged dry ingredient like sea salt, or a practical gift like a folding fan, your guests will be delighted and surprised. Click Here!
2. Give Your Guests Space
Although we typically think of a summer party as an outdoor one, that doesn’t have to be the case. Particularly if the heat is a factor, make it an indoor/outdoor event by using spaces like living rooms that open onto patios. Indoor gatherings in the summer can be quite nice, especially as it gives people the chance to have a break from the heat. However, this is assuming that you have house fans to cool the indoors down. Without any fans, it’s likely that your home will be just as warm inside as it is outside. To prevent this, it might be worth contacting an electrician to install some whole house fans. People can click here to learn more. However, if you don’t have room indoors, a nice alternative is using a large courtyard or another covered area where guests can find shade.
3. Light up the Night
Create your own five-minute fire pit for evening parties. Get the social feel of a bonfire without the prep and cleanup. These mini campfires make great centerpieces and can keep the party going long after the sun goes down. This is an extremely easy DIY project anyone can do! Click here!
If you’re planning on having a firepit at your home to entertain guests, you might want to look at getting something like a round gas fire pit as it will be safer and more durable.
4. Know How Much to Serve
One of the most common concerns of a party host is knowing how much food to serve. No one wants to run out of drinks or have too many leftovers. Check out this guide to serving amounts from our friends at Chickabug! Click Here!
5. Cover Your Tables With Craft Paper
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Available in white or brown, craft paper is not only better for the environment than cheap plastic table cloths, it is much more sturdy and right on trend with the burlap and lace vintage decor craze. Write the names of each guest at their seat, or break out the markers and turn the blank canvas into a game board or art gallery. Plus, when the party’s over, cleanup is super easy. Click Here!
6. Use a Muffin Tin
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If you plan on throwing a party with younger guests, using a muffin tin as a tray for pre-scooped ice cream or condiments is a creative and less messy serving option. To continue on with the theme, you can use cupcake liners to stop the sticky drops from a popsicle or as a lid to cover your drink! Click Here!
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