It Is All About Having A Good Time
What is summer without having a summer party in your back yard? It is the best time of the year for socializing and having a good time.
Warm weather, lovely people, good music and delicious food – what could you ask for more…
Summer party is such an amazing way to forget everyday obligations and problems, and not to mention the positive effect it has on our mental health.
You become stress free – as a guest of course.
But when it comes for you throwing it out, it can become a little bit stressful. You have much work to do in organisational part and here are some tips and tricks how to manage your party without any additional stress involved.
Create A Concept
The very first thing you need to do is to make a concept about what kind of summer party you would like to throw: family-friendly party by the pool, or will it be a themed one: Mexican, Hawaiian, or just simple cocktail party.
The options are endless.
If you have a problem doing it by yourself, invite some of your close friends/relatives and do this together.
More heads are thinking smarter – they say
Set Time And Date
It is really important to set the date for your party, so you can inform everybody about it. And of course, location and time as well.
This is necessary, so you can organize with all the preps on time.
When the date, location and time are set, it is important to reevaluate your budget for this party. Make a list with what-to do things and shopping list of all necessary supplies.
It is always good to have some extras – just in case.
Make and Send Invitations
Start with creating a guest list and decide whether online invitations or mailed ones are more appropriate for the event.
If you have spare time and desire to let your creativity sparkle, you can make the invitations on your own. There are so many summer party ideas on internet you can “steal”, or, you can be your own master mind and be original in every possible way.
You can always check the nearest craft store and ask you kids to help you with the idea. You’ll have some quality time together and you’ll make them feel they are part of something big.
Really, it can be a lot of fun and worthwhile. Creating memories with your family is all that matters.
Even if you are single, it doesn’t matter – ask some of your friends over and have a blast during the process.
Plan Your Summer Party Menu And Decorations
You can plan a menu which is based on all seasonal ingredients: berries, fresh herbs, fresh vegetables, and think well how you can incorporate these types of produce into each area of the menu, starting from appetizers and finishing with desserts.
Consider choosing dishes that can be prepared in advance, leaving couple of minutes for last-minute extra final touch.
If you have decided to be your own Master chef – you’ll have A LOT of job. But, there is no need to cook everything by yourself!
You can always invite guests asking them to contribute their favorite summer dishes to lighten the load over your shoulders, adding some collaborative feel to the event.
It is very good idea to keep it casual. Make a self-serving bar, or serve cold beers icing in a bucket.
Summer simply craves for all time favorites Sangria and Margaritas which can be prepared ahead of time, allowing guests to serve themselves.
Traditionally, you can serve these drinks in a punch bowl or a glass drink dispenser, so it will be easy accessible and a have a pretty presentation as well.
Pick colors that are bright and use sunny combinations. You can incorporate them into your party through decorative details like linens, flowers or napkins.
As a flower addition and as centerpieces you can use succulents, since they are screaming with summer vibes. They are inexpensive, you can plant them all by yourself and they will last all summer long.
Depending on the theme of your party, you should carefully choose the type of music that will be playing. Make a play list.
And if you decide to have a Karaoke party instead – even better. Make sure you video the event, so everybody can have a memory to take.
The Day Before
There are few more things to consider the day before the party.You should:
- Do some thorough cleaning to the event space
- Put all decorations and make the theme scene ready
- Prepare dishes that can be refrigerated
- Get enough supplies of everything, so you won’t run around like crazy getting some more
- Clean your bathroom and remove personal belongings, since people are going to use it throughout the night
- To spice it up add some summer touch, and place a gorgeous bottle of soap and high-quality paper napkins near the sink to enhance the experience
And of course, choose your perfect hostess summer party outfit, shine, and toast to the success of your fabulous summer party ever!
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