words Alexa Wang
Backyard parties can be a great way to socialize safely during a pandemic. Especially with restrictions on indoor gatherings, having an outdoor backyard party can get you and your friends socializing safely and shaking off the cobwebs of the last few years of isolation.
Backyard parties, BBQs, bonfires, all are great ways to get your friends and family together to start enjoying each other’s company once again! Here are some great ideas you can use to make sure your party goes off without a hitch!
Decorating for your party can be simple yet beautiful if you put your mind to it. Ensuring that you have decors, such as strategically placed plants, patio furniture, and drink and food stations can breathe life into your party. Perhaps you want to go for a theme party; bamboo torches for a luau-themed party, twinkle lights for an evening in wonderland. The choices are endless when you think ahead of time about beautiful and eye-catching decor. While you may not think of this as a necessity, it will bring a fun and vibrant life to your party, ensuring that your guests remember your party fondly and for years to come!
Food is the best part of any party, and your backyard party can stand out with inventive and flavorful recipes. From BBQ recipes, to cool drinks, making sure your party has the most tongue-tingling food is a great way to impress your guests and keep them talking! When going to a BBQ you may think about the standard hamburgers and hotdogs, but that can get boring fast! You can always put a twist on tried and true BBQ food, and even changing your normal hotdogs for flavorful stuffed smokies can go a long way.
Making sure you have delicious, innovative, and pleasing food available will make your party the talk of the town, and leave everyone asking for your mouthwatering recipes!
Refresh Your Grill
There is nothing worse than arriving at a BBQ and realizing that the grill is less than pleasing, dirty, or burns the food. If you are planning on throwing a backyard party, taking a good look at your grill and realizing when it’s time to upgrade can go a long way in making your party a success. Whether you simply deep clean your current grill, or choose to upgrade to a brand new and complete coyote grills outdoor kitchen setup, you can’t go wrong if your grill is in good shape. Don’t disappoint your guests, make sure that your grill is up to the challenge you are throwing at it, and offer the best food possible for a super party experience.
If your party is successful, you may find yourself visiting until after the sun goes down, so you want to make sure you have adequate lighting that compliments the theme of your party, and gives you the right light to party until the sun comes up. From string lights to pathway lights, to tabletop lights, you want to make sure your guests can easily see but not be blinded by those harsh exterior motion sensor lights most homes have. Don’t rely on your built-in lighting, as the farther, you trek from your home, the harder it will be to see. Consider placing solar lights or string lights throughout your yard, to light up accessible areas and allow for room to socialize.
Don’t let a lack of light send your guests home to bed early, set up your lighting correctly to allow for a beautiful night of friends and fun under the stars,
Music is the life of any party, and while you don’t need to hire a DJ, it can be a good idea to have your music and stereo system sorted out before the party. A light ambiance with good tunes playing can go a long way to making your event successful. Outdoor speakers don’t need to be expensive, you can use Bluetooth speakers or even decorative waterproof speakers that can stay all year round.
Entertainment for All Ages
Games can go a long way to making a successful party and if you will be having kids at the party, a supply of toys will help to keep them entertained. Making sure that your entertainment items cater to all age groups will make your event fun and family-friendly.
No matter who you are training, there is a multitude of ways to ensure your party is well received and enjoyed by everyone. From food to music to decorations, paying attention to the little details will leave your friends talking about how amazing your party was. Impress your guests with finger-licking food and a good time all around!