Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, there is no reason that you need to stay inside your apartment to host a party. In fact, outdoor parties will not only be easier, they will also provide you with a lot more room and endless possibilities for entertainment. Here are a few great outdoor party ideas to get you started.
Where to Have the Party
First you need to find a location. Unless you are lucky enough to have an apartment that has its own yard, you are going to need to look offsite. The first option is at a common area in your apartment complex. However, you need to make sure you can reserve it, or be willing to share your party space with other tenants.
Parks are probably the best place to have an outdoor party because they allow you ample room and most of them have undercover areas that you can reserve. You definitely want to pay the small fee to reserve the space so that you can be sure you and your guests will have somewhere to sit and eat. If you have a local park that has a lake that is an even better backdrop for your shindig.
What to Do at the Party
There are a few things that every party needs: food, music, and activities. Let’s start with the activities. It is true that you can just make your party a social hour, but if you actually have something planned for your guests to do, your party will definitely be more memorable. It doesn’t even have to be anything complicated. Bring a Frisbee or a Bocce Ball set. What matters is that you are having fun together.
What Music to Play
The point of a party is to have fun and celebrate, and there is no better way to set the mood than with music. You should make a playlist of all of your favorite upbeat songs that you can play from your mp3 player at the party. If you have a portable speaker to connect it to, that is even better.
What Food to Serve
Now it’s time to talk about food, arguably the best part of any party. You should begin by choosing a theme for your party so that all of your food can coordinate around it. Most parks have grills that you can use when you reserve an area, so plan on something you can barbecue. For example, you can choose a Hawaiian theme and serve grilled pineapple chicken with Hawaiian rolls and pineapple upside-down cake. Whatever you end up serving, you will want to make sure to bring paper and plastic dishes so that cleanup is a breeze.
An outdoor party is a great way to get outside and celebrate with your friends and family. The most important thing is that you focus on having fun with everyone around you. If you can do that, your party is sure to be a success.
What are your best party tips?