The sun is out and so are you! Giving you the perfect opportunity to gather with your friends, family and neighbours. Whether you’re planning a small gathering or a larger celebration, hosting an outdoor event can be a wonderful way to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, but most importantly the company of those closest to you.
If you’re planning to host an outdoor gathering this season, here are 4 ways to make every celebration memorable.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
One of the first things to consider when planning an outdoor gathering is the location. Whether it's a park, beach, backyard, or community space, you'll want to choose a place that's easily accessible and has plenty of space for your guests. Keep in mind all the amenities available, such as picnic tables, grills, or shade structures as well as any permits or reservations you may need to obtain in advance.
Hot Tip: When choosing your desired location, take parking into consideration. Your guests will thank you for this.
MAKE IT COMFORTABLE.
Once you've chosen the location of your gathering, you can now figure out the stage of your event. It's important to consider the weather and time of day when planning your decorations and seating arrangements.
If the weather is on the warmer side, you must provide plenty of shade and cool drinks to keep your guests comfortable. If your event is being held in the evening, consider stringing up fairy lights or lanterns to create a cozy and inviting environment.
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR GUESTS!
You're outdoors, so, make the most of it! Planning activities that are appropriate for all ages and abilities, is the perfect way for you and your guests to enjoy your time together. Activities, such as lawn games or scavenger hunts are just a few examples.
Tip: If you're hosting a larger event, consider hiring a DJ or live band to provide entertainment for your guests.
SO, WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?
No outdoor gathering is complete without delicious food and drinks to enjoy. Plan a menu that's easy to prepare and transport, such as sandwiches, salads, and finger foods. As mentioned, offer a variety of drinks, including water, juices and alcoholic beverages, to suit your guests' preferences.
Tip: Be sure to provide plenty of napkins, plates, and utensils, as well as trash and recycling bins to keep your outdoor space clean and tidy.
With these top 4 tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to throwing an outdoor gathering to remember. Whether it's a small picnic or a large family reunion, a neighbourhood BBQ, an outdoor event can be a wonderful way to connect with loved ones and enjoy the beauty of nature. So grab your sunscreen and get ready to have some fun in the sun!