If you are preparing to host a party at your home, it is time to get a few things done so you can have fun when the party starts! Regardless of the weather or the time of year for when you choose to celebrate, there are some tasks you will want to tick off your list so everything goes off without a hitch. Some great ideas for hosting an outdoor party.

Put in an Outdoor Fireplace

What is more fun than sitting in front of a fireplace? Doing it outside! Before your next party, have the professionals install an outdoor fireplace so you can all come together in front of a beautiful and inviting fire. An outdoor fireplace is the best place to sit down and appreciate the people around you.

In the cooler months, pull out some comfortable pillows and blankets and cuddle in with your favourite people. You will find yourselves sitting together and talking in the glow of the fireplace long after you should have sent everyone home. In the warmer months, a fireplace still has an almost magnetic draw and practically beckons your guests to sit and talk with one another in this perfect spot.

Serve Delicious Food

When it comes to a party, you do not want to spend too much time in the kitchen while your guests enjoy the food without you. And you do not want to run back and forth to move the food from one place to another. 

The first step to making mealtime more enjoyable for everyone, including you, is to select dishes that you can prepare in advance. Opt for food that will not need to be put away or refrigerated too soon after serving it. Consider dishes such as pizza that your guests can customize and bake in a backyard pizza oven as part of the party festivities. They can create their own personalised pizza pies while socializing and being together from start to finish. The whole thing comes together as sort of a community event and no one needs to leave the great outdoors.

Remember the Drinks

A tasty beverage is a right of passage for any gathering. If the weather is warm, bring out a cooler or galvanized tub filled with ice. Stock it with beverages that range from non-alcoholic sodas and seltzers to a selection of satisfying craft beers. 

When the thermometer dips, bring out the hot toddies, hot cocoa, and a cuppa or two of tea. A bar cart with a thermos of hot chocolate and a tray of fun fixings, such as marshmallows, chocolate sprinkles, and crushed candy canes brings some child-like joy into the mix.

Put Up Lights

Any outdoor space needs some lighting. If you have a covered patio, consider installing a fan with a light kit. This will help circulate the air and add light so you can have a meal or read a book long after the sun sets. Another option is to string up outdoor-rated hanging bulbs to create the perfect ambience.

Watch this video to learn how to install garden lights.

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Never host a dull party again. Install an outdoor fireplace, and then get your guest list ready. Everyone will commune around the fireplace for delightful conversations, mealtimes, and general merriment time and again. I would love to know your tips for hosting an outdoor party?

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Last Update: Wednesday, 15th May 2024