Summer Entertaining: How to Make the Most of Your Patio


Inviting your friends for an outdoor party is one of the ways to make the most of your patio. Holding a party in your patio can be extremely low-maintenance with a little preparation. Getting all of your friends in your yard for a party can lead to a great experience because of the feeling of a relaxed air. Most of the decoration works are done by the natural beauty of your yard, but you can perform a hose handles cleanup when things get messy. Although entertaining, holding a party in your patio comes with its share of challenges. Below, we have prepared five tips on how to make the most of your patio.

Create an Outdoor Kitchen

You can benefit from making things easier to access during your party even if you already have a kitchen set up outside. Begin by bringing a trunk, a cabinet or any other piece of storage outside. Consider flipping your furniture over and adding some casters if you are planning on hosting throughout the season and you don’t want it to be damaged. Fit your outdoor storage with everything you will need once it is ready. Cloth napkins and plastic dishware are a great start. Think of what you found yourself grabbing self in your previous parties. You will be able to enjoy your event more when you can easily access all that you need during the party.

Be Prepared for Wind


One of the best entertainment tips that we can is getting ready for the wind because it can prevent something out of your control. Ensure to make a list of anything that blows away a week before your party. One way that you can be prepared for the wind is by making or buying tablecloth weights that clip to the corners of a tablecloth. Finding a product that matches you’re the décor of your party should not be that hard. You can also skip the tablecloth altogether if you are too pressed for time. Make sure that you protect candles from the wind if you are going to be using them in your party. Get the most affordable products to maintain the lighting on a breezy evening from including tea light holders and hurricanes.

Celebrate Varieties

The relaxed air of a party held outside encourages playfulness in your décor. You can make an inviting and fun variety by bringing your indoor seats outside and mix them, especially when you are hosting more people than you can sit with your outdoor chairs. Look for any other indoor item that could be useful outside. For instance, get throw pillows off your couch and put them over chairs outside so that the visitors can use them if they get cold. Use both fresh-cut flowers and décor from your table for an interesting centerpiece. The fun of an outdoor party is in the way some details become unimportant and so do not be afraid to play with items that you already own.

Keep Pests Away


In addition to adding ambiance, candles can also help fend off mosquitos. Pests hate eucalyptus and so you don’t have to use citronella varieties. You can even make your bug-deterring candles if you are feeling crafty. You can banish the mosquitos using a combination of both eucalyptus and citronella. Have a plan to cover the buffet when people are not actively serving themselves if you’re going to be using a buffet-style. You can use an overturned mesh colander as a protective shield in a pinch.

Prepare your Grill

Grab some propane and scrub the grate of your grill days before your party. To prevent rust, you can even protect your grill grate the way you would a cast pan. Make sure to make your grill safe as you get it ready. One way to do this is moving it 10 feet away from the house, any trees, bushes, or any other outdoor structure. Use soapy water to perform a quick and easy test to identify any leaks in a gas grill. You will have a summer of free from stress cooking in your yard when you take the time to get your grill ready before you fire it up. It takes an extra effort to clean and maintain the grill after a few sessions. Both charcoal grills and gas grills require to be maintained at a certain level. Fortunately for most people, the process of cleaning and maintaining grills is very basic.

Holding parties in your yard can be very fun, especially when it is warm. However, to successfully host your friends in your yard, you need to prepare a few weeks before the party. The key is to gather everything that you will need in advance. Follow the guidelines provided in this post to ensure that you make the most of your patio.

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