Backyard necessities for an epic party
If you are about to meet with a couple of close friends in your backyard, you don’t need much. But, if you are making a big party where entire neighborhood will be invited, every little thing counts.
Most of us do not ever realize how several small items can change the entire party making it friendlier, more dynamic and ultimately, better. Yes, you can always simply serve cold drinks and call it a day. But, do you want to be recognized as a guy that doesn’t care about his/her guests?
Here are some backyard necessities that will turn your party from bore to score!
1. Cooler for drinks
If you don’t have this one, do not even bother throwing a party.
During hot summer days people love cold drinks. In fact, even if we’re talking about alcohol, there is no point in drinking it if it’s lukewarm. Luckily, we can address the issues rather easily.
All you have to do is get a big cooler or put your refrigerator outside.
2. Arranging pool area
Pool area always become crowded during summer parties. Furthermore, even if you tell people not to jump into water, there will always be someone who will do precisely opposite.
It is necessary to arrange your pool area before big party. Make sure to reposition all accessories and even water pump if possible (4 Pumps has a good collection to choose from). Add several sunbeds and you will be ready to accommodate your guests.
When I say games I mainly refer to having a beach ball or Ping-Pong table.
Although these are rather small items and you can easily reposition them (table that is) they will be so much fun for people around you. It would be even great if you had a basketball hoop attached to a tree or side of your house. This is a sure win!
4. Fire pit
Summer parties tend to drag out late into the night. Sooner than later, it will become really cold and your guests will be forced to go home. By having a fire pit or backyard fireplace this issue is solved.
To be honest, most homeowners have a heater of sort for their backyard. So, you won’t have to invest much for a party. Just get it out and put it in a prominent place (for example, around the table) so that your guests can huddle up late during the night.
5. Getting wooden tables and lazy bags
Most people have a backyard set on their patio. If you’re making a party, this set probably won’t be enough. Solution? Get some wooden benches.
Wooden benches are also great when your family comes over. In terms of a party, the benches force people to sit closer together. This is a great way of meeting new people and starting a conversation. They are especially great for larger parties where people do not know each other. Great way to break the ice.
Like fireplace, lazy bags are something you would have to bring out later during the evening. They are not the best fit for the afternoon as people tend to get too cozy and even doze off. You should get them out later when people start going back home. Lazy bags will give them additional comfort that will persuade them to stay a bit longer.
You don’t need a big investment to have a great party.
Most items lie around in your backyard. All you need to do is use them at the right time. These small items are precisely the things that turn an uneventful party into a real fiesta.