How to Throw a Great Outdoor Event This Summer

Now that the days are longer and warmer, we are all itching to get outside into the fresh air. That means you need to start planning your best summer yet. When it comes to throwing a great outdoor event, planning out the details can seem like a daunting task. Knowing what kind of entertainment to offer, how to decorate, where to host, when to serve, and a plethora of other concerns.

However, it doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. This article takes a look at some tips that can help you throw a memorable outdoor party. Here’s how to get started:

Choose the Right Venue and Date

Firstly, consider the weather: will the event take place in extreme heat or rain? If so, perhaps an indoor venue would be preferable. Secondly, consider the space available: If the event has a large guest list, a spacious venue that can accommodate everyone should be selected.

Thirdly, consider any additional amenities, such as catering or entertainment, and make sure these are available to take advantage of. Finally, consider the date: analyze other types of events that are happening around this time and avoid clashes with other activities. Once the venue and date have been selected, the event can now begin to come to life. Invitations should be sent out, decorations should be taken care of, and any RSVPs should be managed.

Create a Fun Atmosphere

Start by selecting a location that is interesting and can accommodate a large number of guests. To keep guests entertained, incorporate interactive activities such as lawn games or water activities that allow guests to socialize. Incorporate festival-like elements such as canopies and beer gardens, offer music and fireworks, or even live performances.

When it comes to décor and food, think summer-themed color schemes, such as:

  • Bright pinks
  • Oranges
  • Blues
  • Outdoor tables
  • Chairs

Most importantly, have an activity that allows everyone to join in on like a group toast or a group photo.

Provide Great Food and Drinks

Making sure you have food options for all attendees will help ensure everyone is well-fed and happy. Consider items like fruit platters and veggie platters, BBQ items, and potentially a variety of beverages, including non-alcoholic options.

Don’t forget the summertime treats such as popsicles or ice cream if it’s a hot day! Preparing the food and drinks in advance or delegating tasks to friends and family members can help ease the burden of hosting and ensure everything runs smoothly. Consider the Ice Cream Occasions homepage as your one-stop shop for food delivery and ice cream supplies!

Ensure the Safety and Comfort of Guests

When setting up the event, be sure that the area is clean and in a safe, comfortable spot. Implement safety protocols such as requiring masks and physical distancing. Utilize additional staff to help with monitoring guests and enforcing these regulations.

Additionally, provide refreshments and hydrating options to keep guests comfortable and safe. Remember to communicate to all invited guests the importance of following safety protocols for the duration of the event. Lastly, offer sufficient garbage receptacles for the convenience and safety of guests.

Preparing Your Outdoor Event

Throwing an outdoor event this summer is an excellent way to create memories. With the tips from this article, you are now prepared to make your plans a reality! Have a party people won’t forget by taking the time to plan your location, entertainment, and food. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy!

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Diana Muniz
Diana Muniz

With over 20+ years of experience in a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial environments, Diana has developed a great understanding of Marketing Strategy, Brand Development, Customer Success, Public Relations and Management. Her internal drive for developing others and external brands, has allowed her to work in some of the largest cities in the world including Milan, Paris, NY, Mexico, and the Middle East. This experience has been fundamental to Diana’s success and ability to communicate cross-culturally.