The summer season is the best time to loosen up in the open air and take in the balmy evenings that are a relief from the day’s heat. Parties are even better in the coolness of the evening hours. It’s a time for family and friends to get together and have lots of fun while letting the stress melt away. There are unique things you can do tomake your patio into a perfect party place without spending too much money. Here are some suggestions to help you get the most out of the summer evenings to come.
Get everything cleaned and organized. Space is the main goal here, so take the time to look through the tools, toys, accessories, and junk that’s scattered in your backyard. A cabinet with doors, a tool rack, or a large storage bin are all perfect ways to cover the rest and keep what you need close at hand. Once the yard has been cleared and you have extra space, get out the push mower, cut the grass and edge it to make it look like a professionally landscaped space. A landscaped yard gives the impression of order and organization and is vital to any party spot.
Now that your space is cleaned up, establish where everyone will sit. If you don’t have patio furniture, consider purchasing some at a rummage sale or discount vendor and sprucing it up with some new, soft cushions and repainting with some rust-repelling spray paint. You can get hundreds of dollars-worth of furniture for a small investment and then change it into something you’ll be proud to show off. If you don’t have a shaded area in your yard, consider purchasing or renting a canopy gazebo to provide shade for your guests. They are like an extra room and have paneled doors that simply pull open to invite guests to sit down and visit. They can also serve to protect food from bugs if you choose to serve the refreshments inside the patio gazebo.
Food and drinks are some of the best parts of outdoor get-togethers. Lemonade with frozen pureed fruit is a great way to add color, flavor, and pizzazz to regular lemonade. You can also freeze lemonade into cubes and serve it with ice-cold lemon-lime soda for a tart and tangy secret ingredient!
When the evening arrives, the mosquitoes and moths come out, so consider buying the best mosquito repellent you can find to enjoy more time after the sun goes down. They can really eliminate or repel the pesky bugs and improve your outdoor environment for you and your guests. Furthermore, if you don’t have one already, you can get something for making a fire outside for under $150 from a local discount store. Use a search engine to look for classified ads by individuals wanting to sell their outdoor items in good condition, because they’re moving or redecorating. This is a wonderful way to get something you need for up to 90% less than if you’d bought it at a retail store. For added pizzazz, try stringing some lights outside to make your party really shine!