Summer is great time of year for entertaining on Long Island. Many people love to entertain and throw a fun party right in their own backyard. If you are planning a backyard celebration this summer, with a little planning and some creative ideas, you can ensure that your summer soirée will be a huge success!
The party experts at HGTV.com explain, “Summer is all about soaking up the sun outdoors while creating fun memories with family and friends. You can beat the heat with a few easy entertaining ideas that will keep the party going, no sweat!” Read on to learn more about some ideas for easy summer backyard entertaining.
Create a Beverage Station
A beverage station positioned somewhere separate from the food lets guests mix drinks and mingle. Stock the bar with cups, straws, stirrers and plenty of ice. A cooler or a large metal pail will keep bottles and cans cold, but consider using another insulated cooler for extra ice cubes.
Fire up The Grill
A barbecue is a staple at any backyard bash. Grilling is easy and won’t dirty up any pots or pans. Choose easy foods like chicken, corn and ribs and don’t forget the traditional hot dogs and hamburgers for the kids.
Food and Buffet Station
Whatever food you are serving – serving it buffet style is essential to making it easier on yourself. People can help themselves easily. If you don’t have a buffet table – use your kitchen table and serve the food inside. This also keeps food fresher and out of the sun and helps to keep the bugs away.
Bring Indoor Furniture Outside
When your guest list keeps climbing and you realize you’ll need more surfaces and places to sit, relocate indoor tables, chairs and furniture and dust off camping gear like folding chairs and tables.
Set Up Picnic Areas
Still don’t have enough seating? Create some “picnic” areas right in your own yard. Rugs, pillows, and picnic blankets can create casual conversation spots that play into a relaxed party vibe.
Offer Baskets of Essentials
Keep guests comfortable outdoors all day and into the night. Fill baskets with amenities like sunscreen, bug spray, hand wipes, and, if the weather gets chilly; light blankets.
Rent a Tent
Since the weather can be unpredictable, a tent rental is a good consideration. If your yard is very sunny, it makes sense to rent a tent to provide shade for your guests. It is also a smart choice so that you will be prepared for any rain. If you have a large crowd, you can often rent tables and chairs along with the tent.
If you are interested in any tent, table or chair rentals for your backyard bash this summer; contact A & R Party Tent Rentals. From backyard parties to large corporate events, A & R Party Tent Rentals offers quality products, reliable and efficient service and tent rental packages to meet the needs of any event! Give them a call at 631-433-9784.