When throwing a party outside, there are a few things you need to be mindful of. Indoor parties have many of the essentials already taken care of depending on the venue, but the outdoors opens up room for error. Still, there’s nothing quite like fresh air and sunshine. So, here are some essentials you can’t take for granted when planning an outdoor party.
Keeping your guests dry or away from the heat of the midday sun isn’t something you need to worry about when hosting a party at an event hall. For outdoor events, party tent rentals are a great contingency.
Bare tables look ugly. Rent linens while you’re getting the tent to save time and make sure everything is consistent.
A tent will protect from the rain and can keep people cool, but it’s always a good idea to have another way for guests to cool down. Instead of an air conditioner, get a kiddie pool for people to hang out in. If you really want to have fun, super soakers are your friend.
If you are still looking for a venue for your party, make sure to find one with bathrooms nearby. Nobody wants to resort to a portapotty.
Banquet halls have elaborate kitchens. Parks don’t. If you plan on serving food (and you should), bring a grill and some burgers.
You’re going to need electricity in some form. People need to plug in their phones, set up music, even power the grill. You can’t do any of these things unless you have a source of power.
From the simple stuff like renting tables and chairs to the more complicated logistical issues like bringing a source of electricity, outdoor parties are more complicated. Still, the benefits can certainly outweigh the difficulties. As long as you prepare for each of the above eventualities, you and your guests will have a blast.