Planning a Summer Party Outdoors

With Spring finally in the air, the clocks going forward and the flowers starting to shoot up, we can all breathe a sigh of relief that winter is over and begin to look forward to the warmer weather. For many people this means that you may also be looking forward to getting married – a summer wedding is the perfect time for a party as you also have the outdoor option and (hopefully) better weather. If you are one of these people, then read on – here are a few things to consider when you are planning on throwing a party that takes place outdoors…

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Where are you going to hold the party – If you plan to have a fairly large gathering, then you may want to hire a venue to make sure that you can comfortably have a large amount of people there. Unless of course you are lucky enough to have a piece of land of your own to use. One of the main things to consider is seating – people like to sit down, especially if they are older people, or have young children. A nice and fairly cheap idea for an outdoor party is to provide hay bales for the guests to sit on. If you are going to hire a marquee, make sure that you have room for it – it is a good idea to measure up before you commit to hiring one so that you are certain of the room that you have – what can seem small can look enormous if there isn’t enough room for it!

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Catering – Outdoor parties are a great opportunity to fire up the barbeque. Hog roasts have become very popular in recent years too. Or why not have a country picnic themed event, complete with picnic baskets for guests and blankets on the floor? Drinks are another important thing to consider – Leicester mobile bar company http://www.elliottgeorgebars.co.uk/ can help with that – so you will have a professional bar that you can put wherever you desire!

The Weather – Although it may be Spring and Summer the British weather is notoriously changeable and difficult to predict – so always have a plan for what to do if the weather isn’t the best. Fire pits and outdoor heat lamps will provide warmth, but if it rains you will also need to think about providing shelter from it, especially if it becomes a torrential downpour!