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Organizing a successful summer outdoor party

Updated on May 12, 2013

Summer is finally here.It is time to hang those heavey coats, turn off the heating and the television.Put on our T-shirts and shorts take a stroll to the beach and have some fun.Organizing a successful outdoor party this summer needs not to be painstaking. With a little bit of effort, planning and management an outdoor party can be one to remember.

A stitch in time saves nine, therefore if our parties this summer are to be thrilling, there is need to plan early then relax and enjoy a successful beach party.For those who haven't planned an outdoor event this is a daunting moment. Two is company,so let me share with you and add on what you may already know on organizing an outdoor party.The first thing to consider is the number of people you want to invite for this eventful day.

Let us take ten as a guide number of people you may want to invite. Ask yourself the following questions: How many people I shall invite consume alcohol? How many doesn't take alcohol? Laugh it aloud. How many people eat horse meat and how many doesn't? Of course this might sound laughable there are some party goers who enjoy horse meat, so to make this eventful day successful and enjoyable to all they should be catered for.

If a clear number of who eat what is obtained then one can have a proper budget and plan accordingly. Decide where the party is going to be held on time. Is it at the beach or the local mountain? Is it going to be held outside in your backyard garden? If it is going to be outside your house inform your neighbours well in advance. Put in place all the resources needed for the party on time. If it is going to be at the beach or the local mountain inform the police of your presence. Make sure you are aware of your council's by laws as regard to out-door activities. Provide portable toilets if the event is going to be at the beach or the mountain.

Have the tent ready in case the weather becomes harsh.Have the foldable chairs ready. What form of entertainment are you going to use? Are you going to use your home stereo for the event or you are going to hire a disco? Provide entertainment with what is affordable to you.Prepare the food and the salads for the event early or just use ready made meals its quicker and effective. A clay barbecue stand like the one displayed above is ideal.

Have a programme for the event and stick to it.If you are having the event at your back garden don't extend the party into late hours of the night it disturbs the tranquility of the neighbourhood.If the party is at the beach or the mountain if you extend it make sure you have a generator for electricity.Remember to clear your mess after the party. Don't pollute the environment, its all yours to try, go out and have some fun this summer.


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