Throwing summer dinner parties is a great way to utilize your garden and spend quality time with your loved ones. It can be great fun dining outside and soaking up the sun with the people you love the most. The longer days mean you get to spend more fun time together until the evening draws in.
Whether you are super excited to recreate your favorite frozen daiquiri recipes to wow your guests or thrilled to get your bbq back out of the shed, here is how to throw the best summer garden parties.
Create new recipes
Sometimes, the best way to make your bbq more exciting and memorable is to create new summer dishes.
You can follow a delicious and easy crab salad recipe to bring summer to life at your dinner party. Although you might often make chicken salads and burgers, making newer and fresher dishes will encourage you to test your culinary skills and create delicious and exciting dishes for your guests.
Have a good drinks list
If you want to throw the best summer party, it is a good idea to have a good drinks list. Having various options means that all guests can stay hydrated and satisfied.
There might be children or designated drivers. Hence, having a variety of soft drinks available will ensure everyone has something to satisfy their needs. You could make fun mocktails or offer hot drinks so everyone can enjoy a beverage that they like.
Moreover, creating a themed cocktail list could make the party more unique and interesting, making it one to remember.
Get the music going
It is essential to have good music when throwing a party, especially one in the garden.
There are various music options you can choose from depending on the mood, guest list, and music preferences. You could ask the guests before they arrive what music they list and, therefore, create a playlist that will satisfy everyone’s music preferences.
This way, every guest will be able to enjoy some of their favorite music while mingling with their loved ones, relaxing, and enjoying good food.
Add comfortable seating options
If you want guests to be comfortable and stay for as long as possible, it is a good idea to offer comfortable seating so that they can feel relaxed for as long as possible.
There is no use not having seating options as people won’t be able to relax properly, especially when it is hot. You won’t want your guests standing around, even when they are not eating. Hence, invest in comfortable chairs or bean bags so that everyone has a comfortable place to sit down, relax, and rest while enjoying your party.
If you have children at your BBQ party, you should consider making lawn games so they can stay entertained.
You could buy some toys or get board games out so the children can stay entertained while the adults socialize, cook food, and get dinner ready.