Throwing events outside is incredibly fun, but that doesn’t mean it is easy to put them together, especially during some of the warmer months. These months are always hot and unpredictable, so you must prepare sufficiently. Read on to learn some tips for making your backyard suitable for outdoor events.
Think About Comfort
At an outdoor event, everyone should dress a little differently than they would on a more formal occasion. Part of this is so guests can remain comfortable, but another reason is safety. For example, if people wear high heels and formal wear, they will be simultaneously uncomfortable and have difficulty walking around.
Even if the event area is relatively level and uniform, walking on grass can still be treacherous. This danger is especially present if the event goes into the night and visibility becomes an issue. Encourage more casual wear, partly because of the heat, but also to keep everyone able to move around and be happy.
Think About the Weather
The weather is one of the most important things to consider when putting together an outdoor event. Of course, you aren’t a meteorologist, so you can’t predict the weather, but you can prepare in case of different severe weather events. A good item you can get that can protect you and your guests from the most common event disturbances like heat and rain is a canopy tent. Still, there’s much to consider to ensure you purchase the right canopy tent, such as the number of guests, the length of the event, and the severity of the weather. In addition, some canopy tents are more resistant to harsher weather and wind, while some simply keep out some rain and UV rays.
Think About Pests
Having an event outdoors is something more people should do, especially during the months when the weather is excellent and the sunsets are to die for. However, these are also the times when pests most want to come out and bother you. You’ll find a lot of mosquitoes, ants, and possibly even wildlife the later into the night you go. You should invest in mosquito repellant, ensure people throw away food scraps, and keep the space well lit to keep some pests away. Of course, there are the typical bug spray and candles meant to repel insects, but there are also clips that repel them without any spray whatsoever!
Making your backyard suitable for outdoor events is definitely not easy, but with these tips, you can put everything together with no problem. Guests will be happy, cleanup will be easy, and everyone will wonder when the next shindig is!