Skip to main content

Ideas for Throwing a Fun Summer Party

Throwing a party in the summer is always a great deal of fun. You can enjoy the beautiful weather in the company of your family and friends. Whether you grill your own food, or, or ask your guests to each bring their own favorite food, putting together a fantastic summer party can be a breeze. Here are some tips to dial up the fun and turn down the stress of planning the party.




The Menu

Be sure to pick food that you like, and keep in mind your seating situation. For example, if your goal is for guests to get a plate of food from a buffet table and sit down, it's a good idea to stay away from food that requires two hands at once and might drip.




Another consideration is you actually serve the food. A sunroom, for instance, enables you to serve food inside, giving you access to electrical outlets in case you are using crockpots. It will also protect your food from any pesky visitors, while still being easily accessible from the outside.

For many of your guests, the food will be the most important part of your outdoor summer party. From hamburgers and hotdogs to macaroni and cheese, picking the right menu and knowing where to place the food ensures that your party will be a fun and delicious time.  




The Location

Naturally, great weather means that having your party outside is a great idea. On your deck or in your backyard, you have more space to entertain, while allowing you and your guests to enjoy the beautiful weather.

At the same time, it's always a good idea to have an alternative location in case of a swift change of weather. So when you are decorating and setting up your seating and tables, consider setting up some inside seating in your sunroom in addition to your outdoor tables and chairs. 

Even if the weather stays steady, these alternative locations can be beneficial. Especially if you don't have shade in your yard, any older guests may need to take a break from the sun in an area that's more protected, but still part of the action, consider a dappled shade area such as a pergola. 




The Entertainment

Naturally, you want your guests to be entertained, and a natural way of doing that is to play music. Today, playing music outside is as simple as bluetooth speakers. Or, if you're looking for something different and fun, why not incorporate a screen and show your favorite movie? Board games, or other games, are always a great idea too.

No matter who you invite entertainment adds life to your party. If you are planning on having your party run into the night, you can always move into your sunroom after the sun goes down for a movie, or simply to enjoy watching the fireflies dance. That way, you don't have to worry about pesky mosquitoes biting your guests.

When it comes to throwing a summer party summer, you can be as fancy or as simple as you want. Whether you set up a campfire and s'mores or a buffet with all sorts of food, fun should be at the center of your planning efforts. In that case, a sunroom opens up a wide range of possibilities, along with some flexibility and independence from the weather.



Popular posts from this blog

Making Your Outdoor Living Environment Winter-Friendly

Winter officially began December 21 and with winter comes snow, ice, and brisk temperatures. As temperatures lower and the sun sets earlier, you may find yourself retreating indoors, unable to enjoy your beautiful backyard space until early Spring. Luckily, with some simple touches and heating elements, you can avoid cabin fever and transform any outdoor space into one that is cozy and outdoor friendly, allowing you and your family to enjoy your patio cover well into the winter months ahead.
Plant Coniferous Trees Wrap your patio cover with strategically-placed fern trees inside terracotta pots to keep in the warmth and keep out the wind and snow. Additionally, coniferous trees are known for pulling moisture out of the air.
Patio Curtains If utilizing trees is not something you are interested in adding to your space, patio curtains is a great accessory to add to your space that could be as temporary or as permanent as you wish. Outdoor curtain and curtain rods come in a variety of colors…

The Top 3 Dreamiest Pergolas to Inspire You

Summer will begin in 129 days, but who’s counting? While the ground is covered in snow and ice and the only thing on our mind is keeping warm, we have our sights on summer and while warmth is months away, you should be thinking about your outdoor living space well before then. Typically, the dedicated independently owned Four Seasons Sunrooms & Windows dealers nationwide become busy as soon as the beginning of March and the outdoor living building season is in full gear by April. To get first on the list and have your outdoor living space ready just in time for summer and before your neighbors, be sure you contact your local dealer today. Below are some of our favorite Pergola designs to inspire the outdoor living space of your dreams. Hanging Hammocks

This wheat-toned pergola with miter end caps gives this tropical backyard space a very modern feel. With stoned stairs leading up to an inviting hammock, this pergola is the perfect space to kick back and relax with your favorite boo…

Bringing Fall Inside: Sunroom Decor Ideas That Burst With Color

Fall is here, and with it come great opportunities to make some festive changes to your sunroom for the new season. Especially as the days get shorter, your sunroom is the perfect place to spend quality time during the fall season - sipping hot tea or cider in the cool autumn breeze.
Fun Flower Displays   Flowers might not be what you first imagine when you think 'fall', but there are actually some gorgeous fall flowers to add some light to your sunroom. Think of warm chrysanthemums, bright pansies, or even the delicious smelling dianthus. When it comes to fall flowers, there's no shortage of ways to keep your sunroom feeling fresh.
Fresh Throw Pillows and Shag Rugs  Throw pillows are a go-to when it comes to changing up decor for a new season or trend. This is because they're easy and inexpensive to swap out, but they can add so much life to a room! Also on trend? Shag rugs are making a big come back with various earthy colors and knit textures. This fall, try mixing…