Although it’s easy to be blinded by the bright summer sun, and distracted by the heat in the air, it’s difficult not to notice the back to school products slowly taking over the shelves in every store, and the familiar sounds of back to school commercials playing in the background. As we inch closer and closer to the end of summer, there is no better reason to make the most of the time we have left by hosting a backyard party to remember.

Hosting a Backyard Party – 6 Helpful Tips

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There is nothing worse than worrying your guests are uncomfortable. Assess your seating options prior to the event, and decide whether or not you should consider renting furniture for the day to make sure all your guests have somewhere to sit.

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With the sun setting earlier than previously in the summer, you want to be sure your guests aren’t in the dark as soon as the sun sets. Twinkling lights will not only create a fun atmosphere, it will offer enough light to keep the party going into the night.

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Sunscreen & Bug Spray

Similarly to seating, you want to make sure your guests are comfortable no matter what Mother Nature has in store! Create a station for your guests to use that has plenty of sunscreen and bug spray depending on the time of day you are hosting your event.

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Entertain the Kids

In the same way you want to enjoy the company of your neighbours and friends, your kids likely want to do the same! Have a station ready with games and activities the kids can participate in so they can also enjoy a fun summer gathering.

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Keep Cool

This summer has been unseasonably warm, and staying cool under the blazing hot sun can be a challenge. Whether it’s having plenty of shade, an abundance of water, or a cooling station in doors, it’s important to consider the needs of your guests throughout the day.

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Get Creative with Food

Allow your guests to make their own burger with a DIY burger bar, create a s’more station which will be a favourite among kids and adults, keep your theme consistent by serving snacks in sand pails.