How to Plan for a Backyard Party

Summer is a time to get outside, enjoy the company of family and friends, and utilize your backyard to its full potential. Throwing a cookout or backyard party takes a lot of work if you want to make it a memorable one for your guests. Here is how you do just that.

Summer party in the backyard


Planning is the toughest part of throwing a backyard party. You have to determine how many people to invite, what food and drink you will have and how much, how long the party will go for, and when to have it. These are all things to write down, but then you’ll have to figure out what supplies you’ll need.

Action Tents can provide you with the right party essentials to make your backyard gathering a great one this summer.

Tents – we offer folding canopies, frame tents, and pole tents. Depending on the size of the party, we will be able to determine which tent rental is the best option for you.

Tables and chairs – We also have plenty of different sizes of tables and chairs for you to choose from. You will need these for your guests to eat and sit and relax.

Spruce up your backyard party tent with some lights and stage if you want to add some live music to your summer party.

You may also need a dance floor for the ones who like to get out and show off their moves after a few beverages.


Once you’ve calculated out what you need for the party such as the food, entertainment, supplies, you have to execute the party properly. Here are some tips to making the actual party go smoothly:

  • Be a great host by being the supplier – this could be as simple as renting a keg for the alcoholic beverage, having the food catered, and getting a musician to come and play some songs for a little while. When guests don’t have to bring anything, they will feel relaxed and free to enjoy the party.
  • Plan for the night – If you’re planning to have a long night, make sure to plan to have some sort of activity at night. This could be a bonfire. Don’t forget, a bonfire comes with having s’mores ready.

It doesn’t have to be stressful throwing a party in the summer at your home. Invite your friends and family to enjoy the weather and summer night. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion either. People work during the days and weeks, and they look forward to winding down on the weekends and enjoying the summertime.

Contact Action Tents at 931-359-0024 for more information on all of the party supplies we can provide you with to make your summer a great one!