If you’re throwing an outdoor birthday party this summer, there are a few things you should do in order to ensure it goes smoothly.
Here is Action Tent’s to-do list for planning the perfect outdoor birthday party.
Outdoor Friendly Foods
A birthday party is only as good as the food served, (which might be true for any party) so don’t skimp on snacks and cake. If you’re hosting an outdoor party, you do have to think about refrigeration and how foods will be kept cold in warm temperatures. Store the foods that might not last in the heat, such as pasta salad, on a bed of ice. Make sure to refresh the ice a few times throughout the party to ensure the foods are kept cold.
Having an outdoor party means that you have plenty of space for a DJ, and we suggest having one for sure. If you’re going to host a DJ, make sure to have a dance floor available as well. Pass around a request jar if you have the time so guests can be sure to hear some of their favorites.
If you’re hosting children as well, set up a face painting station, a sack race, or a bounce house in order to keep them entertained and help them to burn off some of their energy.
Have Enough Seating
If you’re hosting an outdoor event, it’s important that you have enough resting places, such as seats and tables, for the people invited. You should definitely be renting tables and chairs in order to provide a place for guests to eat meals, catch up, and relax.
Create Tent Shelters
Summertime can be a little bit unpredictable; the day might bring loads of sunshine or buckets of rain. Either way, it’s important to make sure you have a tent available to guests. Tents can provide shade from sunshine and they can also provide protection from the rain.
Action Tents has everything you need to host a great outdoor birthday party this summer season.