Outdoor Party Tips

As the chilly fall weather is quickly approaching, I know a lot of people who are trying to get one last get-together in before winter hits.  I love entertaining, and am always looking for new tips to be a great hostess.  I have compiled some of the best outdoor party tips I’ve come across so you can enjoy them at your next party too!

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First of all, you might need something to entertain your guests.  This giant game of Jenga would be so wonderful for a backyard party!  You can buy sets on the internet, but it also looks easy enough to make.  Please enjoy this game responsibly if you decide to play it!  Be careful of those toes and make sure any little ones are supervised if playing!  Have fun, and don’t knock it over!!

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This DIY beverage station would also be wonderful for an outside party.  It keeps everything in one place, so guests will always know where things are.  No more “where are the napkins?  do you have any cups?”.  This keeps it simple and easy for both you and your guests!  Check out this tutorial for the DIY beverage station. This is such a neat idea, and can be reused for all your backyard parties!  If you want to get really crazy you can even decorate the beverage station for themed parties!

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Now, one problem with backyard parties is the dreaded “unwanted guests”.  You know, the ones who nobody likes, and wants around, yet they always tend to hover.  The guests who are all over EVERYONE’S food, and won’t respond to a nice request to leave us all alone.  The guests who you just wish would leave and never come back to another party.  Right? And, no, I don’t mean Joe from down the street, silly!  I mean those pesky flies!  Luckily, there you can make a DIY fly repellent for your party and then you won’t have to worry about those flies! (sorry, I can’t really do anything about Joe…).  According to this article all you have to do is put a penny in the bottom of a ziplock bag filled with water, and it will keep those flies out!

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Another wonderful trick for outdoor parties is this amazing glowing drink bucket.  Everyone likes ice cold beverages, but when it gets to be dark out you don’t want people fishing around in a cold bowl to find a random drink!  If you simply hide a glowstick at the bottom of a drink bucket, it will shine through the night, and your guests will be able to see what drinks they’re choosing!  What a neat idea!

I hope these outdoor party tips have been helpful, and if you liked them you might also want to look at this article for chickpea radish hors d’oeuvres so you have something to serve at your next party!  Hope you have a fun backyard bash!  Party on!

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3 thoughts on “Outdoor Party Tips

  1. Teresa Cox

    First saw the fly water repellent at Charlie’s Restaurant in Windsor CA. Has worked every time we visit. Tried it at home in OR – works for us!

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