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Outdoor Party Planning: 5 Ways to Keep Your Guests Happy

Crawfish BoilOutdoor parties offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and kick back with your buddies. But if you’re faced with the task of hosting an outdoor party, you’ll want to make sure your guests are happy.

#1) Plan on the Weekend

While there are always exceptions to this rule, the weekend is typically the best time of week to host an outdoor party. Most people don’t work on the weekends, making it the ideal time for parties. You can still throw the occasional weekday party, but you can expect a larger turnout by hosting it on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

#2) Watch the Weather

You can’t control mother nature, but you keep your outdoor party going in the rain with a shelter. When choosing a location to host your party, look for some type of shelter. Maybe you have a large pavilion in your back yard, or perhaps you could set up a large tent. Regardless, you need some type of backup plan to keep guests comfortable and happy in case the weather turns south.

#3) Turn up the Tunes

There’s no better time than outdoor party to play some music. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive stereo equipment. Rather, set up a cheap Bluetooth-enabled stereo and connect your smartphone to it. Guests can even play their own music by connecting their smartphone to the stereo. This is a fun way to create diverse music instead of hitting the repeat button on a single CD.

#4) Build a Fire

In addition to music, every outdoor party needs a fire. There’s just something naturally fun yet relaxing associated with fires. According to this study cited by Huffington Post, gathering around a fire can even lower your blood pressure. Of course, the real benefit of a fire is the social setting it offers. When you’re hosting an outdoor party, most people will instinctively gather around the fire, offering the perfect “hub” for your party.

#5) Plan Activities

Last but not least, plan some activities for your outdoor party. Horseshoes are a fun and inexpensive activity that guests of all ages will enjoy. You can buy a horseshoe game set for around $30 to $40 bucks, which is a small price to pay for the countless hours of enjoyment it offers. Alternatively, you can set up and play Cornhole, where two people or two teams attempt to toss a beanbag into a wooden cutout.

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