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Outdoor parties

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Getting together with family and friends to have a good time is a wonderful way to balance out the obligations of everyday life. There are always reasons to celebrate—birthdays, weddings, corporate events or even just because! Sometimes, the best parties that those which arise spontaneously. But if we are honest, this is not usually what happens. Normally, there is a lot to do if you are planning a party. Tallying the guest list, selecting the food and drinks, determining the style of music, and also considering where you want to hold the party. First and foremost, there is the question of inside or outside. And even if the summer is coming to a close, today we want to give you a few suggestions for a successful outdoor party. Because… summer will come again! 

Garden parties

What could be better than a garden party on a warm night? Maybe it's the summer magic, but the mood at a celebration in the open air is just different than when we are within four walls. To conjure an atmospheric ambience, candles or lights in warm shades are especially suitable. Here, as we can see, trees and columns were wrapped with small incandescent strings; a simple but effective way to create an inviting ambience. In addition to ample seating, the host should be sure to provide a few other things depending on the intention of the garden party. At a barbecue, you need, of course, the barbecue, food and utensils. For a more refined evening, offer relaxing furniture like a porch swing or lounge chair. For every kind of party, a music system is indispensable, as well as is a selection of good music. And if you are planning a wilder evening, you should rather reduce the number of seats, to provide sufficient space for dancing. 

Another advantage of garden parties is that they usually require less clean up. There is no carpet to scrub the red wine stains from, or a wood floor that must be swept and kept dent free. Most of the cleaning is done by the next downpour. Garden furniture is usually waterproof and much more easily wiped off than an expensive velvet sofa. And, there is no need to worry about the smell of stale smoke, as we often do with indoor parties. 

Beach parties

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Ale debali study

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Ale debali study

The simplest version of the beach party is a bunch of nice people, a few bottles of beer and someone who can play guitar. More sophisticated versions include a music system, a varied range of drinks and atmospheric lighting. The sea and the beach alone already bring a special atmosphere to the celebration. Rented beach locations will usually offer a more exclusive ambience: lounges and chairs, as seen in our image, provide a place to relax and watch the sunset, with of course, mojito in hand. 

Parties on the rooftop terrace

It is a classic in more southern climates and the sophisticated, beautiful sister of the party cellar: the roof terrace. Instead of the basement walls, there is a view of the rooftops of the city or the fields in the country. In luxury buildings, the roof is often equipped with a pool, and sometimes, if it is located on the top of a hotel, it can be very large.

A rooftop party charms the guests mainly through the view and the open-air atmosphere, but a few things should still be noted. If the party is held during the day, it is recommended to provide enough soft drinks and be sure there is plenty of shade available, so that the guests do not have to say goodbye at half time with sunstroke. The rays can be much more intense at these altitudes than below on the street or in the garden. If the party occurs in the evening instead, the right lighting is important. The rules are the same as for a garden party: Several smaller light sources with warm tones and a few lamps are preferable to a single source of white light. Plants are always good because they give the patio a natural ambience, that enhances the outdoor character of the celebration. When furnishing the roof terrace, white furniture has the advantage that it does not heat up as quickly.  

Pool party

Okay, we admit it: this celebration variant usually needs a slightly larger budget, unless you have wealthy neighbours with whom you get along well. However, anyone who is in the fortunate position to call a swimming pool their own can throw a pool party. Here are a few tips. At night, try an underwater light for the right atmosphere for guests. The invitation should mention that it is a celebration with swimming so that guests know to bring bathing suits. As host, you should kindly provide towels. Also, keep in mind that the pool should be cleaned before, and, depending on the number of guests, again the next day. 

Which location do your prefer for an outdoor party? Share your opinions below!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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