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!
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.
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.