Simple Tips For Hosting A Tailgate Party On Your Patio

23307793_lPatios are great places to entertain. You can hold a variety of parties including a tailgate party during football season. With the right game to broadcast, equipment and enthusiasm, you can have a wonderful championship party by following a few easy tailgating tips.

  1. The outdoor theater set up has to be large enough for optimal viewing by many people. There are now waterproof televisions you can rent for outdoor entertaining.
  2. You need to have lots of comfortable seating for your guests. In addition to folding chairs and stools, you can use oversized pillows and cushions, benches, and even a sofa.
  3. At a backyard tailgate party you can have traditional foods such as burgers and hot dogs, or anything else you want such as ribs, chili, or soup. As long as you have enough food to sustain your guests, the type of food really will not matter.
  4. You can ask guests to bring their favorite tailgate appetizers or finger foods to share so people have a wider range of foods to sample.
  5. If you are using a grill, you can ask a few guests to take shifts manning the grill so you do not spend all your time cooking.
  6. In case of sudden bad weather, you need to have a contingency plan. If it starts to rain, you can move the party indoors or have a large tent ready to put up. If the temperature turns chilly, a space heater or fire pit can warm up guests. You can also pass out blankets or throws to keep guests cozy.

A backyard tailgating party can be lots of fun if you plan it well. With the right mix of people, food, and comfort, you patio tailgate party could be legendary.

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Unique Backyard Party Ideas For High School Graduation

shutterstock_227175187One of the best things about the spring and summer seasons for patio lovers are the entertaining opportunities. An outdoor area with beautiful landscaping and plenty of space for guests is ideal for hosting gatherings and celebrations. Here are some fun and unique backyard party ideas for homeowners to consider this graduation season:

A themed dessert bar loaded with treats. Everyone loves a good dessert bar, so set up a table with a variety of delicious themed treats. Some easy ideas include homemade ice cream sundaes with colored toppings that match the graduate’s school colors, or a candy dessert bar with a variety of color coordinated candies. You can provide small bags so that guests can fill them up with the candies of their choosing to take home with them. Since the table will be set up outside in the yard or patio, you won’t want to bring out ice cream that will melt until guests are ready for sweets. Have some other options to set out beforehand too, like cupcakes and cookies.

Have a photo booth. A photo booth is a must at any party today. You can rent one, usually by the hour, from a company that specializes in photo booths for events. They will bring the booth, props, and provide guests with photo strips of their pics right away. You can also keep it simple and create your own by setting up a background, such as draping a large white sheet on a fence, and then providing guests with fun photo props, like graduation caps, funny glasses, and wigs. Set up a camera on a tripod and let everyone have fun taking silly pictures.

Make a card crafting station. A card crafting station is a fun way to get guests engaged with an activity at the party. Provide paper, stickers, colorful markers, and envelopes so that guests can write a personal message to give to the graduate. This is also a great activity for younger kids, if you’re celebrating a preschool or elementary school graduation. Keep little ones busy with a card craft to commemorate this special event in their lives.

A graduation party is the perfect opportunity for patio lovers to entertain outdoors. Homeowners can save money by throwing a festive celebration for the graduate right in the backyard. With delicious desserts, fun activities, and a photo booth to make memories, guests will love spending time outside, appreciating the beauty of your landscaping.

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