Outdoor Party Tips For A Safe Backyard Extravaganza

Keep everyone safe and sound in the sun with these outdoor party tips!

As summer ramps up, these warmer weeks are ideal for starting to plan your potential outdoor party. While it is obviously important to keep your guests’ satisfaction in mind, their safety should also be a top priority. The last thing you want on the day of your party is any added stress, so preparation is key.

Think of what all the best outdoor parties have: fun lawn activities, abundant food and drink, and a comfortable ambiance to kick back and enjoy the company. While the challenge may seem daunting at first, these safety tips will guarantee that your guests are able to take full advantage of your hard work.

Stay Hydrated

The warm weather is nice, but if you aren’t lucky enough to have a pool, it is essential that everyone finds a way to keep cool. Think about setting up a ‘Hydration Station.” One good tip is to fill coolers around the yard with lemonade, iced tea and water bottles. Or, swap out the bottles for a more environmentally-friendly option by filling up some pitchers with ice-cold cucumber water. Popsicles are also always a fan favorite!

Stay Cool

Now that you have hydration under control, focus on other methods of keeping your guests cool. Pass out some hand fans. Or some iced neck towels. There are also plenty of outdoor fans, including misting fans, that you can order and set up around the yard.

Pest Control

This is a bigger one than people realize.

No one wants mosquitos in their life, let alone as guests at their party. There are plenty of ways to repel these pesky creatures whether it be natural, chemical or otherwise.

There are a few tips you can follow to avoid attracting mosquitoes in the first place. Keep that lawn nice and trim, avoid puddles and clean your gutters as much as possible. According to Mosquito Joe franchisee Renée Perdue: “The amount of water in the top of a water bottle is all a mosquito needs to breed. In a few weeks, one female mosquito can lead to 900 eggs. They breed about 50% female and 50% male, so it can be overwhelming!”

Try some classic citronella candles for an added ambiance. There are even some plants that naturally repel mosquitoes, such as basil, lantana, lavender, lemon balm and more.

Finally, hire a professional service like Mosquito Joe to provide mosquito control treatment if you aren’t confident you can tackle the problem on your own. “The emphasis of the celebration should not be hampered by the bugs,” Renée continued. “We instill confidence so the clients won’t have to worry. Because of our certification, we have access to products that other people do not have access to. Through our training, we are taught how to do things correctly. We can’t forget that there are good insects that should be left alone!”

No Whether the Weather

If the forecast looks iffy, it could be a good idea to rent a tent or canopy, especially if you don’t have an overhang in your yard to hide under. Another tip people often forget: be mindful of the wind! Make sure to weigh everything down, including tables and chairs, as those tend to get lifted into the sky if the wind picks up.

Make Room

Besides making sure your guests are comfortable, having ample room to party is a safety issue. The last thing you want is people feeling unsafe because of overcrowding or an unmaintained yard. Make sure there is a safe place for guests to stash their belongings, as well as easy access to bathrooms and exit doors.

First Aid

Finally, you will never regret making a first aid kit. For convenience, think about ordering a premade kit online. In general, these should include bandages, aspirin, antiseptic wipes and a cold compress or two.

Follow these tips and your outdoor party should go off without a hitch!