Helpful Tips on Hosting a Backyard Party - Part 3

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Mar 20 2023

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Hosting a backyard party is an excellent way to celebrate a special occasion! Whether it is a milestone birthday, a graduation, an anniversary, or any other special event, a backyard party is the perfect way to mark the occasion. 

When planning a backyard party, there are several things to consider to ensure that your guests have an enjoyable time. Here are some suggestions to plan the perfect backyard party with bespoke entertainment:

1. Go for a Distinct Décor

Although it's okay to go for classic decor for your backyard party, you need to elevate the game and go for something distinct and unique. This can be anything from a custom string of lights to a themed backdrop. Think of something that will make the party stand out and be remembered.

For example, if the backyard party's theme is haute couture, get creative with the decorations. Start by setting up a few lounge areas with stylish furniture and plenty of pillows. You can also hang some festive streamers and balloons in your favourite colours. For a truly luxurious look, create a photo booth area with a backdrop of shimmery fabric and a few props for your guests to use.

2. Get a Little Playful

Remember, every backyard party must be something you reminisce about in the future. As such, you must be creative with your bespoke entertainment. There are a plethora of ways to make your party fun and exciting. You can set up an outdoor movie theatre, host a karaoke night, or even rent a popcorn machine for your guests to enjoy.

If you feel extra adventurous, you can organise backyard games like cornhole, bocce ball, or life-sized Jenga. This will surely make your backyard party one to remember.

3. Keep Bugs Away

Because the party is held outdoors, there might be tons of bugs that will try to crash your party. To keep them away, keep your food and drinks covered, light citronella candles, and hang some bug zappers around the area.

Aside from that, leave all standing water out of the area. Bugs are attracted to water and can lay their eggs in it. You can also spray insect repellent to ensure the bugs stay away.

4. Think of the Small Amenities You Might Need

You might need small amenities at your backyard party to make your guests more comfortable and happy. Here are some ideas:

  • Portable toilets: If you expect many guests, investing in a few portable toilets is best. This will ensure your guests can use the restroom without walking far.
  • Trash cans: Place enough garbage cans around the party area so guests can easily dispose of their trash.
  • Seating: Make sure to provide enough seating for your guests, either through chairs and benches or blankets and pillows, if you're having a more laid-back party.
  • Lighting: If you plan to party late into the night, provide enough lighting through string lights or lanterns.

Final Thoughts

Hosting a backyard party can be fun and exciting for entertaining friends and family with the right planning and preparation of bespoke entertainment. By following these guidelines, your backyard party will be an event everyone will remember and enjoy for years. So, get planning and have fun!

1 Entertainment is a company you can rely on for bespoke entertainment needs. We ensure that your guests will have a great time and that your backyard party will be memorable. Book us today!