5 ways to make the most of your outdoor space this summer!
Summertime is the most social season of the year. Drinks and laughs with friends are what it’s all about, but if your backyard isn’t up to the task, you might be spending those hot summer nights alone in your basement, instead of clinking glasses with your friends!
Follow these 5 simple tips to make sure every minute you and your friends spend in your backyard are awesome!
1. Make sure your guests have a place to sit.
Entertaining your friends can be a lot of fun, as long as everyone is comfortable. An ice cold beer just doesn’t taste the same leaning up against a fence. Find yourself a nice patio set with enough seating for you and your buds to take a load off and crack a brew in peace! To take it to the next level – centre your seating around a Napoleon Patioflame Table. Perfect for late nights in the backyard, without having to keep poking the fire!!
2. Outdoor Speakers
Nothing kills a party vibe like some good old fashioned awkward silence. Set up your backyard with a nice set of outdoors speakers to add a little rock ‘n roll to your gathering. It will fill the lulls in conversation and maybe even start up a dance party! However, if black speakers and cords aren’t part of your outdoor decorating motif, don’t worry. There are a lot of options for you. From all weather speakers that tuck away in a corner, or under a bench on your deck and can be left outside all season, to speakers that look like rocks and disappear in your garden. Some even have bluetooth connectivity to satisfy that one guest that always has “this amazing song you just HAVE to hear…”
3. A little gardening and landscaping
You don’t have to have a major green thumb to to keep your backyard greenery looking sharp – and it will make a world of difference when entertaining. Even if you don’t want to plant a few flowers or shrubs, spending an afternoon pulling out some weeds, and clearing out any dead foliage and cutting the grass will make a world of difference and create a welcoming, party ready environment. You can handle that… or can you?
4. Create an outdoor kitchen
Cooking over a fire for your friends and family is a great way to spend your time in the summer. Entertaining while cooking can be tricky – especially if you’re constantly running in and out of the house, while your guests awkwardly wait for you outside. An outdoor kitchen can solve all that. Not only will it turn your patio into a stunning work of art, it will keep you in the action with your guests while keeping an eye on the food.
5. Backyard Games
Let’s be honest, you can really only talk about the weather for so long before someone falls asleep standing up. Keep things exciting during your summertime soiree with some fun backyard games. Ladder Golf, Corn Hole, and other games that sound less dirty, like Bocce Ball. They don’t require too much equipment, set up or space, and a little competition amongst friends can be fun (until it turns ugly). The best part is, they’re not too difficult either, so even if someone has never played them, it won’t take long for them to become a ladder golf champion and disgrace you at your own party!
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