HOG thoughts on the 6 things your backyard needs before your next big house party

Summer is in full swing, and that means one thing: house parties! If you're like most people, you'll be throwing at least one party this season. And if you're throwing a party, you'll want to ensure your backyard is ready for the big event. This blog post will discuss six things your backyard needs before your next big house party.

1. A Tarp

A tarp is one of the most important things you'll need for your backyard party. Why? Because a tarp will protect your grass from stains and damage. If you're going to have food and drinks at your party, some will inevitably spill.

A tarp will catch any spills and prevent them from ruining your lawn. Additionally, a shade tarp will protect your guests from the sun's harmful rays. This tarp is black mesh, allowing air to flow through and providing UV protection.

2. Trash Cans

No one wants to see garbage strewn about your yard, so ensure you have enough trash cans for all the waste your party will create. If possible, place the trash cans strategically, so people don't have to walk too far to dispose of their garbage.

Additionally, ensure the trash cans are big enough to hold all the garbage your party will generate. You may even want to rent some additional trash cans just to be safe.

3. Bugs

No one wants to be bothered by bugs while trying to enjoy a party, so make sure you take care of the bug problem before your guests arrive. There are many ways to do this, but one of the most effective is to use citronella candles.

Citronella candles contain oil from the Citronella plant, which is known for its ability to repel bugs. Place the candles around your yard before the party starts, and enjoy a bug-free event!

Another option is to use bug zappers. These devices attract and kill bugs, so they're a great way to keep the pests at bay. Depending on your preference, they can be hung from trees or placed on the ground.

4. Lighting

It's important to have adequate lighting at your party so your guests can see what they're doing and where they're going. No one wants to trip and fall in the dark! There are many ways to achieve good lighting, but hanging string lights is one of the most popular.

String lights are relatively inexpensive and easy to set up, plus they create a beautiful ambiance. Another option is to use tiki torches. Tiki torches not only provide light, but they also keep bugs away!

Also, consider using solar-powered lights, which are environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Just make sure you hang them high enough so people won't be able to reach them and accidentally pull them down.

5. Music

A party isn't a party without music! Whether you're playing your favorite tunes on a stereo system or streaming music from your smartphone, set up a sound system in your backyard. A good stereo system will provide high-quality sound that will fill your entire yard.

If you're streaming music from your phone, ensure you have a Bluetooth speaker so everyone can enjoy the tunes. Additionally, ensure the music played is appropriate for all ages attending the party. This is important if you have young children or teenagers in attendance.

6. Games

Games are a great way to keep your guests entertained at a party. If you have the space, set up some lawn games like cornhole or frisbee. These games are perfect for summer parties and will get people moving and interacting with each other.

If you don't have the space for lawn games, consider setting up a game station where people can play board games or video games. This is especially popular with kids and teens. Additionally, consider hiring a company that specializes in party games.

They will have various games that are perfect for all ages and can even help you run them if you're unsure how to do it yourself.

Closing Thought

Now that you know what you need for your backyard party, it's time to start planning! With a little effort, you can throw a shindig that your friends and neighbours will discuss for years. Just don't forget the tarp!

Happy party planning!


Author: Samantha Higgins

Samantha Higgins is a professional writer with a passion for research, observation, and innovation. She is nurturing a growing family of twin boys in Portland, Oregon with her husband. She loves kayaking and reading creative non-fiction.

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