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Tips On Throwing An Outdoor Dinner Party

Do you frequently throw parties? Are you fed up with the same themes or the same kinds of parties? Do you want to try throwing an outdoor party; just for a change? If you do, then here are a few of our tips and suggestions for you…

  • Keep the weather on mind – early spring and the summer months are ideal an outdoor party. Dinner parties in particular are better to host during these months if you want to select an outdoor theme. It’s also important that you pay attention to how fast it becomes dark and cool outdoors, as it will help you decide the amount of lighting necessary for your party and the time you should start your party as well.
  • Make your food options easy and fuss free – if you are going to serve your food outdoors, then it’s important that you try and keep the food fuss free. If you feel you can’t serve it hot, select food options that will still taste good even if it has cooled down a little. If you are hosting an informal dinner party, then BBQs are a great option too. If you don’t have a BBQ grill of your own, or if you can’t handle cooking in it for a large crowd, try contacting a local corporate lunch catering Sydney.
  • Remember after dinner drinks – drinks after meals are a great way to keep the party still going and conversations still flowing. Alcoholic beverages are a great option. But if it’s a work night, or if your crowd of friend’s are not particularly interested in alcohol, consider opting for a coffee cart hire Sydney. If you are not sure about the quality of a pre-stocked cart, restock it with your personal favorite coffee beans and blends.
  • Make the seating simple and informal – if you don’t want a sit-down and formal outdoor dinner party, then you can have fun with the seating as well. The picnic style is very popular; especially for summer. All you have to do is lay down a colorful blanket and some comfortable cushions or throw pillows and you’re ready to go. If you have older guests coming for the party and you feel they won’t be comfortable seated on the floor or the grass, you can have a few comfortable, mismatched chairs close by so they won’t feel left out.
  • Set the mood through fairy lights and candles – unlike an indoors party, with the outdoors, you generally need to deal with less lighting due to natural light. However, since it’s a dinner party, you’ll need to make sure that once darkness falls, your guests won’t have to stumble around trying to find their way or trying to figure out what they’re eating. Tea candles and pillar candles along with fairy lights will do well for this.