When the summer months arrive, we all love to head outdoors and make the most of the wonderful weather – and here at Silver Bay, we’re no different.
We love being outdoors, and when the weather is a little warmer it can be the perfect excuse to enjoy an extra special summer party.
But if you’re struggling to know where to start with your party, don’t fear! We’ve got some fantastic tips below that you’re sure to love.
1. Pick The Right Day and Time
We all know the weather in the UK can be unpredictable, so it’s always best to try and be somewhat flexible with your party date.
If you do that, then you’ll be able to get a better idea of what the weather will be like on your party day and increase your chances of sunshine!
However, if you want to invite lots of people then you may not have that privilege. But one key thing to remember is that a party in August may be more likely to turn out better than one in June – so do your weather research!
2. Prepare For Anything
Sometimes whether you plan your party months in advance or weeks, the weather can still turn on you and the heavens can open regardless. So you need to be prepared!
Consider getting a gazebo set up so that you can still enjoy being outdoors even if the rain is pouring. Also consider buying some blankets for people to throw over themselves if they get little chilly.
It’s these extra little touches that will make your party one to remember.
3. Encourage Others To Help
People may shy away from parties thinking about things such as what it might actually cost, but if you encourage people to also bring something with them the cost doesn’t have to become monumental.
For example, asking people to bring certain dishes and puds can save you a heck of a lot of time and money! And let’s not forget the drinks either – make sure you ask people to bring their own beer.
Your kitchen and fridge will be full in no time.
4. Plan something for the kids
Everyone loves a party, but they like to get up to different things. Adults like to relax and chat, whereas your kids may have other ideas.
If you plan a few activities to keep them entertained then you don’t need to worry about them growing bored and, in turn, interrupting your chill out time.
To keep them occupied why not drag out some board games or encourage a game of musical statues or pass the parcel?
These things will take minutes to prepare, but the kids will love it.
5. Consider a BBQ
If the weather’s good, then you might want to consider having a scrumptious BBQ.
It’s a great way to cook large amounts of food fresh and you can ask your guests to bring an array of meats and veggie treats too.
Just make sure you check everything is cooked thoroughly before serving – the last thing you want is for someone to get food poisoning!
6. Make Tidying As Easy As Possible
One of the not so great things about a party is all the tidying up after, but there are a few things you can do to help make it easier for you.
By giving everyone paper plates for food, you don’t need to worry about washing everything up later.
As well as this, it’s a good idea to have a recycle box for cans and bottles that everyone can get access to easily. If it’s in a place they pass by often, they’re likely to just toss their empties in, saving you collecting them all later on your own!
It might also be a good idea to do some tidying before bed so you don’t have to wake up to a messy house the next day. Trust us, you’ll be thankful in the morning.
7. Pick The Right Music
When you have a party it’s tempting to put all your favourite songs on and that’s that. But all the best parties have an array of music and styles for all tastes – something which you should consider too.
If you set up an iPod docking station then you can allow other people to connect their music up.
You could also set up something like Spotify and comb through their playlists until you find the perfect party collection that has something for everyone.
8. Consider Your Neighbours
Everyone loves a party, but it’s not so great for those who aren’t there who are trying to get some sleep.
Always remember to be mindful of those around you whilst you’re having fun.
Turning your music down before it gets too late and lowering your voices can be a great way to keep having fun whilst also caring for your neighbours, too.
Silver Bay Holiday Park
Imagine hosting a summer party at your very own luxury lodge! That’s what our residents can do here at Silver Bay right now.
You can request a call back if you have any questions, or call our helpful staff yourself on 01407 860 111 to find out more about our amazing Welsh holiday park.