Choosing the perfect location for summer get-togethers doesn’t have to be complicated. It could be a spacious backyard, garden, patio, or outdoor terrace. The next step is setting yourself up with all the necessities for upcoming summer gatherings.
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Creative drink dispensers are essential for serving your guests in style. By setting up easy-to-access dispensers, your guests can help themselves whenever they are thirsty or want to indulge in a tasty drink. An attractive dispenser can also be a key part of your summer entertaining decor.
A Backyard Bar
Offering drinks right away allows you and your guests to enjoy a summer day. By setting up an outdoor bar, you create the perfect way to transition your guests from entering your home to the patio or backyard. Put your friend who loves to play bartender to work by asking them to prepare their favorite cocktails for everyone.
Ice Buckets and Coolers
Since this is a list of summer essentials, you need plenty of ice for the party. No one wants a warm drink or to run to the store mid-party to grab ice. Ensure there is plenty of ice in the freezer and that ice buckets and coolers are readily available.
An excellent option for outdoor summer gatherings is grilled kebabs. Your guests can build veggie or meat kebabs with the glaze or sauce of their choice. Everyone will feel relaxed while hanging around the barbecue and as they nibble on the food as it comes off the grill.
Table Settings and Utensils
Another summer essential is appropriate tableware and utensils. After deciding on a menu, you can choose disposable party tableware. According to Smarty Had a Party, “You want your plates to be nice with firm support for your meal, yet you don’t want generic plastic dinnerware that looks just like what was used at everyone else’s party.” The right tableware and utensils make guests feel comfortable and encourage a carefree and relaxed atmosphere.
Portable seating is a must for outdoor summer gatherings. You could rent portable chairs for a one-time event with many guests. However, if you want to host get-togethers all summer and for many summers to come, buying folding chairs in bulk is cost-efficient and ensures you are always ready for a crowd.
If you have the space, set up a few hammocks. Hammocks can add to your summer party decor and are easy to assemble. Your guests will feel at ease with the swinging motion and will enjoy a true escape from their day-to-day lives.
A Fire Pit
Buy a portable fire pit or build your own. They come in many sizes and shapes and are perfect for summer gatherings. Making s’mores and giving your guests blankets while sitting around a fire creates an ideal setting for relaxation and storytelling.
Enjoy Summer Fun with Friends
You will be ready to host summer gatherings year after year with these essentials. Now, it is time to invite some friends over and relax.