4 Steps to the Best Backyard Party

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Hosting a party or gathering is supposed to be fun — but in reality, it’s often stressful, instead. And the bigger the party, the more stress.

Particularly if you’re planning an outdoor event — like a wedding, graduation party, or backyard birthday party — the weather will be a concern. If you have a large yard but a small home, a thunderstorm could threaten to ruin the whole event. That’s one reason to consider a party tent rental.

Event rental companies can provide you with a tent for temporary shelter, whether it’s from a few sprinkles, a momentary downpour, or even the blazing summer sun. But that’s not all. Other options for making your backyard party a breeze include chair rentals, linen rentals and table rentals. After all, who wants to drag a bunch of kitchen chairs to their backyard, or have to borrow folding tables and set them all up?

Linen rentals add a touch of class to any backyard party, and cloth napkins are less likely to blow away should the wind kick up. In addition, they are kinder to the environment. When you rent linens, you don’t have to worry about adding to the landfills or doing loads and loads of laundry after all your guests have gone home.

What to serve your guests at a backyard party? That depends on the occasion and the crowd, of course. You can never go wrong with all the fixings for sandwiches — good quality rolls or fresh-baked bread, deli meats and cheeses, condiments and an assortment of veggies for topping sandwiches. Add some side salads and you’re good to go! Again, depending on your guests, you’ll probably want to have a couple of cases of beer and/or some wine, and to plan on about two to three drinks per person. However, since 80% of party-goers will drink tea or coffee, have those available as well. Don’t forget sodas and juice for the underage crowd or those who choose not to imbibe.

Music can make or break a party, so be sure to provide a decent sound system and some great dancing music!

A good backyard party doesn’t have to be a difficult endeavor. Just choose food that’s easy to prepare, a decent selection of beverages, some tunes that your guests can boogie down to, and of course party rental equipment so that you, too, can let loose and have some fun!

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