Summer Entertaining Essentials Every Host Needs

Summer Entertaining

It’s summertime and if you’re anything like us, you’re ready to head outdoors for some fun in the sun. If you are feeling the hosting vibes this season, here are a few outdoor summer entertaining tips to make sure you and your guests have a splashing good time.

Good Seating Areas

When creating your backyard space, be sure to include a variety of outdoor seating, tables, pillows and blankets throughout your yard. You absolutely need to have enough seating for everyone to enjoy the outdoors. Even though seating is important, don’t forget to consider dining areas like a smaller bistro table for morning coffee, hammocks, or a fire pit.

Keep Yourself and Your Drinks Cool

A key element to any good backyard party? Drinks! There are so many fun ways to keep them cool, organized, and easy to grab and go. Have you ever considered purchasing a patio cooler? From carts to galvanized tubs and even tables that are coolers, it’s the best purchase you can make to keep your drinks cold and complement your outdoor decor.

Easy-to-Prepare Menus

The best backyard parties are sometimes spontaneous. Before you know it, you’ll have the entire neighborhood over for a BBQ! So, whether the party is planned or you suddenly find 15 people swimming in the pool and staying for dinner, it’s important to have a few “go to” summer menus that you can quickly and easily pull together.

Stock Up on the Basics

Every summer host needs to have the seasonal basics. We’re talking about sunscreen, bug spray, goggles, and beach towels to name a few. And especially if you have kids or teenagers, you know their friends always leave these items at home. In fact, just make it easy on you and keep a basket near your backdoor or poolside filled with these outdoor necessities.