Outdoor parties can sure be spectacular, but notoriously difficult to prepare for. Competing against mother nature, insects and sunburn can make an outdoor event seem all too difficult. Fortunately, by following these simple tips and tricks, you can prepare an outdoor party that really blooms this season.

Hire a Marquee

One of the biggest concerns of throwing an outdoor event is that a surprise thunderstorm or boiling hot summers day may impact the comfort of your guests. Marquee hire in Melbourne is the easiest way of protecting your event against mother nature’s wrath. It is incredibly disappointing to be forced to move a party inside, after significant time and expense has been incurred preparing for an outdoor event. By hiring a marquee for your outdoor party, you can ensure that your party can remain outdoors no matter what the weather may bring.
Decorating your marquee with lights and lanterns can also add a touch of sophistication to any event. It can also provide a much-needed focal and central point to any outdoor event. Having a large outdoor area can leave guests scattered throughout the party, making mingling difficult. Having the marquee as the focal point of the evening, brings your guests closer and encourages socialising.

Hostess Duties

One of the biggest buzzkills for any party is uncomfortable guests. Therefore, before hosting an outdoor event, it is important to ensure that your guests are aware of what to expect. If there will be an opportunity to swim, ensure that your guests are aware and can dress accordingly. If you intend to play garden activities and games such as lawn bowls, warn your guests beforehand so that they can bring athletic shoes.  
Setting the scene for your party also requires that you identify and resolve any issues in your outdoor area that may cause discomfort for your guests. For example, if you intend to throw a picnic lunch, ensure that you have plenty of comfortable pillows and rugs for your guests to use. If your guests will be eating outdoors without any cover, ensure that you have plenty of mosquito spray and netting on hand to place over any additional food. Most people will also become uncomfortable after standing for extended periods of time. Providing even a small lounge area for your guests can ensure that your party continues well into the early hours of the morning.

Set the Scene

An outdoor party is the perfect opportunity to show off your design and decorating skills. Your decorations should complement the season and time during which the event is held. For example, if your party is held in the evening, fairy lights and lanterns can quickly turn an average garden into a masterpiece. If you are holding your event in the spring, floral arrangements and brightly coloured decorations will transform any outdoor area into paradise. Spending a little extra time and money on decorations sets the tone of your event, and can make your guests more enthusiastic to join the festivities of your party.

Mood Music

Music can really set the tone of an entire event. However, it can be notoriously difficult to ensure that guests can hear your music during an outdoor party. For events with a larger budget, hiring a live band is a surefire way to get your guests up and dancing. If you will be relying on a playlist, ensure that you set up your sound system appropriately. This may mean purchasing an extension cord so that your speakers can be plugged in and brought outside to your guests.
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When organised correctly, an outdoor event can be spectacular. By pre preparing for mother nature and your guests comfort, you can ensure that your outdoor party truly blooms.
Outdoor parties can sure be spectacular, but notoriously difficult to prepare for. Competing against mother nature, insects and sunburn can make an outdoor event seem all too difficult. Fortunately, by following these simple tips and tricks, you can prepare an outdoor party that really blooms this season.