Even though summer is officially over according to the calendar, that doesn’t mean the warm weather has left yet. You still have time to host your “goodbye summer” party.
We’ve found some tips for making an amazing outdoor party deck to ensure you throw a memorable and fun get-together for your family and friends.
Add More Tables & Seats
When one hosts a party on their backyard deck, they must have proper seating to ensure their guests have somewhere to sit. However, try to include comfortable seating that a guest can relax in for hours at a time to provide ultimate comfort for them.
Be sure to add a table that is large enough for everyone to comfortably eat while also maintaining their personal space.
Adjust Your Lighting
Try to place soft twinkle lighting around your deck to ensure that your guests can see each other clearly while still feeling relaxed. In specific party settings, the lighting sets the mood for the guests. You can find many deck lighting options at your local hardware store or online.
Establish the Food/Drink Area
No deck party is complete without food and drinks. Try establishing a food and drink area on your deck, so your guests can have easy access to any refreshments.
It may be best to provide a buffet-style snack spread so that your guests can choose what they want.
Create Your Playlist
If you decide to play music during your party, try creating your playlist beforehand to avoid silence while you choose the next song. Be sure to use a quality Bluetooth speaker to play your music, so your favorite tunes sound crisp and clear.
Make Your Décor Fit the Theme
Your deck décor should represent your personality and may even help to display your party theme. As you plan for your party, try to brainstorm some potential party themes and find the right décor that matches that specific theme.
Keep in mind that a well-decorated deck is pleasing to the eye, and your guests will appreciate your effort.
Whenever you host a party, you must ensure that your guests are safe. If you have stairs on your deck, it’s crucial to include a railing to provide your guests with something to hold on to as they walk.
A great tip is to combine safety and style with a cedar deck handrail that can blend into the color of your deck, making for a seamless (and safe) addition to your deck.
Following these tips for making an amazing outdoor party deck will enable you to spend time with your loved ones while enjoying the beautiful weather that fall offers.