Now that spring has finally sprung, it means that the enticing prospect of summer is on the horizon. If you have a house with a garden, now is the time that you will want to be getting it ready for the long days and evenings spent outdoors. When it comes to inviting guests over, there are a few things that you can do to turn your garden into a social paradise.
Create An Entertainment Area
You will want to choose one part of the garden that your guests will congregate around. This could end up being on an area of decking or patio to give you a good platform for an outdoor entertainment area. Next, you will want to make sure your furniture is arranged in a social way. As well as a large table surrounded by chairs that could act as the dining area, you may also want to consider having some more comfortable seating to enjoy sunbathing or just kicking back with a cool drink.
One of the great joys of having a garden is being able to cook outdoors. And of course the classic way to do this is with a barbecue. The main two types are charcoal and gas. Though a charcoal one is more traditional and gives you the joy of actually lighting it in the first place, the gas models tend to be much more efficient. If you live in an area where rain is more likely, you may well want to get one that comes complete with a cover so even the elements can’t stop you! If you really want to push the boat out, you may well want to consider investing in creating an outdoor kitchen. This will certainly impress the guests when they come over!
Fun Outdoor Activities
Having some outdoor activities to take part in is a great way to keep the party atmosphere going. A trampoline in the back garden is great if you are having families with kids over – and let’s face it, it is going to be fun for the adults as well! Another option is an all-weather ping pong table which can keep people entertained for hours and is something that everyone is able to enjoy.
When the Sun Goes Down
When the sun disappears but you still want the party to carry on for longer, you will need a couple of things. First of all, outdoor lighting is important so think about what variety you would like to invest in. You may well choose lanterns which are mounted on the walls if your entertaining area is located close to the house. Alternatively, you may choose some which is planted in the ground. You will also need some outdoor heating devices. Big advancements have been made in the last few years so a couple of these should keep you warm long into the night.
When it comes to turning your garden into an outdoor entertainment area, these few tips should help you get started. Now all you have to do is wait for summer!