This post is sponsored by TIKI Brand. All opinions are my own.
Throwing a party is one of those things in life that no one teaches you how to do… there’s no elective “Entertaining 101” class you can sign up for. It is kind of a matter of trial and error, also seeing what others are doing, and what you end up enjoying when you go out to a party.
I really think there are a few easy things that could make any gettogether fun and festive when talking décor.
So first, flowers and greenery. It is such a simple and small touch, but it literally and figuratively livens up the place! Grab two or three inexpensive bunches of flowers and just make really informal tiny arrangements and place them where ever. Super simple, but so effective and eye catching! If you’re not a “flower person,” then how about an assortment of fresh herbs? They are not only delightfully fragrant but could actually serve as part of the meal! Hehe!
Second, seating… I know, I know, what are you talking about Tyler? Well, parties are generally places where people come to stay awhile. Standing only parties will quickly dissolve because, face it, we’re all lazy and tired! Hehe! Now I don’t mean for you to pull every last chair out of your house to give every guest a place for their tush, but options are key! If you have a large outdoor area, try just laying out a few rugs and throw pillows alongside what’s already there. Yes, they can be “indoor” items, because you’re not leaving them outside forever, but I think the notion of an informal, make yourself comfortable, almost picnic-type setting could be more engaging than you might think. When you give people the literal option to “kick of their shoes” and really get comfortable, they will stay. You’ve created an environment like they are in your home and part of the family. Face it, sitting on the ground is kind of fun, like a super chic grown up picnic!
Lastly, lighting! Lighting is key to any great interior setting, and the same holds true for outdoor settings! Mixing and matching lighting, like the TIKI Brand table torches with citronella candles gives you that perfect glow. You never want a party, especially as the sun starts to set, to seem like it’s under the eye of a search light, which is what a lot of backyard lights feel like. Added bonus – when you fill the torches with Bitefighter torch fuel, you’ll guarantee an evening free of buzzing and biting!
The flickering flames positioned in various spots around the party space gives it the ambiance that will surely have your guests laughing and enjoying themselves into the wee hours! And I guarantee, they will be taking some mental notes from YOU on their next party!