If you are the sort of person who loves to entertain, then firstly kudos. Not everyone has the talent to do this or the patience, so you should know that yours is a rare gift and a well-loved one too at that. Anyone loves a good, warm entertainer, and as anyone will agree, the host is the life of the party. And as any good host knows, the venue or location of the event is everything, even if it is a small get-together between friends for instance. The important thing to remember is that you do not make elaborate plans at all. The following tips are all related to you hosting an event in your backyard, so without further ado, let us jump right in.
The good thing about this theme or the best thing rather, is that there is minimal hassle when it comes to setup and execution. Rustic events are fantastic, mainly because they require so little, and can be easily pulled together with just a few props. If it has not rained, you can even move the party onto the ground, with a floor-level table and some cushions set up. In other words, consider a picnic-style party. A fancy layout will only take minimal effort when you go for rustic themes, and you have plenty of options so it is a win all around.
Set up a Centrepoint
Aside from the dining table that is, or wherever it is you plan to eat. You want to create a focal point, somewhere people will gather throughout. Often this can be done with either the use of a fire pit for instance which is absolutely stunning when done right, or some people like to set up a barbeque area complete with all necessary BBQ equipment which always works wonders. Who does not love a good barbeque after all?
Set up a Simple bar Area
It will be troublesome to have everyone troop into the house every time they need something to drink, plus they are more likely to get your house muddy and dirty this way. Avoid the hassle by setting up a small bar area outside. Well not too small, but you know what we mean. Keep an ice bucket and cooler if need be so you can stock the ice and beers for instance, which will keep the party’s energy going. You can also set up all the bar ingredients right there so you can whip up a quick cocktail if need be.
Set Up Fairy Lights
A lovely way to give your outdoor area instant life is to string the place with fairy lights. Do not simply throw them over the trees or anything, but artfully work your way through them and put them up anywhere you think more light is needed. Fairy lights add a sense of comfort and a warm glow to the area without trying too hard which is why they are so well-loved. You can opt for colours or go with something more neutral depending on your preferences.