Making Your Riverside Home Into the Summer Party Headquarters

Graham & Kelly Levine July 18, 2013

your Riverside home and outdoor entertainingIf you are planning a summer get together at your Riverside home this year, there are a few key tips to keep in mind. Summer parties are the perfect low key way to gather family and friends, especially if you host your party outdoors! Guests can mingle easily, enjoying the warmer temperatures and casual feel being outside creates, plus you can look forward to less clean up and preparation. If you do a little preparation ahead of time, you may even find yourself having a great time alongside your guests!

Essentials of Hosting an Outdoor Party at Your Riverside Home

Plan for sun – Riverside is known for its hot dry summers, so if you are planning for afternoon fun, make sure you have some shade. Supply seating under trees or tents, or use misters to allow your guests to cool off easily. You may even consider moving your party into the late afternoon or evening to take advantage of the beautiful, soft summer evenings Riverside has to offer.
Choose music & a theme – Review outdoor oriented party themes, something adventurous or focused around an event or cause or holiday. You’ll be surprised by how much more excited your friends are by attending your themed event!
Determine food & drinks & numbers – Plan ahead with vendors or hired help to ensure the best time. Knowing that someone else is responsible to monitor food safety or drinks will bring you peace of mind. Provide many coolers or ice filled buckets of beverages to keep your guests cool and make sure you have enough.

Do you often host parties in your Riverside home? Do you have some great advice to share on managing people while still having fun at your own party? If so, please share your comments below. And if you end up throwing a party this summer, have a blast!

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