What Questions Should Be Added to a Backyard Party Checklist?
1. Are the Guest Comfortable?
The guests are the most important people in the party. Shades should be provided for guests since it is in your backyard. This is especially important when the party is done in a hot afternoon in the summer. Your guests cannot be left under the sun or rain while the party is going on. If possible, rent a canopy to provide a large-scale solution. Make provision for plenty of water for consumption, not just juices or alcohol. Also, fans can be handed to guests when the heat is intense.
2. Do I Need Electricity?
If you have hired a DJ, you will obviously need electricity. It will be required to power the stereo to provide music, extension cords, and other appliances. Get an electrician to set up of a station in the backyard. This is where the DJ will mount the equipment during the party. Everything should be in place before the party day. If you want to take pictures, then prepare the cameras and charge the batteries to full power. Keep extra memory cards in your camera case.
If you don’t need electricity, then you do not need to worry about setting up a power station.
3. Is the Food Menu Ideal?
Plan the food and drinks you will be serving your guests. It is always better to have extra food and drinks than to leave your guests hungry and thirsty. If there will be alcohol, then you need to make sure there are enough nonalcoholic drinks for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can choose to keep it simple by serving finger foods, pizza, and other foods which are easy to cook. If the party is made up of mostly adults, you can plan a cocktail depending on your budget.
Make sure there are enough table cloths, plates, cups, napkins, silverware, warming trays, serving dishes and coolers. The cake should be ordered on time to avoid disappointments or last minute rush.
4. What Will be the Outdoor Activity?
Entertainment should be provided for guests. A bounce house or castle will keep the children occupied for hours while their parents engage in other adult activities. List out any entertainment you think will do.
5. Is the Backyard Safe?
Make sure you do a safety run through the yard and the house as a whole. The stairs, upper-floor windows, pools, etc., must be safeguarded. Check for sharp-edged corners on things like furniture. If the backyard has a lawn, then it has to be mowed before the party. Keep all the harmful chemicals and materials from the reach of children.
When everything in your checklist is in place, you’ll be able to host the perfect birthday party in your backyard.