As the weather heats up, so do our social lives! The warmer weather and longer days mean that it’s the perfect time to entertain friends and family outside. Creating a desirable space outdoors doesn’t have to be hard work. We’ve got some great ideas to help you create a space worth of entertaining this spring!
Making sure that all of your guests are comfortable is one of the important responsibilities as a host.
Ensure there are plenty of cushions to prop people up and consider the temperature. While the spring days are often lovely, the nights can still have a chill. Create a little warmth as well as the atmosphere with a fire pit, as well as having a few blankets or throws around – but make sure these don’t get too close to the fire!
If you are entertaining during the day and the sun is heating up, it’s a good idea to have sunscreen on hand. You may also consider an outdoor umbrella; these are also handy for summer.
It’s called entertaining for a reason, and it’s important to add a little bit of fun and adventure to the evening! This shouldn’t require too much effort either, add some music in the background – consider a playlist that encourages nostalgia or takes your guests back to a specific time.
You could also play a game. Large-scale Jenga pieces can live outside for a fun game that everyone can get involved with. You could even create your own pieces – there is heaps of online inspo.
Adding a few simple touches to your entertaining space can make all the difference. The right use of candles, fresh flowers or scatter cushions on a bench along with a string of lanterns can create an entirely new outdoor space. These small details will enhance the overall appeal without your guests even realising it!