It’s nearly Spring! The clocks go back very soon, heralding the arrival of one of the most pleasant seasons, and the start of some lovely weather! So, it’s time to start getting your barbecues out and dusting them off; digging out the picnic basket and getting your plastic crockery ready to go – it’s time for some outdoor parties! If you’ve got a special occasion coming up that you’re considering celebrating out and about in the park, at the beach or even just in your own back garden, then you’re in the right place for some helpful hints and tips!
Spring Outdoor Parties: What will you need?
Getting outside with family and friends is a fantastic thing to do even when you don’t have a thing to celebrate, but add a party into the mix and you really can’t beat it! But what will you need to ensure that your party runs smoothly and you’ve got absolutely everything to throw a fantastic party? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today!
Tableware that’s safe around little ones and hard ground.
Glass crockery, young children and the outside world don’t really mix too well. Stick with something sturdy (such as our prettily patterned melamine range – find it here) to lay your food out on and some card pieces for eating/drinking from (find our themed tableware sets here) – not only is it safer, but the card saves on washing up, too!
Decorations that fit the outside environment!
We mention them a fair but, but our range of paper decorations (find them here) are perfect for when you’re out and about! They’re light enough that you could attach them to a tree, or a post, with sticky tape and not have to worry about damaging anything when you’re taking them back down again. They’re brightly coloured, perfect for mixing and matching and look fantastic no matter the occasion you’re celebrating – we’d recommend taking a look!
Party games that take advantage of the space!
Thinking of party games for while you’re outside can be a little bit awkward; having to take loads of things with you isn’t ideal either – but with a ball and our Melissa & Doug Activity Cones (find them here), you can create loads of games that you and the little ones are sure to absolutely love! You can play ball games; racing games; even musical games if you have a battery powered speaker. Just use your imagination!
Fun food for all your guests
You’re not going to want to prepare lots of fantastic food only to be unable to transport it to wherever you’re having your party! Have a look at this fantastic list of recipes which has plenty of ideas for your outdoor party menu.
We hope we’ve been able to help out and give you some great inspiration for your celebrations while the weather’s a little bit warmer – take advantage of it while it lasts! To see everything party related that we stock on our website, then check it out here!