Have The Best Outdoor Summer Parties

If you’re into backyard entertaining and the kind of parties your friends can’t stop talking about, here are some winning ideas to get you started. The best outdoor parties begin with a suitable food and drink prep area, which can mean a well-planned outdoor kitchen. Doodlebuggers Fireplace, Grill & Outdoor Store of Pensacola, FL, and Destin, FL, would like to share four summer party tips that you might enjoy.

Outdoor Kitchen Installation Port Washington, FLOutdoor summer party tip #1: Know who’s coming

Make a guest list before making any other party plans. This will help to determine the amount of food and beverages that will be necessary. Once the list is complete, then do your party shopping and subsequent planning.

Outdoor summer party tip #2: Plan accommodations for your guests

The size of your guest list will determine how and where everyone will be accommodated. Will your party include sections inside your home, or will it all be in the backyard? Make sure you have sufficient seating for everyone. Also, decide where guests will park. Designate safe areas where guests can leave personal belongings during the party. If you have a pool, make sure there are appropriate changing areas with enough towels. (And remember to have the pool professionally cleaned beforehand.)

Outdoor summer party tip #3: Notify the neighbors

If you think your outdoor summer party might get a little . . . boisterous, let your neighbors know in advance. This is especially important if you hire a band to play or have a very large guest list. Give your neighbors a time frame for your party, and stick to it. You don’t want police showing up at 2:00 in the morning because things “ran a little over.”

Outdoor summer party tip #4: Delegate responsibilities

Decide in advance who in your household (or among outside helpers) will be responsible for various duties during your party. Examples include:

  • Who will invite the guests?
  • Who will cook the food?
  • Who will run the bar (if you’ll be including one)?
  • Who will manage the decorations?
  • Who will handle music or other entertainment?
  • Who will clean up the area afterward?
  • Who will wash and put away all the plates, dishes and glasses?

Customize this list based on your own specific needs to avoid having to figure things out at the last minute.

Build Outdoor Kitchen Sea Grove, FLThe outdoor kitchen is central to the best outdoor parties

If you have a well-appointed outdoor kitchen, your parties will be far more memorable and much easier to manage. Modern backyard kitchens can include a wide range of options, such as:

  • Stoves, ovens, grills and microwaves
  • Refrigerators and other cold-storage appliances
  • Dry storage and efficient cabinetry
  • Convenient flat spaces for prep
  • Single and double sinks

and much more.

Have you been thinking of a kitchen for your outdoor parties?

Doodlebuggers can help you plan and achieve the perfect outdoor kitchen for your exciting backyard summer parties and your family’s general enjoyment all
year long. Reach an outdoor kitchen specialist today at
(850) 779-2567 in Pensacola, FL, or at
(850) 779-4998 in the Destin, FL, area.

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