Have you agreed to host a large crowd of coworkers, family or friends? You’re either excited at the prospect or a bundle of nerves depending on how your backyard looks. Follow these recommendations from Triple B Excavating to throw the backyard party of a lifetime!
The first step is to secure a date and invitation list. If you have a large list of invitees, it’s become very acceptable to send out eVites to those on your guest list. They are well received by guests and many of the programs offer the ability to keep track of responses on unique dashboards. Once you have a headcount, you can begin making plans to prepare the venue and develop a menu. Whether you’re hosting a retirement dinner, engagement or special birthday, the focus should be on your guests and the honoree. Keep it simple and you’ll reduce your stress levels.
One of the easiest ways to entertain a large crowd in your home is to have open space in the backyard. Lawn games like croquet can be a huge hit. Guests can help themselves and you can actually enjoy the party without stressing in the kitchen.
Also, Take advantage of the awesome deals off awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and ramp up your buffet with dishware and tabletop items from the huge selection available at Lakeside Collection. Select items for your menu off the grill that you’ve successfully prepared in the past. Think hot dogs, hamburgers, etc... Unless you’re an accomplished grillmaster, a large party is not the time to experiment. Take the suggestions from the caterers and select items that can be prepared largely in advance. You don’t want to be in the kitchen chopping vegetables when your guests arrive. Place a stack plates at either end of the grilled burgers and dogs so guests can help themselves from both sides.
If space allows, consider setting up a bar in a separate location from the table. This will allow better flow of your guests and everyone can help themselves. Provide plenty of refreshments to the guests to be sure you're throwing a great party.
Finally, allow plenty of time before the party to rest, dress and be refreshed when your guests arrive. Keep the focus on your guests and everyone will have a grand time in your beautiful backyard!
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