Garden Entertainment Ideas for your Leicester Home
As the warmer months draw near, many people look to make the most of their outside space and host get together’s or small parties. If this sounds like you this summer, you’ll want a list of garden entertainment ideas you can choose from.
The warm evenings of spring and summer are a great time to set up outside. This gives you the chance to enjoy company with family and friends while also keeping your home clean and tidy. So, if you are planning a garden party or would like to turn your home into an outdoor living space, take a look at these ideas that will help enhance your home for the warmer months ahead.
We love hosting outdoor get-togethers, so we are sharing our best outdoor entertainment tips to make your next outdoor party a success.
7 of the Best Outdoor entertainment Ideas
Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or just a simple get together with family and friends, celebrate the warm weather and wonderful times with these ideas.
- Arrange A Relaxed Seating Area
- Create A Mobile Drinks Station
- Let the Weather Guide You
- Consider a Fire Pit
- Consider a Picnic Area
- Pre-Prepare Food
- Create Soft Lighting
1. Arrange A Relaxed Seating Area
For those who enjoy outdoor living, garden furniture does not have to be just as formal as indoors.
Outdoor home entertainment should take place in a relaxed and informal environment, so make sure your seating is not clustered together. Cushions can help with the atmosphere, as well as encourage house guests to relax.
Benches work best when entertaining for a large group of guests. Food is often laid out buffet-style, encouraging people to socialize and eat together.
2. Create A Mobile Drinks Station
Have a drinks station set up outside, so guests don’t need to come into the house, that way they can easily grab a drink throughout the evening. A small, wheeled table is perfect for serving drinks on the go.
Packing a drinks station for guests is easy when you have an assortment of wine, spirits and mixes. Simply add various glasses, cups and straws, plus stirrers and napkins. For best results, pack ice wrapped in plastic bags to set up your cool box.
It’s important to make children feel involved, so set up a drinks cart for them, with easy-to-drink soft drinks and fun straws.
Just be sure to keep the trolley in the shade and keep the bottle opener nearby!
3. Let the Weather Guide You
Unfortunately, even in the height of our UK summer, perfect weather cannot be guaranteed. When travelling, it is always best to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Large umbrellas can work as a sun blocker and protect you from the rain when it’s pouring. Keep some blankets handy and make sure everyone is comfortable – just because there’s a change in the weather, that should never spoil your get-together.
4. Consider a Fire Pit
Investing in a fire pit for your garden is a worthwhile investment. When the sun sets and the evening chills appear, entertain your guests with a roaring fire right outside on your patio.
There are many options if you would like to install a fire pit in your yard. Some homeowners opt for an embedded fixture, whilst others prefer the portability of one that can be dragged out only when guests arrive at the house.
Not only is a fire pit amazing for warming up your garden as the weather turns, but it provides the perfect place to toast marshmallows!
5. Consider a Picnic Area
If you are hosting a gathering that is limited to outside seating, consider setting up an outdoor picnic area.
Use different blankets and pillows to create a beautiful outdoor dining experience for your guests. Avail yourself of the laid-back, lounge vibe that many families want to recreate when they entertain outside.
6. Pre-Prepare Food
When you host a dinner party at your home, guests usually congregate around the kitchen to watch food preparation work its way toward completion. This can be an enjoyable time to socialize with friends while sipping on wine.
That is why hosting a garden party can be challenging, as you’ll not only find yourself segregated from your guests, but also struggling to be the best host that you can.
If you want to spend the most time outdoors entertaining your guests, choose light bites that can be pre-prepared beforehand.
Pizzas, salads, and quiches are excellent options for meals. These foods can be eaten warm or cold, and it is easy to nibble on them throughout the afternoon.
7. Create Soft Lighting
When setting the mood for evening entertaining, it can be hard to create the perfect environment.
A range of outdoor lights will help create the perfect mood in your garden. Wider bulbs will flood an outdoor space with light, leaving a harsh and uneven quality to the lighting, while smaller bulbs are softer on the eyes.
But, if you plan to use candles, stay away from them when there are children or pets nearby. Even though they provide a beautiful light, the risks outweigh the benefits.
Looking for a property with an ideal outdoor entertaining space? You’ve come to the right place. The team at Keywest Estate Agents in Leicester has been helping people in Leicester find their perfect home since before 2000, and we would be happy to help you, too.