Your outdoor space can be a haven for family and friends coming over. But how do you prepare it so you can receive guests and friends comfortably? Take a look at the six ways you can make your outdoors spruced up for open-air entertaining and dining:
#1 Ensure you have adequate seating
There’s nothing worse than guests not knowing where to sit once they arrive at your party. While guests do tend to stand up and chat among themselves during a gathering, they may have to sit down every now and then, especially when eating. Make sure you have a headcount of your guests ahead of time so you can procure the right number of chairs for the occasion.
#2 Allow easy access to and from the table
It helps to make sure there’s enough space among guests seated at the table so they can easily reach for anything they need, or ask someone else to pass them what they desire on the table. Modular outdoor seating is a versatile way to set up tables and chairs outdoors so that your guests can easily move them or make space as needed.
#3 Provide a separate space for those who just want to catch up and chat
Cocktail tables can work wonderfully well for guests who prefer to talk and stand rather than sit down at a conventional dining table or sofa. By providing a separate area for guests who simply want to chat and go from crowd to crowd, you can free up seating for those who wish to be seated down.
#4 Clean your outdoor furniture
When readying your outdoor furniture for an upcoming gathering, take time to clean it from dirt, grime, bird poo, and even rust. The last thing you’d want your guests to see is a dirty table and chair, or you seeing your guests actually wiping down dirty outdoor furniture themselves. Since parties and social gatherings take place once in a while, it helps to guarantee the tidiness and hygiene of your open-air surroundings — and this includes cleaning your furniture from top to bottom.
#5 Check for ample shade and shelter
Canopies, umbrellas, or partial roof shading can prove helpful on too-sunny days or drizzling days. Of course, it helps to check the weather calendar for any chance of sudden downpour, but weather changes can happen on any day. With ample shade in place, your guests will have someplace to go as they wait for external conditions to become more favorable.
#6 Make a space for drinks to be kept
A dedicated space for drinks helps to keep them secure from sudden spills or accidental leaks. A solid ice bucket can do the trick, but if you can recreate an impromptu bar with just a few tables and chairs, then this will work wonderfully as well.
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