Easy Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Summer Parties
Summer brings barbecues, picnics, and parties! Make the most of the season with these easy ways to get your home ready for summer gatherings.
Have Plenty of Seasonal Seating
Having enough seating is important for your summer bashes. Watch for sales on patio furniture, or pick up outdoor lawn chairs or folding camp chairs that can be brought out for parties and stored away when not in use. Depending on how many outdoor tables you have, you may want to have some small outdoor side tables for guests to place drinks on.
Put Up Seasonal Window Treatments
Make your home feel light, bright, and summer-ready with a fresh new set of curtains or drapes for the main rooms. There are many options to choose from, so it’s easy to find a set that matches the season. Consider summer colors like Sunrise Gold, Desert Pink, Paradise Green, Splashy Turquoise, Sea Blue, and many more. Alternately, you could choose a summery print or pattern like Lacuna Sun, Van Gogh Marigold, or Cabana Navy. Stripes and ombre looks are other stylish options.
Pick Up Fun, Summer-Themed Decor
There are lots of fun items that can be used as decor or for functional purposes for summer parties. A colorful tub can serve as an ice bucket, faux palm trees add a tropical touch, and summer-themed decorations make everything festive and fun. If you tend to hold parties in the evening, some tiki torches will bring it up a notch. Dress up outdoor furniture with fun throw pillows.
Prep Your Outdoor Tables
Get stylish summer tablecloths to give your deck, patio, or other backyard entertainment area a boost. Buy or create cute holders for items like silverware and napkins that are both functional and stylish. Add extra touches like flowers and candles to make the space feel special.
Build or Buy a Fire Pit
Summer evenings are made for bonfires, so stock up on s’mores supplies and build or buy a firepit to get your backyard prepped for the season. If your property allows it, bricks or decorative stones can line a circular area for fires.
Spruce Up Guest Rooms
Whether it’s an elegant summer dinner party or an impromptu get-together with friends, there is always the chance of having an overnight guest. Get new sheets for the bed and put up blackout curtains in advance. Keep a soothing scented candle and fresh towels ready to make the space a relaxing retreat.
Stock Up on Essentials
The type of summer parties you have may differ throughout the season but stocking up on essentials can make it easier to prepare. Keep bottled water and soft drinks on hand, as well as favorite condiments, propane or charcoal for the grill, and citronella candles or insect repellent to keep guests comfortable.
Relax and Recharge
Having the right seasonal decor like window treatments and outdoor tablecloths will help your home feel bright and beautiful for all your summer parties. A few easy things like prepping the guest room and stocking up on supplies will make sure that you get to relax, recharge, and enjoy the party too.