Summer will soon be winding down, so make time to enjoy your yard or patio with friends while you still can!
1. Schedule around the sun
High-heat lunchtime gatherings may melt guests’ enthusiasm for mingling. Avoid hosting events at the hottest time of day and instead go for evening get-togethers or late-morning brunches to take advantage of the cooler temps.
Bonus tip: Make the most of your space and encourage your guests to stay longer by placing activities or refreshments both indoors and outdoors. It gives your guests the option to take a break from the heat, and frees up space outside for easier mingling amongst guests.
2. Don’t grill your guests
Don’t set up seating close to the grill. No need for anyone but the chef to feel the extra heat.
We love the flow of this patio on 1910 SW Exeter Lane. It offers ample space for seating separate from the cooking area, as well as a ceiling fan to help keep the chef (and your guests) nice and cool.
3. Host a neighborhood movie night
Borrow or rent a projector if you don’t have one and show a favorite summer flick outside on a hanging white sheet. This is the perfect home for movie night, with the wall to the left of the patio perfect for projecting movies.
With this home’s front exposure facing the northwest, your guests will have the opportunity to watch the sunset behind the front of your home while they settle in for the movie in the backyard.
4. Throw a colorful luau
Light tiki torches, set up a limbo stick, tell guests to throw on their Hawaiian shirts and blend some coconut cocktails. For inexpensive, themed decor and accents, visit Michaels Arts & Crafts Store in The Landing at Tradition, only 2.5 miles away from this home.
5. Stay hydrated
Bonus tip: Add fresh fruit, fruit zest or mint leaves to your ice cube trays before freezing to add a splash of flavor and style. Or, skip ice and use frozen fruit like grapes and melon. Frozen beer mugs and shot glasses will also keep drinks chilled.
6. Have the coolest coolers
Bonus tip: Keep the bubbly and other refreshing libations ice cold for the duration of the whole party by using a bar cart. Just stock with a few items on ice and replenish as needed.
7. Play outside
Enjoy your lawn with a few rounds of croquet, bocce, Frisbee, cornhole or badminton. Plant a couple stakes in the ground and snap together glow sticks for glow-in-the dark ring toss. Leftover chunks of plywood can make a jumbo Jenga set. Find your outdoor games at Target, T.J. Maxx, and Bed Bath & Beyond at The Landing at Tradition, and get out and enjoy your outdoor living space this summer. If you don’t have one, maybe it’s time to talk to a RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty agent.
The home featured in this post is on the market with Al Cucuk of the St. Lucie Florida Real Estate team at RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty. Contact Al today at (772) 359-1926 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a showing and make this amazing backyard yours today!