If you’re lucky enough to have a backyard or garden, you can do whatever you want with it. Some people simply keep a neat and tidy lawn, while others favour flowers or even vegetables. However, if you’re a more social person, you might want to use your yard as a party space. It’s the ideal space to use for gatherings of friends and family, especially if you live somewhere that has pleasant weather all year. If you want more of a party atmosphere in your garden, have a look at some of these ideas to create it.
Focus on Food and Drink
Spending time with the people you love usually involves lots of eating and drinking. So when you design your garden, you should give that some thought. You want a space that’s suited to having a meal together, perhaps a BBQ, and enjoying some drinks too. On top of making sure there are places for people to sit, you might want to consider how you can make food or drink outside. From a grill to a full outdoor kitchen or perhaps a bar, you can create a setup that means you don’t need to keep going back inside.
Places to Sit and Stand
Parties are for socialising, so it’s important to make sure everyone can find comfortable places to sit and stand. Creating places for people to sit should be easy. You might have a dining area for when you’re serving food. You can also have a more casual lounging area, which might include sofas and armchairs. You should also consider places for people to stand for when you have lots of people to visit. Maybe you have some outdoor bar tables where people can put their drinks, for example. Do you have paths and paving to provide solid ground? If not, you may want to think about adding some outdoor decking.
Get a Pool or Hot Tub (or Both)
When the weather is great, sometimes you want to cool off in the pool. It’s also a great thing to centre a party around. If there’s space, you could consider adding one to make your backyard more fun. However, it’s important to remember that you need to look after it, and it’s not always practical with the unpredictable British weather and planning laws (but that’s a whole new post!). Another option is to have a hot tub. One of the excellent things about hot tubs is that you can use them in cooler weather too. They can be a great way to warm up, even if it’s really cold outside.
Set Up for All Weathers and Times of Day
Parties in your backyard don’t just have to be for the summer. You can prepare for cooler weather too. Perhaps you can have a heater or somewhere to light a fire for colder days. Some shelter could allow you to be outside even when it’s raining. You can also think about how to spend time outside when it’s dark. The right kind of lighting can create an environment for evening fun, as well as daytime parties.
The ultimate party garden could be yours with some fun additions. Get creative to design a garden you love.