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The Ultimate Guide To Summer Entertaining

Eileen Walsh

Eileen WalshREALTOR® / Attorney at LawTop Producer for Keller Williams Year After YearLegislative Liason to the California Association of RealtorsC...

Eileen WalshREALTOR® / Attorney at LawTop Producer for Keller Williams Year After YearLegislative Liason to the California Association of RealtorsC...

Sep 30 4 minutes read


Whether you're a new or veteran homeowner, it's a rite of passage to host friends and family for summer fun.  However, one misstep can ruin the experience. Don't be caught unprepared! These summer entertainment tips will ensure your guests have a memorable time and talk about your party as a summer highlight! 


✔️Invite Guests Now

Our calendars fill up quickly during the summer months. Don't wait to notify your guest list. Consider creating a Facebook event where you can post updates and centralize communication for all attendees.  This article will teach you how to create a Facebook event.


✔️Activities for the Youngsters

Keeping the kids entertained is important if you want everyone to have the best time possible. If space permits, consider renting a bounce house. If you have a pool, pump up the floats. At a minimum, have games and balls ready to go! Learn about the hottest outdoor games of 2018.


✔️Solidify the Menu

Burgers and dogs are the easy items to remember. Don't forget sides like corn, pasta salad, and chips. An assortment of drinks will ensure that there is something for everyone. Condiments, ice, and paper-ware are easily forgotten, so don't! Not sure what to cook? These are the 60 best grilling recipes.


✔️Is It a Potluck?

Make sure guests confirm the items that they plan to bring at least 2 weeks in advance. A second reminder a week out might be needed for those forgetful friends. 


✔️Scrub the Bathroom

Your guests will probably spend most of the time outdoors, but nature calls! Stock up on bathroom towels and toilet paper.


✔️Outside Necessities

Put out the furniture and make sure the grill has plenty of gas for the whole day. Do you have enough chairs for everyone? Is there a table for prepared food? You didn't forget to mow the lawn, did you? Here are 16 outdoor bar ideas for the professional entertainers.


✔️Parking

This is something that is easily overlooked. If you are expecting a large group, make sure there is ample space for cars or a plan for carpooling. If you live up in the hills, consider hiring a valet company.


✔️Ready, Set, Go

Do you have a killer playlist keyed up yet? Are the beers on ice and steaks marinating? It's showtime, good luck and have fun!




A Few Expert Ideas for Yard Envy

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String Lights

If the party stretches into the night, you'll need proper lighting. String lights can be an inexpensive, yet wonderful touch.



All-In-One Cooler

Be the hero by having a cooler that charges phones and plays tunes while chilling beverages.




Portable Projector

This is a surefire way to captivate the kids in the evening if the adults are still enjoying themselves.



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