How to Host the Ultimate Outdoor Party

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Stylish decor for a great outdoor party

on July 12, 2017 by TruGreen

It’s the perfect time of year to live life outdoors. What better way to celebrate gorgeous weather and great friends than by hosting a backyard bash? 

With just a few simple steps, you’ll be on your way to throwing an unforgettable outdoor party.

Tidy up the yard

A messy, unruly lawn can set the wrong mood, so make sure you give yourself enough time to rejuvenate the yard. 

Pick up any toys, pool accessories, and other items that are lying on your lawn. Not only will this improve the overall look for the party, but it’ll protect your lawn from unsightly damage. Make sure to mow your lawn if it’s overgrown, too.

Spray down dirty walkways, dust off the patio furniture, and voila! You’re almost ready for the main event. 

Keep it fresh by mowing lawn stripes

Paying close attention to detail will make your party as memorable as possible. Place the finishing touch on your beautiful lawn by mowing lawn stripes! This professional look is sure to inspire awe in your guests and your neighbors.

Feeling intimidated by the process? Don’t be! We’re ready to help with a quick how-to video so you can achieve the clean-cut appeal of a striped lawn.

String up some lights

Once the yard looks nice and neat, it’s time to shed some light on your party setup. Ensure the right ambience by adding in beautiful, soft patio lighting for when the sun goes down.

If you’re not sure where or how to hang lights in your yard, our video guide to DIY Patio Lights offers step-by-step instructions. Your outdoor festivities will be dazzling in no time!

Help your guests dine in style

Whether you’re going for an elegant evening under the stars or a rustic backyard BBQ, we recommend styling your outdoor space to impress your guests. 

If you’re hosting an outdoor dinner party, add some extra flourish to the table decor. For inspiration, check out our DIY tablescape featuring simple and stylish burlap accessories. 

Get creative with your tableware 

After you’ve settled on the style for the evening, brainstorm some out-of-the-box solutions for serving the evening’s fare.

Your project doesn’t need to be expensive. You can even repurpose a planter box for a range of fun new uses, including a cooler for ice-cold drinks and a handy utensil caddy for silverware and napkins. Curious to know how? Check out our DIY planter box tutorial. 

Create a pathway and protect your turf

As the visitors start to pour in for the big affair, do your best to guide them around the lawn to avoid damage from excessive foot traffic. When people and pets repeatedly walk on grass, they can compact the soil and disrupt the supply of water and air to the roots. 

If you don’t have a permanent pathway in your yard, consider putting together an impromptu path for the event. In a pinch, you can create a collection of glowing paper lanterns by adding flameless LED tea lights to white paper bags. 

Once your pathway is all set up, give your guests a polite reminder to respect the lawn. After all, your lush grass is the true star of this outdoor soiree. 

Welcome the guests, not the pests

Who invited the mosquitoes? No one likes an unexpected guest, especially when they bite and can transmit harmful diseases. Protect your celebration from those blood-sucking pests by prepping in advance with TruGreen Mosquito Defense

Monthly applications of this mosquito control formula will eradicate mosquitoes in your yard within 24 hours of the first application, which gives you peace of mind and the freedom to host all year long!

Get your lawn ready for the party with TruGreen

If you feel like your outdoor space isn’t fit for a celebration, let us know. We’ll help your lawn meet its full potential, helping transform your lawn into the perfect party venue. 

Give us a call at 800.464.0171 or click on the orange button at the top of your screen to request a quote right away.

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