How to Host the Ultimate Outdoor Party

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backyard party table setup

on July 2, 2018 by TruGreen

It’s the perfect time of year to #LiveLifeOutside. 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 this summer.

Tidy up the yard

No one wants to show off a messy or unruly yard, so make sure you give yourself enough time to clean up the yard.

Pick up toys, pool accessories, and other items that are lying on your lawn. This will improve the overall look for the party, and it’ll protect your lawn from unsightly damage. Spray down dirty walkways, dust off the patio furniture, and voila – you’re on your way to party town. 

Keep it fresh by mowing lawn stripes

Adding fun details can make your party stand out. Place the finishing touch on your beautiful lawn by mowing lawn stripes! This unique 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 has been tidied and is looking neat, it’s time to shed some light on your party setup. Add some ambience by stringing up 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 shining 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, styling your outdoor space can spice things up.

If you’re hosting an outdoor dinner party, add some extra touches 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!

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

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 preparing in advance with TruGreen Mosquito Defense.

Monthly applications of this mosquito control formula will eliminate mosquitoes in your yard within 24 hours of the first application, which gives you peace of mind and the freedom to party 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, and 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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