Hosting any party or event means you have to worry about a venue. Whether it is a simple get-together or a formal event, you might have the perfect location for it in your backyard. A backyard of reasonable size should be able to accommodate a large group of people comfortably. You just need to make some improvements and it will be a great place to have people over.
Here are some potential changes that you can make which should be easily achievable.
If you have neighbors, one thing that you have to do to ensure your place is good for a party venue is to add some more privacy. There are several choices available to you. The most effective one is the traditional one: a high wooden fence. Fencing a little over ten feet should be enough to keep the neighbors from interrupting any event you are holding. Wood is also a pretty good choice since it is easy to set-up. With some research, you can do the fence installation yourself if you have the time.
Besides wooden fencing, you have a couple of alternatives. You can use a living wall in the form of bamboo trees or shrubbery. This is a bit more difficult and will require a professional’s help. Another choice is the use of metal sheets. Metal is durable but you need to be careful to ensure that it looks nice or your neighbors are going to complain about the view from their side.
Light Things Up
A good party will last well into the night. If your backyard gets a bit dark, then you’ll need to make some changes. Unlike lighting indoors, you’ll have to get a bit creative instead of just setting a light bulb somewhere. There are a variety of lighting solutions you can choose from. A great one would be to use hanging some string lights. Depending on how bright you want things to be, they should be enough to let your guests see who they are talking to and walking around.
Another great option would be to install a firepit. This is a good choice if you live in a place where it snows. Just imagine a winter party with a roaring fire lighting things up. Fire pits are easy to set up and you can choose to have it be a traditional one or use one that uses propane as fuel. Besides light, it will also provide some heat which is great during colder nights.
Make Yourself Heard
An essential part of any party is to have some nice audio. While you can just haul out your stereo from inside, you can have a permanent sound installation in your backyard. While there is no actual dedicated backyard sound system, you can easily get a water-proof car stereo from any car accessory store. That can be the base of it and with professional car stereo installation services, you can rig up your sounds. You just need to buy a good pair of speakers. Modern car stereos usually have Bluetooth integration so you can pair those speakers up and you will be ready to party.
Space Things Out
One big mistake that people make with their backyard is that they have one central location. This is usually on the patio, where all the chairs and couches are at. While this can be great for small intimate parties, larger events need you to spread things out. Instead of a single table, have multiple tables in different parts of the yard. Even if you are alone, having these spaces can allow you to have some space for privacy.
Landscape It Right
When you invite people over to a party in your backyard, you don’t want people to see faded grass and flat ground. Do something creative when it comes to the landscaping of your backyard. Talk with a landscape designer about adding some color with a few flower beds or something similar. Another great addition would be a tree or two to provide your guests with some shade. The trees would also be the perfect hanging spot for lanterns and string lights.
Having a party in your backyard is much easier for you and your guests. There is no need to worry about a fee and the logistics are much easier. Investing in all these backyard upgrades sounds expensive, but they can pay for themselves in the long run. Besides, they are not just for parties. You can use them for intimate family events and more.