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Squad Goals: 4 Steps to Throwing a Patio Party Your Friends Never Forget
By Peta-Gay
August 29, 2017

Summer may be the season for swimsuits and beachside barbecues, but it's also a great time to get your friends together for a party in your own backyard. Whether you're ready to show off your new home or are just looking for a good reason to celebrate the season, here are some ways to ensure your party is one that will make the summertime memorable.

Choose Dollar Store Decorations

When it comes to throwing the best party, nothing will work to create an atmosphere like the decorations! Instead of heading to the party store, take a trip to the dollar store where you'll be able to find a variety of fun stuff for an inexpensive price. To have a theme that will work, just ensure that you stick with a color pattern so your guests won't be overwhelmed.

Prep The Food Options

Planning the food for a big patio party can sometimes be difficult, but by determining a theme and getting prepared ahead of time, you should have a good handle on the offerings. Whether you opt for a Mexican theme with tacos and nacho chips or a barbecue with beer and brisket, preparing what you want to serve ahead of time will make party time more manageable. It's even better if you can prepare a few items ahead to make the day a little smoother.

Pick The Right Tunes

Putting the tunes on full blast might seem like a summertime solution, but this can scare away your guests and negatively impact the conversation. In addition to making sure that the music is at an appropriate volume, it's also good to offer up a lot of classics your guests will know. If conversation is at a standstill, a great song will get them into the partying spirit. 

Mix It Up

Many people have a variety of different friends they share interests with, but it can sometimes be hard to get them all in a room together. Fortunately, a fun party is the ideal time to get people talking and make your crowd mix! There's no assurance that everyone will become friends, but there's bound to be some fun conversation.

Throwing the best summer party might seem like a high-stress situation, but by picking the right tunes and sticking to a theme, you'll have a party your friends will remember. If your party is a pre-home selling celebration, you may want to contact one of our real trusted estate professionals for more information.

About the Blogger - Peta-Gay Lewis, ABR®, CMR®, MRP®, PSA® is Founder & Principal of Property Locators, LLC™. She is a licensed Property Manager & REALTOR in DC, MD, and VA with Douglas Realty, LLC (8585 Fort Smallwood Road Pasadena, MD 21122). Her contact information is 202 683-0158 (c), 410 255-3690 (o) or agent@propertylocatorsllc.com