6 Ideas for Your Outdoor Party Planning

Spring is finally upon us. As the temperatures rise, the flowers bloom and we know summer is around the corner. Our winter dreams of backyard BBQs and pool parties will soon become a reality.

For many, Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off to outdoor party season. Here are a few of our tips to ensure your first party, and all that follow, are a good time outside for everyone.

Have a Plan

  • If you’re taking your party away from your home, make sure you have a checklist of everything you need to take with you. Even if your party is in your backyard, a checklist is still a good idea. It’ll help you avoid those last minute, stressful grocery store trips or those mid-party “we’re out of supplies” runs.

Set up camp in a park

  • There’s no better way to enjoy warm weather than spend the day outside and many parks have playground equipment for the kids, grills, picnic tables and even shelters (often requiring reservations) in case the weather turns. Be sure to bring some outdoor games—anything from a game of catch to a croquet match makes for a good day outside.

Bring the food

  • Don’t rely on a fast-food stop on your way or pizza delivery, pick up some brats, some burgers and other outdoor BBQ food. Fire up the nearest grill and get some tunes playing on portable speakers.

Use a generator

  • If you really want to get your party pumping, consider using a generator. Briggs & Stratton’s 3500 Watt Portable Generator** lasts up to 8 hours with one tank of fuel, giving you an entire day of partying outside with modern technological conveniences. You can use the generator for anything from party lights, to a karaoke machine, to a Pina Coladamaker , or even for that buffalo chili dip your aunt makes in her crockpot.

Clean up

Have fun!

For more tips that make for a fun, warm summer filled with outdoor parties check out Real Simple’s quick outdoor party tips.

Whether you’re hitting the pool on a casual Sunday, throwing a 4th of July blowout or grilling because it’s nice out, one thing is for sure – good times are around the corner!

*Portable Geneators Manufacturers Associatino (PGMA) urges users to Take It Outside™ and that all portable generators should be used safely and in accordance with the owner’s manual provided by the manufacturer. See http://www.pgmaonline.com/default.asp for more details.

*Per CSA C22.2 No. 100-14. Wattage per PGMA G200-2013. Starting Watts is the maximum current that can momentarily be supplied when starting a motor, multiplied by the generator’s rated voltage.

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