Summer is the perfect time of year to make the most of your outdoor space. Spruce up your yard and invite your friends and family to come and see your efforts. Whether you prefer a more elegant affair or family-friendly activities, there are several fun ways you can entertain your guests on any budget. Relaxing outdoors in the warm weather is the best way to spend some time together and you can think of some original ideas to pass the time as well. Here are a few fun ways to entertain your guests this summer.
Host a backyard wine tasting
If you or your friends consider themselves amateur sommeliers, you could host an elegant wine tasting. This is simple to do and you can order wine and guidelines online. Rather than booking an expensive trip to Napa Valley this summer, plan a staycation and enjoy fine wine at home instead. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Prepare a delicious BBQ
Why not showcase your grilling skills by preparing an amazing BBQ? It’s the perfect time of year for cooking outside and you can use your grill to prepare a number of recipes. The great thing about hosting a BBQ is that it’s an easy way to cater to a variety of dietary requirements. You can prepare anything from vegan patties to succulent steaks. Check out this delicious grilled half chicken recipe which is perfect for a BBQ, for instance.
Have a cocktail making party
If you would like to have a go at being a mixologist you could invest in a couple of new kitchen accessories. You could use a whipped cream canister to try your hand at foams and creams. Even with a basic cocktail shaker you can produce delicious recipes. For a more family-friendly option, you can try mixing mocktails as well. With a selection of ripe summer fruits you can create your own ideas.
Play outdoor games
If your guests are a little competitive why not have fun playing some of the best outdoor games? You could invest in a large yard game such as giant Jenga or Chess. Alternatively you can enjoy the classics such as badminton and frisbee. It’s a great way to keep your guests entertained and the kids can have some fun as well. Plus, you’ll all get some exercise.
Turn your yard into a movie theater
Watching movies outside is easier than it sounds. In fact, you can set up a backyard movie theater in under an hour. If you or someone you know owns a portable projector, even a white sheet can work as a cinema screen. Create a cozy space with fairy lights and a fire pit and you can stay outdoors until late enjoying your favorite movies. This is also a lovely way to bond as a family over the summer months. Transform your outdoor space this year into a great place to entertain, and everyone will be talking about your parties for a long time.