You don’t necessarily need a reason or theme to host a night outside for friends and family, but having one may lend your night a greater sense of purpose and importance. And best of all, your theme is limited only by your imagination. Maybe someone in your family has a winter birthday and is tired of celebrating in the snow. Throw them a half-birthday party on a warm summer night. Maybe you need to find out who the best Lawn Decathlete is among your friends and family. Set up some games, then set up some warm light to keep the fun going once the sun has called it a night.
Make it Special from the Start
Your event – and possibly its theme – start with the invitation. Give your guests a sense of what to expect at the party. Something as simple as the invitation’s colors or font can let your guests know if the party is leaning toward formal or casual. Black, white and gray typically indicate a more formal get-together, while brighter colors and handwritten-style fonts can prepare guests for a relaxed, informal gathering.
Create a Grand Entrance
Get your guests in the mood to have a great time. Lining a walkway with TIKI® Brand torches
can help put guests in the right mindset before they even sit down. It’s a simple way to greet arriving guests with a grand gesture and let them know how happy you are to host them for the evening. But it’s also practical, as the romantic light of the path can direct guests straight to the backyard or toward your home’s front door.