All year long, I daydream about summer. Music playing, friends laughing, and perfect weather. My friends, I have great news, the season has arrived! This weekend as I was wiping down my backyard furniture, I had a thought, hosting a party doesn’t take much effort and the payoff is priceless. Here are a few of my favorite tips for last-minute get-togethers!
When throwing a last-minute party, you do not need to clean the entire house. Decide which rooms guests will see and concentrate on tidying those spaces. Shut the doors to the rest of the house. Also, add tasks you can do ahead of time to your cleaning routine, like filling your torches with torch fuel. That way you can focus on your guests when they arrive instead of running around.
Nobody expects your home to look like a Pinterest board. Stick to some simple vases of fresh cut flowers and a few TIKI Brand torches to add a little ambiance with lighting.
Select a simple menu, like fajitas or hamburgers. Fix the main course yourself and enlist a few friends to help you with the side dishes. When you light the grill, also light your TIKI torches. This sturdy patio torch is constructed of durable, powder-coated steel featuring a wood grain pattern and has an Easy Pour wide mouth canister for fewer spills and a cleaner, more enjoyable experience.
Spend a little time choosing a couple of your favorite playlists on Pandora or Spotify so you can hit play and walk away!
Remember the expectation is low. Guests accept your invitation because they enjoy hanging out with you. Just in case a few are in the mood for some competition, have a few of your favorite games in plain view.
Relax and Enjoy.
There’s always a little rush getting things organized before guests arrive. Once your guests arrive, sit back, relax and enjoy your time. I totally love relaxing with these Bubble Glass Votive Citronella Candles from TIKI Brand.
This post is sponsored by TIKI Brand. All opinions are my own.