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Hosting the Perfect Memorial Day Outdoor Party



As Memorial Day approaches, so does the anticipation of warmer days and the chance to revel in the great outdoors. There's no better way to usher in the summer season than by hosting the perfect outdoor memorial day party. So let's get started!




Crafting an Inviting Outdoor Living Space


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First make sure you have comfortable seating. Investing in high-quality, weather-resistant outdoor furniture with plush cushions ensures that your guests can fully relax. Outdoor furniture has come along way and many companies offer water resistant cushions (No wet shorts!) and mold resistant options. Don't have a lot of seating space? Don't worry retaining walls can double as seating space or you can set up temporary space in the lawn.

Next make sure your guests' have ample shade. Beyond aesthetics, the shade structures such as stylish umbrellas or a well-designed pergola and pavilions serves a dual purpose, providing both respite from the sun and a well defined gather space.



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Have you considered outdoor lighting?


As the day transitions into evening, the thoughtful placement of string lights, lanterns, and low voltage lighting fixtures contributes to a warm and inviting atmosphere, extending the festivities into the night.


Not only will outdoor lighting greatly extend the length of time you get to spend outside but it will also created a new "mood" for the space too!





turn your backyard into a culinary haven enhances the overall party experience.

Functional Outdoor Kitchen and Bar

Whether you have a built in grill or something more mobile; A well-equipped grilling station, complete with a high-quality grill and ample preparation space, not only elevates your barbecue game but also becomes a focal point for culinary delights. Pizza ovens are a great addition as well!


Next make sure you've sent up an area for refreshments! An inviting outdoor bar area stocked with an array of beverages, both spirited and non-alcoholic, coupled with sufficient ice and coolers, ensures that refreshments flow seamlessly throughout the day.


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The strategic placement of serving stations is also key to hosting a great party, whether on stylish carts or a designated buffet area, enhances the flow of your party, making it easier for guests to indulge in delicious treats.


Entertainment and Activities

Up next is ensuring a lively atmosphere involves thoughtful planning of entertainment and activities. Set the stage for laughter and camaraderie with classic lawn games like cornhole, horseshoes, or even a volleyball net for those seeking a more active engagement.


Carefully curate a playlist that suits the mood of your gathering, considering live entertainment options such as a local band or a DIY karaoke station to enhance the festive spirit. Outdoor speakers can also be incorporated into the landscape for year round music.


You also might want to consider creating cozy corners with comfortable cushions or blankets, offering a retreat for those seeking a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere. Consider the addition of hammocks for the ultimate relaxation experience.



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Thoughtful Landscape Design


The landscape around your backyard also serves as the canvas for outdoor entertaining, contributing to the overall atmosphere and functionality. Incorporating natural elements like vibrant flowers, potted plants, and carefully positioned trees not only enhances the visual appeal of your outdoor space but also provides essential shade and a refreshing ambiance.


So make sure your backyard has enough plants to soften all the hardscaping too!


Often we ask our clients "How do you see yourself living in this space?" Does your backyard meet your expectations?

If it's not then it might be time for a makeover. A key aspect to designing an outdoor space is understanding the flow and accessibility for how you want to live in the space and make memories with your friends and family. 


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