OUTDOOR EVENING COCKTAIL PARTY
As the weather begins to warm and evenings grow longer, there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with an outdoor cocktail party! Invite good friends to help you toast warmer temps, more sunshine, and a lighter approach to food and cocktails. Outdoor dining is the perfect venue for guests to enjoy good company. Whether you’ve thrown a cocktail party before, or this is your first one, these outdoor cocktail party ideas will help you throw a memorable event. Cheers!
1. Give Your Back Patio a Quick Makeover
The first thing you’ll want to do if you’re going to throw an outdoor cocktail party is to take a look at your back patio and give it some love. Could your chairs use a little refresh? Add fun outdoor pillows to invoke a sense of comfort with rich colors and textures.
To create a cohesive aesthetic, add an outdoor rug that ties everything together and solidifies the space. One of the easiest ways to elevate your back patio aesthetic is with string lights. A few items go a long way in making your back patio cocktail party-ready.
2. Set the Ambiance
When planning your cocktail party, don’t forget the importance of setting the ambiance. You can easily set the mood with background music. You don’t need a state-of-the-art outdoor sound system to create the atmosphere. Small speakers are plenty loud and easy to set up. Make a playlist before the party with songs that your guests will enjoy.
Nothing is better than listing to music around a fire pit! Set one up in your yard and as the sun sets, your friends will pull their chairs up to the fire pit to share stories and sip their cocktails. Even as the evening cools, everyone will stay warm by the fire.