Everyone wants to be the host with the most. The most sought-after invitation. The party everyone looks forward to. And with the onset of warm weather, we're taking the party outdoors. So how do you make the most of your porch? We're here to help with 3 easy tips to create the ultimate porch party.
1) SET THE TABLE
There's no party like a dinner party. Or lunch, breakfast – even brunch. Anything that has to do with food is a big hit. All you need is a table and chairs. You could get by with folding chairs, but if you really want to make your guests feel at home, you're better off going with an outdoor dining set. Something with weather-resistant materials and a comfortable seating position would be nice. Depending on the size of your porch, you can get patio dining sets that seat as many as eight people – or as few as four.
2) GET IN THE SWING OF THINGS
After you eat, you'll still have a lot of talking to do. And you'll probably be in a more expansive mood. Your party might want to break up into smaller groups. That's the perfect scenario for hanging seating – a porch swing, hammock, hanging bed, or even a hanging chair. Freedom in conversation tends to go hand in hand with relaxation. So kick your feet up with your guests and enjoy those cozy post-meal vibes.
3) JUST ADD WATER
One of the joys of owning a spa is sharing it with guests. And one of the joys of being a guest is this simple line: "bring your swimsuit." When the sun goes down and the air gets cooler, it's time to grab a cocktail and hop into the hot tub. But you don't necessarily have to share it with your guests. Once you've said your goodbyes, a spa can be your reward for being such an excellent host. After all, you deserve it.
All that's left is to plan the menu and make a guest list. Now that you know how to prepare your porch, head over to The Great Backyard to make your vision reality!