An outdoor living space is one of the best additions to any home. With a patio awning to protect you from the intense heat of the sun, you can host a number of different parties. Kool Breeze can come out and take a look at your patio needs, and install a new awning to improve your backyard. Since its been warm this January, we have seen a lot of homeowners still hosting outdoor parties with some outdoor fireplaces. If you want to host a winter patio party, here are some tips:
Tip # 1 – Room and Chairs
Have you ever been to a party where you were required to stand the entire time? While you may not have a large enough patio to provide seats for all of your party guests, it helps to clear out excess clutter from your patio and provide enough chairs and stools for people to sit on. If you are working on remodeling your deck, add bench to it that stretches all the way around the deck. Having the seats permanently built into the deck will cut down on your furniture expenses and you don’t need to worry about putting them away during the winter, you have the option of sitting on them all year round and enjoying your yard.
Tip # 2 – Cooking
What party is complete without some outdoor cooking? Always make sure your patio has enough room for your BBQ grill and other cooking supplies. Be careful about open flames around your patio awning. While the patio awning is designed to protect you from heat, it cannot survive the intensity of a hot BBQ grill sending hot smoke and ashes up into it.
Tip # 3 – Light it up
No matter what type of party you are hosting, adding some lights to your awning is a fun way to add to the mood of the party. You can purchase awning lights for about $20 for 5 lights and string them up around the awning or right in the middle of it. Depending upon the type of patio awning you have, you may not be able to place the lights on the awning as it has the option to retract.
Add some candles or battery candles to your deck to create an intimate setting for a nice evening get-together with a few friends. Some music will also help to set the mood as you and your friends dance under the stars and enjoy the evening air.
Tip # 4 – Decorate it
The patio awning itself will come in a variety of colors and sizes. While you can stick with the original design of the patio awning, you do have the option to personalize it a little bit. Adding some window valences will shade your guests from the suns rays as it starts to descend as the party goes along. For children’s parties you can use your deck railings to your advantage by sticking a “pin the tail on the donkey” poster along with some other fun games. Use a side of the deck to hold a piñata for your party guests to enjoy as they not only make for a wonderful game but they are excellent decorative items to add to a deck for a fun party.
Add a few small water fountains and plants to your deck to give it a simple touch of nature. Small rose bushes provide a wonderful scent, which can be perfect for a nice romantic evening on your patio.
Tip # 5 – Consistency
Since your patio is simply an extension of your home, be sure to treat it this way and remain consistent to the style of your home. Your patio should obviously reflect your decorating and design style, even if they are overshadowed with lights and fountains for a party. With each party, choose a different decorating theme. This is a fun and easy way to keep your party guests on their toes and excited to come back to your home to see what fun changes you have made.