After over a year, most of the precautions against the pandemic have become a matter of procedure. But as people continue to get vaccinated and everything starts to open, we’ll have more reasons to get together, socialize, and party with our friends and families indoors. But don’t write off outdoor gatherings just yet! They’re still tremendous opportunities to celebrate in a fun, safe, and more convenient way. Here are a few reasons why outdoor parties are still a good idea.
Outdoor Parties Are Easier To Clean Up
When the last guest leaves after an indoor party, you’re often left with a sinking feeling when you turn from the door to behold the trash, used plates and glasses, and assorted other party detritus everywhere. One of the great things about outdoor parties is that most of the cutlery, serve ware, and drink containers are disposable. A smart host also sets up and clearly marks receptacles for trash and recycling their guests can easily find and use. More room also means fewer surprises and not finding, for example, used cups, plates, napkins, and the like stuffed into every nook and cranny of your home.
Outdoor Parties Are More Freeform, Yet Better for Privacy
Indoor parties tend to concentrate people into a few rooms, with the kitchen and front room holding most of the partygoers. It can get a bit cramped and claustrophobic, not to mention stuffy and warm. You also run the risk of having guests invade your privacy in other rooms. Bringing the party outside leaves the option for some folks to stay inside in the main rooms while keeping the action outdoors. A big backyard also allows for people to better circulate or sit in cozier parts of the patio.
Your Outdoor Party Can Have a Theme
Any party can have a theme, of course, but an outdoor party provides a bigger canvas, so to speak. Easy themes include pool parties and gatherings around a roaring fire pit or two. Kids’ parties are, naturally, easier to decorate while giving the little ones lots of space to run around. Not only do indoor parties not provide enough room to celebrate the theme, but the decorations and furniture also interfere with the look and flow you desire for the party.
Outdoor Parties Let You Enjoy Pleasant Weather
One big reason why outdoor parties are still a good idea is that you get to take full advantage of beautiful weather. Spring, summer, and fall are usually perfect for providing cool or warm nights with lots of fresh air and a beautiful daytime or nighttime sky. And if you set up a tent or canopy and provide heat sources when needed, you can celebrate in any season or weather. Don’t bring the party indoors; keep it outside where things are really happening!