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April 13, 2018 0

Summer is coming sooner than you think to Brampton, ON—before you know it, the time will come for barbeques, yard games, and fruity drinks! And, of course, patio parties!

To throw a truly stress-free patio party, you want the guests to thoroughly enjoy themselves and you want the ambiance to remain inviting and relaxed. Here’s how you can create a backyard oasis—without the buzzing pests—so your parties are the envy of the neighborhood!

Get the word out

Adults throw parties via invitations. You can accomplish this through social media groups, e-vites through email, neighborhood fliers, or formal card-and-envelope in the mail. Be sure to include:

  • When food will be served. Guests tend to arrive timely if they know when the grill will be “fired up” for grubbing. Say something like, “the grill master will be flipping burgers from 6pm to 7pm—be there or be square!”
  • What to bring. If you want guest to feel welcome to “BYOB” (bring-your-own-beer), let them know this. This way, they’ll know the expectation.
  • What to wear. Believe it or not, people stress over this. Put them at ease with words like “casual” or “comfy” in the invite. Or, include something like, “we’ll be on the patio most of the night—wear your flip flops!”

Have enough seating

There should be enough places to sit for each person in attendance. Set out folding chairs, lawn chairs, stools… You can even throw some pretty quilts over the retaining wall or spread them on the lawn for the kids. Another idea: rent. Many party equipment companies are surprisingly affordable—and, they often offer coolers, tableware, speakers, and large grills!

Ensure your patio is in beautiful shape

If you have decided to host a patio get-together, make sure your patio is ready to be the in the spotlight. This includes good looking furniture, a sizable table, an outdoor rug, and a trimmed lawn. Plant a few flowers in hanging pots for a nice touch! Also, expect your guests to be in and out and in and out all evening long (to get more ice, go to the restroom, and cool off indoors)—so be sure your Brampton, ON patio door is up for all that operation! Meaning, if your patio door saw its best years a long time ago, it may be time to get it upgraded. If this rings true for you, give Brock Doors and Windows a call! They have beautiful products and excellent, expert installers!

Light it up

Lighting is crucial at a get together that lasts into the evening hours, after sundown. Hang white stringed lights along your pergola, or light tiki-torches to keep the bugs at bay! Also, citronella candles will help, while setting a relaxing vibe.

Aren’t you excited for summer patio party season to be here? We sure are! To get your patio ready, give the professionals here at Brock Doors and Windows a call! We can’t wait!

Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. | 278 Orenda Road | Brampton, ON, L6T 4X6 | (905) 791-2850

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