One of the challenges of adulthood is not only finding the time in which to unwind and enjoy yourself with a little bit of fun, but also finding the perfect place in which to do it. There are a myriad of event halls and auditoriums in which you could have it at and be satisfied. But what about something completely different? A place that has more space than your average event hall, some of the best lighting (depending on time of day), and what amounts to the freshest air ever? Yes, we’re talking about having an outdoor party in Nature’s Backyard!
So how do you plan an outdoor event? If you think that it must be completely different from an indoor party, you are partially correct. Outdoor party planning does require certain parameters to take into consideration, but they that are not all that different from an indoor party.
Location, theme, entertainment and fun are some of the things one must consider in order to have a successful outdoor party. First things first, though: make sure you check the extended weather report so that you don’t schedule it on rainy day. Now let’s go through the requirements for a successful party one-by-one, shall we?
Location is one of the most important aspects of any endeavor and, as such, can make or break the party in question. The location of your party should be known to all who will be in attendance and easily found. How boring would it be to have a party fully staffed and stocked and you are the only one there because even though everyone has heard of “Stockton’s by the Bridge”, it is no where near a bridge and no one has been there before? So therefore, the location must be easily accessible, including via public transit, and widely known to everyone. To help those who may not know where or how to get to the party, including a map or directions in the invitation would help to alleviate most worries on getting there in time instead of driving around aimlessly with no idea of where to go.
Outdoor Party Themes A theme is something not to be taken too lightly when it comes to partying outdoors. Ever felt like you were over-dressed or perhaps under-dressed for the occasion you came for? Whether you’re having a backyard barbecue or a beach blanket bonanza, or even pretending to be at the beach or in the woods, it is best to include this on your invitation so that everyone attending will know what type of attire to wear. A nice desert isle on the beach theme or a Down Under on the Barby theme could get everyone in the right mood and attire to make the party dress appropriate. If need be, include on the invitation suggestion for what to wear (shorts, sandals, shades and sunscreen).
Fun Party GamesAnd now for the entertainment and fun parts, because what fun would a party be without music and good food? Depending on the theme, the food should partially reflect what you’re attempting to convey. Say, you’re throwing a Jamaican-themed party; the food could include barbecued jerk chicken and smoked tilapia with a cooler full of cans/bottles of Kola or various fruit juices such as papaya. The music should also accompany this line of thinking with some calypso or reggae music blasting in the speakers. If your budget should allow, have live entertainment either by a capable musician or by having karaoke with a multitude of songs that fit the theme. “Day-o” anyone?These are only some of the things that would go into making a smashingly successful great outdoor party. Whether it is a personal or business party, the outdoors setting can be a good thing for your planned party to go down as a success.
About Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals
Chez Vous is a full-service Staten Island catering company that offers everything from hall rentals to complete party planning services. We have a wide range of party rentals available for rent. Our team is more than delighted to cater at any location of your choosing on Staten Island or in the tri-state area.
We can also host your event at our historic Edgewater Hall. It’s exceptional compared to other Staten Island catering halls. The main hall of the three-story Victorian building features tin ceilings, exposed brick walls, authentic French doors and windows, a glass-enclosed porch, and solid oak floors. The second floor is a contemporary Manhattan-style loft with a comfortable yet unique feel and great views of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. So what are you waiting for?
If you’re interested in booking a party or event at Edgewater Hall, please call us at (718) 720-0900 or fill out the contact form below: