Take advantage of this beautiful weather before it says goodbye!
As we are approaching the final month of summer, you may be thinking about how you can make the most of this beautiful August weather. Now is the time to throw that amazing backyard party that you have been looking for an excuse to have all summer. There’s no better time than now because Si & Oui is here to help by sharing our top 5 tips to throwing the ultimate backyard bash!
1. Create A Place to Relax Under the Sun (…and don’t forget the SPF!)
Every summer get together needs a place to catch some rays or lounge by the pool. Take your chaise or lounge chairs and liven them up a bit with a splash of colour to match those cute towels you been waiting to use all summer. You can find throw pillows on sale everywhere, just make sure that they are outdoor rated to ensure nothing gets smelly after a rain shower. If you’re in need of a new set of outdoor furniture, now is the perfect time. Classic outdoor pieces are all going on sale at this time of year so whether you hit up a tent sale or snag a floor model deal, now is the perfect time to revamp that seating area of yours. We recommend chairs with a low to no maintenance material like sling or aluminum. Check out some of our favourite options. The sling material is great because there is no time spent waiting for cushions to dry.
Alternatively, the aluminum finish is great because it will never rust!
3. Create a Killer Playlist
If you’ve been compiling your favourites all summer long, or you want a playlist specifically catered to your summer soiree, hitting shuffle on a curated music mix let’s your phone play the DJ while you play host. Here at Si & Oui we’re all about those 90’s jams that get you out of your seat. Take a look at our summer playlist and make sure you don’t miss any of the classics.
3. Look to Portable Coolers to Keep you Chilled!
No matter how few or how many people you invite, coolers are essential to making sure everyone can quickly and easily access their favourite cold beverages. Keep things easy for you and your guests and load it up with ice and put it in a convenient spot. We love these coolers by Permasteel and Yeti, they are easy to shop for online and in store.
4. Set Out Some Crowd Pleasing Munchies!
We all know the staples needed for any hot summer. But you can easily elevate those basic snacks and turn them into your guests’ new obsessions. Whether you’re doing lunch or dinner we have some amazing recipes that you will want to use all the time. I mean, who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board?
Here are a few of our go-to recipes this season:
Grilled Peach and Prosciutto Flatbread
5. Serve a Signature Cocktail
No Matter if your guests are looking forward to sipping on a classic cocktail that never fails to beat the summer heat, or you want to try serving something new and exciting, a fun drink can elevate any party. If you’re looking for a classic or a new take on an old favourite, there are delicious cocktail recipes sure to please even the pickiest of guests. Give one of them a try and let us know which one is your favourite.
We hope that this inspires you to throw that backyard bash you’ve always envisioned.
If you think your backyard could use a facelift before hosting a party, check out our two design packages which will take your outdoor living space to the next level. We would love to help you create beautiful summer memories in your backyard this year.
Looking to freshen up your space? Contact us at email@example.com