As soon as spring and summer come around, where does your mind go? In addition to the simple pleasure of relaxing outside, there are many other options you can pursue when the weather once again returns to its very best. For example, hosting parties is a true summer pastime that we all enjoy. Although these gatherings seem simple on paper, they can actually be pretty tough to get just right. There are just so many options and avenues you can pursue to create the ideal outdoor party, so many that planning can become a real headache. So, what are some great ideas to help your party run smoothly this spring and summer?
One great idea for stretching the more expensive ingredients in your buffet-style gathering is by placing your salads, chips, veggies, and other small food items at the beginning of the line. This way, plates will fill up a great deal before guests get to the meats. If you place your more expensive food items at the beginning of the line, guests are more inclined to choose their food with their eyes rather than with their stomachs.
Another essential party trick is to ensure you have ice days in advance. By filling up ice bags over a few days you can avoid the need for a grocery run to subsequently lug ice bags back to the house. You want to make party planning easy on yourself as this can be a stressful activity, so preparation beforehand is a great way to not only have a great party but also to reduce stress.
Finally, you want to ensure that bugs stay away from your beverages. Unorthodox, but useful, you can use patterned cupcake liners to cover the tops of drinks to keep annoying bugs away from your beverage. For true convenience, poke a hole in the middle of the liner where you can place a straw.
If you want to keep mosquitoes away, there is another option you can pursue.
North Andover mosquito control courtesy of Mosquito Squad
Few things ruin the mood at parties like a swarm of biting, potentially disease-carrying, mosquitoes. To defend your guests and your family, mosquito control is an essential component of outdoor living in the Northeast. Fortunately, Mosquito Squad has you covered. Since 2005, Mosquito Squad has provided comprehensive mosquito control options to our neighbors. Guaranteed to deliver impressive results, our mosquito treatments are made possible by our barrier protection mist, which comes available in our natural formula. With a treatment every 2 to 3 weeks, you will see up to a 90 % reduction in the mosquito population on your property.
For powerful North Andover mosquito control you can trust, look no further than Mosquito Squad of North Shore. We can ensure an unrivaled outdoor experience this summer. Give us a call at (978) 597-7168 .