The COVID-19 pandemic halted most outdoor gatherings in 2020. But, COVID-19 vaccinations are underway, and safety restrictions are being lifted in cities and towns all along the North Carolina coast. As such, now's a great time to plan for post-lockdown outdoor gatherings.
Outdoor Entertaining Ideas You Need to Know About
Hosting a cook-out, picnic, or any other outdoor event was a pipe dream in 2020. So, you want your first post-lockdown outdoor gathering to be an event your guests won't soon forget. To achieve your goal, take advantage of the following can't-miss post-lockdown outdoor entertaining ideas.
1. Fresh Flowers
Add a touch of fabulous to your outdoor event by placing flowers across your space. You can use lilies, orchids, and other eye-catching and fragrant flowers in centerpieces placed at each table. In addition, don't forget to spruce up your garden to ensure it captures guests' attention as soon as they arrive.
Consider the mood you want to set at your outdoor gathering and select your music accordingly. Then, create a playlist of music that you know your guests will enjoy. Play your music throughout your outdoor event at a volume that allows guests to hear it without disrupting conversations between them. Consider adding outdoor speakers with Bluetooth capability to make controlling the music a breeze.
3. Table Umbrellas
Use table or market umbrellas to protect guests from the hot sun at your outdoor events. Table umbrellas come in a wide range of styles and sizes, so you should have no trouble finding umbrellas that match your outdoor décor. If your outdoor space features a lounge area, consider a cantilever umbrella that can swing out over the space from the side.
Pick up rugs to further enhance the look and feel of your outdoor space. Like table umbrellas, you can find outdoor rugs that dazzle and hold up to the elements. In fact, you may want to select table umbrellas and rugs that complement one another. This ensures you can use your umbrellas and rugs to transform your outdoor space's appearance.
5. Landscape Lighting
Install landscaping lighting that makes it easy to host outdoor events throughout the day and into the evening. Wilmington landscape lighting can be used to illuminate your garden and other outdoor spaces. You can also set up pathway lights to help guests navigate your driveway and other outdoor paths at night.
And when it comes to parties, nothing beats overhead outdoor string lighting to set the mood for light-hearted fun and laughter.
If you're already planning your first post-COVID outdoor gathering, make sure your outdoor entertaining space is in tip-top shape for the festivities. Including the landscape lighting. We provide the best landscape lighting on the North Carolina coast. Call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Wilmington today to request a design consultation.