10 Useful Tips When Throwing an Outdoor Party at Home

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Regardless if it’s held in your home’s backyard or in an airconditioned hotel function room, a party is always something fun to attend to. Surely, your guests will be excited to go. However, not all parties fall in the right place. It’s best if the party is not too wild to invite the cops

Outdoor Parties

Parties that are thrown in the backyard of the house, the garden of a hotel or by the pool may sometimes face unexpected disasters whether from bugs or from the weather. Of course, this usually only happens when the host is not really prepared or if the host’s foreseeability of possible party disasters was quite low. This exactly why we’ve decided to give you, party hosts, some essential tips for your future outdoor parties.

Useful Tips

  • Get rid of annoying insects.

Before the actual party day or night, make sure you debug the area. But if you don’t want to deal with pesticides in your yard, you may also get rid of insects (e.g. mosquitoes) by setting fans up for your guests. Another way is by providing each table with a candle that has been lit, this keeps bugs away.

  • Prepare the grass.

You don’t want your guests to be struggling with the tall weeds and grass in your yard and so, you should mow the lawn before the party.

  • Have a plan for rain.

Even weather forecasts are sometimes wrong; this is why it’s best to have rain plans. Setting up a tent that covers the area entirely is a good idea. You may also open doors for the guests if it rains cats and dogs.

  • Secure a good sound system.

Being outdoor means being in an open space; in this situation, a single bluetooth speaker won’t work. It would be best to secure some loud speakers and position it strategically around the place to ensure that all visitors are able to hear the music playing. However, do not raise the volume too high as it just might be too annoyingly loud.

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  • Light up.

Especially for parties that last or start during night time, having the right lights is essential. You do not want your guests to be left in the dark nor do you want them to stare at fluorescent lights. Make use of Christmas lights or better yet, set up some laser lights. Should you, as a host, or anyone try this laser light projector, just make sure it projects on the right areas such as a vacant wall or even the trees and plants. 

Not only will fans drive away flying bugs and insects, it will also help your guests stay cool. Of course, we do not want our guests dying in the heat and sweating profusely.

  • Organize the wires.

To avoid accidental lights out or music suddenly stopping, try your best to keep the wires in an area which is far from reach. Mostly, these wires end up spreading on the floor, it’s smart to keep them together in an isolated side of the ground.

  • Prepare extra seats, tables, utensils.

Just to make sure, it’s best to prepare extra everything for your guests. You never really know when they’ll bring their boyfriends, kids, cousins, etc. It would be rude to just drive them away.

  • Guide your guests with what to wear.

It’s wise to suggest the most appropriate attire possible for your guests. This way, they won’t be dressed in turtle necks on a hot summer day.

  • Make sure the inside of your house is clean.

Just because the party is outside does not mean no guests will come into your home. Since it’s better to be safe than sorry, make sure your house is spick and span especially the bathroom.

  • Prepare a generator just in case.

If it’s a big event with lots of lights and music going on, it’s best to prepare a generator. For some houses, power shortage occurs if everything is using the power supply all at once and in other cases, you just might be too unlucky that power problems just struck you out of nowhere; hence, a generator is your best friend.

The Briggs & Stratton’s Bluetooth portable generator

Wisconsin-based manufacturing company Briggs & Stratton announced on Jan. 13, Friday, the availability of its Bluetooth portable generator, the 8k-watt Elite Series Portable Generator with StatStation Wireless.  The generator features Bluetooth technology, making it more convenient for users to check on the generator.

The Briggs & Stratton 8,000 Watt Elite Series Portable Generator with StatStation Wireless is now available on Amazon and Home Depot. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $1,199. This industrial product was first announced by the company in May 2016.

A portable generator is an electricity-producing device powered by a gas or diesel. A turbine turned on by the engine creates electricity to power electric tools and appliances. They are mostly used in remote areas, camping locations, construction sites or whenever electricity is needed to keep vital equipment running.

More people are using portable generators because they offer comfort and flexibility. They use the device in their offices and homes instead of just sitting in the dark until the power comes back during a power outage.

The largest percent of the portable generator market is the homeowners who prefer to own them over standby generators. A portable generator provides the following benefits:

  • It can easily be taken where it is needed because it is mobile
  • With wheels and a handle, it is easy to take or move from one place to another
  • Light enough to carry by hand, like a traveling bag
  • It can be used as a power source around the house and garden
  • It compliments shed activities, such as in welding jobs or when using power tools
  • Provides power to camper trailers or caravan

Portable generators are now designed to be easier to operate. Furthermore, they require simple maintenance with less effort and time. The modern device is also safe to use as it comes with safety features that reduce the risk of injuries and damages.

According to Dan Roche, Briggs & Stratton director for marketing for power and cleaning systems, they have come up with the Bluetooth portable generator after learning from a customer research that consumers are frustrated not knowing the remaining capacity and fuel levels of the generator.

Adding the Bluetooth feature to power generators is a big plus for the users since they can now monitor the status of their generator from inside their homes or offices. The Bluetooth technology lets users access the generator’s vital information using their smartphones. The StatStation Wireless app shows in real time the generator’s fuel measurement and the remaining runtime before the need to refuel, percentage of consumed watts, total hours on the generator, quick startup or shutdown guide, maintenance reminders, such as air filter, spark plug and oil, dealer locator for servicing needs, reference materials like Operator’s manual, and how-to videos and FAQs.

Such new industrial product was proudly announced in a press release by Briggs & Stratton Corp. The release of the portable generator was coupled with the availability of the StatStation wireless app by the company which is now downloadable for free from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.