How to throw the best summer party

Let’s face it; the summer sun can get us feeling pretty social and ready to throw the best summer party of our lives. Here’s just one problem: we have no idea where to begin. No longer do we have to worry about a summer flop, these hacks will make us the talk of the town for all the right reasons.

Heat up the cooler

Believe it or not, but a cooler can be the perfect place to cook corn on the cob. Not only will you save on precious stove space, but you can prepare a party-size load all at once. All you need to do is pour over some boiling water and shut the lid – it’s brilliant!

Ketchup codes

Perhaps you are a chef keen to please and want to cook your guests’ food to order? If that’s the case, then ketchup (or any other condiment) could be your savior. All you need to do is write their orders on the top of the bun, or create a code, so you know whose is whose and what is what.

Use frozen balloons

Keeping drinks cold is key to the best summer party, but all that ice can soon melt and leave a pretty wet mess all around the place. If you’re looking for an alternative, then why not use frozen water balloons? You’ll still have cool refreshments just without the cleanup.

Prepare a bottle opener

While on the subject of drinks, those pesky bottle openers can quickly get misplaced as soon as all your thirsty guests arrive. Instead of leaving it to chance, use a strong piece of rope or string to tie the opener to the handle of the cooler or drinks tub.

Invest in labels

Labels, drinks markers, different colored cups – whatever it is that keeps guests’ cups separate is going to save you a ton of clear up. Why? If everyone knows whose cup is whose then chances are they are less likely to keep helping themselves to a fresh one with every new beverage.

Prepare for the elements

The weather report is looking good and the sun in shining for your summer party – that’s great! But all that sun still comes with a host of issues as it brings bugs and gives people a chance to burn. If you want to be the host with the most then why not invest in some bug spray and sunscreen before your guests arrive?

Label hampers

Not all of us have 100 garbage cans lying around the house so don’t worry; you’re not alone. However, if you want your home to be kept clean while still looking presentable, then clothes hampers can easily double us as trash cans. All you need is a garbage bag and a label to let your guests know the case.

Mason jar lighting

Those mason jars have rapidly become the latest trend for just about everything, and now they can be part of the best summer party, too. They are a simple addition that will make the perfect place to keep tea lights. Not only can you offer a sense of mood lighting, but you can also keep your guests safe, and even keep the bugs at bay if you opt for a citronella version.

Marshmallows to the rescue

Of course, marshmallows are the answer to most things in life, right? As if they hadn’t proved their worth already, now it seems as though these sweet treats could save us once again. Popping one into the bottom of an icecream cone will stop the ice cream from melting through the tip. It’s genius.

As the temperature continues to heat up there is still time to learn how to throw the best summer party ever. Now, it’s time to sit back and enjoy a stress-free shindig thanks to all these incredible hacks for outdoor fun.