The fall season is on its way, which means it’s time to change the preparation process for your house parties.
Sure, you can keep preparing for your parties the same way you always have. However, if you do, some key elements will be missing that could turn your good party into a great one.
If you want your get-together to be a memorable one, you’ll want to check out this list of tips for preparing your home for a fall party. That way, no one will leave disappointed.
Don’t Put the Grill Away Just Yet
Once summer ends, many people start putting away their outdoor equipment. While some of it is okay to put into storage, you’ll want to make sure you leave the grill out. There is still plenty of daylight left to have a cookout or two during your house parties. Nothing quite beats the taste of a good burger on a cool autumn night.
Tidy Up the Patio
If you’ll be cooking outside, your guests will likely be out there with you. With the falling leaves and strong winds, your patio might be a mess each time you go out there. Before guests arrive, clear your patio of leaves and debris, and make sure to clean off and sanitize any tables.
Your patio furniture, in particular, will need a good rubdown. If you have cushions on them, you’ll need to take some extra steps to ensure that they’re clean, but it shouldn’t be anything you can’t handle.
Prepare the Fireplace/Firepit
Even though it might be nice out while you’re cooking, it will get chillier as the night continues, so you’ll need a way to keep everybody warm. If you have either a fireplace or an outdoor firepit, your task is easy. However, you’ll have to get them ready before anybody shows up. Typically, you’ll need to clean it out before its first use of the year.
After that, get some firewood to burn. While you’re out buying that, you might as well purchase some s’mores supplies. That way, everyone has a snack to make while they’re huddled around it.
Pull Out the Warm Blankets and Pillows
If you don’t have a place to have a fire, you’ll need to keep your guests warm another way. That’s why our last tip for preparing your home for a fall party is to make sure you have some cozy pillows and blankets on hand. If you’ll be spending most of the evening inside, it won’t be as necessary, but the closer you get to winter, the more you’ll need them.