Tuesday, July 28, 2020

How To Be The Perfect Host This Summer

With the temperature increasing every day, you might have started to think about some of the parties and events you want to throw in your home in the upcoming months. Covid-19 regulations mean that this summer will be like no other, but as long as you take the necessary precautions, you will still be able to welcome back family and friends into your home. 

Here are a few ways you can be the perfect host this summer season:

Prepare your home

Although you will likely be spending most of your time outdoors, make sure the inside of your house is also ready for guests. Increase the amount of natural light that comes through your home by washing your windows. Sunlight can highlight any marks or scratches on the glass so it’s important that they’re regularly cleaned.

Don’t forget about air conditioning. When summer brings the hottest temperatures of the year, you’ll want your air conditioner to be working correctly. Kaiser Air Conditioning provides high quality air conditioner products across Ventura and Los Angeles counties. They also offer free estimates for installing an air conditioner in your home.

Tidy your yard

When you’re inviting guests over to a BBQ in your yard, you’ll want to make sure that your outdoor space looks as presentable as possible. Preparing your yard by mowing the lawn, cleaning your garden furniture, painting the fence, and trimming any hedges and branches, are easy ways to make your yard look welcoming after several months away. Planting flowers, vegetables and herbs in your green spaces brings color into your yard. You can also use these home-grown veggies in your dishes for when your guests come over.

Consider creating a social space with a dining area for guests to eat and drink. Waterproof chairs are a great investment since you can leave them outside at all times, even when it’s raining. Use low-lit lighting to create a beautiful ambiance around this space. Solar powered string lights are a good investment and add a cozy atmosphere to your back yard. Alternatively, a fire pit will keep your guests warm.

Start cooking

Summer is a great time to mix things up in the kitchen and try new recipes. You can save money on ice lollies by making your own, a messy activity that kids will love to help you with. This is also the time to try your hand at light summer salads, using some of the veggies that you have grown in your yard. You can serve both these dishes to guests at your summer party.

For events with lots of people, consider making a potluck dinner. Depending on which dish you make yourself, a potluck is an easy way to share a selection of different dishes with guests, without having to do all the washing up! Create a list of categories like main courses, salads, drinks, desserts, napkins and cutlery, so that no two people bring the same.

These are some of the ways you can be the perfect host this summer season so that you can start welcoming back family and friends into your home.


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