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How to Throw an Awesome Backyard Party

neon-828789_960_720Here’s KnitWit again! As you probably know, I am a dedicated party maker. I like organizing various party-related events in different places – at home or at a club. However, my biggest passion has always been outrageous backyard partying. Having some crazy moments with your friends outside during the warm time of the year, posting instant images to Instagram or Facebook is absolutely marvelous and entertaining.

For me, a real backyard party has never been just about the food, drinks, and nice décor. Although these things matter too, offering some unbelievable and capturing activities for the party program are the most significant factors to make a top-class party. Many people do not realize the potential of their backyards while arranging a party. Here are some of my ideas on how you can use what you already have to prepare a cool evening.

Swimming Pool

If you are lucky to have that in your backyard, be sure to use it, especially if the weather is warm and there’s a good opportunity for sun bathing. Instead of sweating and hiding in the shade from the sun, you can offer your guests plenty of pool party games which provide perfect entertainment and help to overcome the summer heat. Make sure you have some extra towels for your guests in case some forget to bring their own. And of course, don’t forget to provide a room for your guests to change into their bathing suits.

Trampoline

boy-744261_960_720Bounding into the air on a good trampoline, like those you can find at JUMPSPORTLAND, is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend your time outside. If you have this piece of equipment, be sure to offer it to your guests. Don’t worry, it’s a pastime loved not only by kids. Most adults will enjoy it as well. However, remember to provide some safety measures by installing the enclosure netting. And of course, don’t exceed the weight capacity.

Hammocks

No matter how loud the music is and how crazy the entertainment is, any party needs a relaxation place where people can have a rest and a place to socialize. If you have a few reliable trees in your backyard, be sure to assemble a couple of comfortable hammocks where your guests can enjoy the natural surroundings and garden designs. There are lots of different hammocks varying in materials, designs and sizes. If possible, try to get an oversized type so that you can fit a bunch of your friends there where they can enjoy their soft drinks and listen to the music.

Backyard Movie

If you happen to have a video projector and a good sound system, try to add versatility to your backyard party activities by setting up an outdoor movie theater. Use some white bed sheets as a screen, get some chairs for your guests and the theater is ready. Don’t forget the popcorn!  

You can measure the success of your party in many ways, from the number of the guests to the time when the party is over. However, if you want to throw an unforgettable party, be sure to offer some unique entertainment for your guests.            

How To Look And Feel Swell And Put Your Best Foot Forward

I’m ba-a-a-a-ack! Yikes! Some of you, who are regular visitors here, might be thinking; this guy’s really lost it. No, I haven’t. In fact, I feel pretty darn good today. And why do I feel so tip-top? I’ll tell you in a moment. I’ve taken my extra-friendly introduction to today’s post from one of my all-time favorite movies, Independence Day. I was still a kid then but I remember this spectacular event as if it was just the other day. Who remembers one of the enduring characters from that show?

Be brave and help yourself

How to look and feel swell and put your best foot forwardRemember Randy Quaid? In the movie, he makes a brave attempt to save the world from the malevolent aliens who have invaded it. And as he veers his nuclear weapon-powered jet up towards one of the hegemonic crafts, he introduces himself. So, now do you remember? Anyway, the older of the Quaid brothers, cuts a forlorn figure in both the movie and in real life. In the movie, Randy Quaid’s character had lost all confidence in his ability to do things properly and live life responsibly, mainly due to the trauma he experiences from the unforgettable experience of being molested by these creatures.

Anyway, some of us have painful memories from our past which makes it difficult for us to get out of bed in the morning and project a confident image of ourselves designed to make us look and feel good and put our best foot forward. If you are one of those folks who are struggling right now, take heart, because, thankfully, there many good life skills coaches operating from Self-help sites like this one who are standing by with good advice and remedies on how to enhance your image and make you feel a little better about yourself and your surroundings.

Shine and be happy

Of course, I’m also available if you need a friendly ear. For now, though, I’m going to leave you with just a bit of motivational advice to enhance your image, give the day all you’ve got and show the world what you’re really made of. I read from the Old Testament in someone’s Bible that when in mourning, don’t wear a sad face along with the traditional mourning sackcloth. Put on your best coat of armor, polish up your shoes and straighten your jacket out before you head out the door.

To do this, and by wearing external and internal figure-hugging garments, you are not being vain. You are projecting an image of self-confidence and pride. You must have heard of these two old sayings before; ‘clothes maketh the man’ and ‘you are what you eat’. Now, this last bit of wise philosophy is as important as image-consciousness. You need to eat healthily too and eliminate all the unhealthy, toxic junk food which invariably contributes towards increased levels of stress and anxiety.

Gosh, time does fly, particularly when you’ve been having as much fun as I’ve had in trying to lift you up. Here’s hoping that I also made you smile.