In the summer, life is different…
With warm weather upon us, free wind blowing through our hair and the water beckoning us, who really wants to be cooped up inside? Get outside and let the fun begin!
Summer is the best time for creating and hosting outdoor events such as movie nights under the stars, lake parties (which are my all-time favorite) and much, much more.
The tricky part, however, is that outdoor events don’t offer the same controlled environment as indoor events do, and causes you to be out in the heat for an extended period of time.
To avoid major mishaps, and heat exhaustion, you will want to ensure you’re properly equipped with a few beneficial tips on the best and safest ways to have fun in the sun.
Safety is Paramount
If your event is going to be mostly or entirely outdoors, it pays to remember that you and your guest’s safety is paramount, to ensuring your events success.
You will want to take into consideration the temperature for that day and provide air conditioning, fans and plenty of shaded areas (shade canopies work great and are fairly inexpensive to rent or purchase).
You will also want to be prepared with plenty of sunscreen (trust me when I say SPF 50 or higher) and water for any activities you and your guests may be partaking in.
Lighting Sets the Mood
Nobody and I do repeat, nobody, likes attending a darkened event – that is unless, of course, you’re hosting a movie night under the stars type of event.
For other types of events that may be taking place in the evening, artificial lighting strategically place throughout the venue, is essential to ensuring your event’s success.
With warm weather – which averages at 105° – and longer days, now is the best time to take full advantage of the life that awaits you during summer while having fun in the sun.