Much like Memorial Day is summer’s kick off, Labor Day signals the end of warm evening temperatures. So, why not take advantage of this opportunity to throw one great party? It’s the perfect time to use your deck, whatever size it may be. Just spruce up your outdoor space beforehand with these fun tips.
You wouldn’t invite your friends and family over without tidying up the inside of your house, right? So why throw a deck party without a quick clean? Since you’re outdoors, you have some more creative options for a quick and thorough cleaning—including power washing. With a little professional help from Peak Power Wash, we’ll have your deck looking like new in no time! Just move your outdoor furniture out of the way for a day and we’ll take care of the rest. After it dries, you can get a better idea of the current finish. If you want to paint or restain your deck, now’s the perfect time! The materials will adhere more to your freshly-cleaned surface. Just leave a couple of extra days in your schedule to allow the stain/paint to dry.
Get to Decorating!
Here, we’re all about working from the ground up and the maximizing the popular concept of outdoor living. Try to incorporate many of the same elements from your home’s interior design onto your deck! Today, they make outdoor-friendly options for rugs, furniture, lighting and more! So, you can truly make this space feel like an extension of your indoor entertaining space. Use rugs to add color and texture to your newly-cleaned floor. (Plus, this helps to keep feet cool on sunny days). Then, incorporate comfortable outdoor furniture designed to withstand the elements. Everything from couches, to chairs, to side tables, and knick knacks will provide personal touches, as well as functional seating for your guests! Since you’re having a party soon, you can get a little more festive with bold colors, string lights, and/or potted plants. Your guests will certainly appreciate your efforts, while you get to enjoy your newly revamped deck long after they leave!
Don’t Forget about the Food
It just wouldn’t be a party without a spread of delicious eats! You can take advantage of this opportunity to use your grill again and serve summer staples such as hamburgers and hot dogs. But, you don’t necessarily have to go that route. Consider getting some help, either from your guests or from the professionals. A potluck is a great way to try many dishes and share some of your hosting duties with your guests. Catering is another option, though! Keep it simple with sandwiches, chips, and salsa. An inviting spread will invite your partygoers to come back for seconds, but you won’t have to stress about making more food! Don’t forget to add a drink station and stock up on supplies for smores. This DIY dessert is easy enough to plan for, plus it acts as extra entertainment for adults and children alike.
While we’re not particularly handy in the kitchen, we can certainly help you with the first part of your party preparations! After we power wash your deck, the rest is up to you. But, if you follow our advice, you should be all set to throw a great Labor Day deck party! Feel free to call us today to get the process started.