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In the spring and summer, there’s nothing quite like inviting over friends and family to enjoy an evening on your patio! Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville, we specialize in helping our clients utilize concrete to turn their backyards into an oasis. Whether it’s a new concrete patio or a basketball court, we’re here to help your dreams come true! We also help make existing concrete patios safe with our concrete floor leveling services. 

Continue reading to learn more about planning a successful outdoor party and if you’re in need of our services, contact us today!

Plan Your Menu

The menu might just be the most important part of your party! Be sure to plan well in advance to give you time to shop for ingredients or order food. If you’re throwing a larger or more formal affair, consider hiring a caterer. 

If you’d rather spend less time cooking, make your party a potluck and let guests bring dishes to share. You could even plan a cooking competition as your party theme, like a grill-off or baking competition.

Come Up With A Signature Cocktail

Along with the menu, it’s fun to think about special drinks for your occasion. Maybe make sangria or a pitcher of margaritas. Be sure to have non-alcoholic beverages as well, like flavored water, lemonade, or iced tea. 

Prepare Your Outdoor Living Space

Make sure your outdoor area is clean and ready for guests! You don’t want people tripping over dog toys or sitting in dirty lounge chairs. You’ll also want to clear walkways of debris and trim low-hanging branches or overgrown shrubs. If you want to go above and beyond, consider a fresh coat of paint for a fence or adding a fire pit. 

If your concrete patio has seen better days, you can also call in our team for concrete leveling. We’ll make your surface safe, all in a single day so you can get back to party planning.

Incorporate Outdoor Lighting

Landscape lighting or string lights create a festive atmosphere and allow for guests to stay at your part longer. Light pathways and gathering areas, and hopefully people will want to stay long into the evening!

Control Pests

There’s nothing worse than slapping at mosquitos while you’re trying to enjoy yourself at a party. Ward them off by planting marigolds, sage, or basil. Light a citronella candle and provide your guests with bug spray. If the bugs are really bad (and they can be here in Nashville!) you may want to consider professional pest control. 

Think About Heating Or Cooling

Our mild climate allows for outdoor entertaining just about any time of year, but keeping your guests comfortable may mean thinking about ways for them to warm up or cool down. A firepit is a great way to keep people cozy if it’s cool out, and you can also offer throw blankets and warm drinks. If it’s a warm outdoor summer party, make sure everyone has iced drinks and says hydrated. This is especially important if people are drinking alcohol. Make sure there’s plenty of shade, and if your concrete patio is in a particularly bright spot, you may want to invest in an umbrella. You can also put out a fan to encourage air circulation. 

Have A Backup Plan

You don’t want your perfectly planned party to get rained out! If you’re having a large party, rent canopies to provide protection. If it’s a smaller group, be ready to have an indoor space people can retreat to if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Concrete Floor Leveling – Nashville

We hope that you throw lots of fun parties on your concrete patio this spring and summer! If you’re looking for a new concrete patio or are in need of concrete leveling for your existing patio, the team at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair in Nashville can help. Contact us for concrete leveling today. 

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