For the Kids
To ensure your younger guests don’t feel left out, plan something special just for them like a menu tailored to their tastes, a mini version of the main dining table or even games. If you have the space and the budget, consider renting inflatable structures. This is guaranteed to get your guests’ children excited.
You could also spread a paper tablecloth on the kids’ table and supply crayons so they can draw while they wait for the meal to be ready.
A note on safety: If your yard has a pool or water feature and the children are young, plan on always having a designated supervising adult. You could provide a whistle or gaudy necklace and set the rule that whichever adult is wearing it is responsible for keeping an eye on the water area. Make sure people take turns frequently throughout the evening, so everyone has a chance to enjoy the party.
These are just a few ideas you can implement this summer when receiving guests at home without too much hassle. Don’t forget to focus on having fun as well!