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Outdoor Party Supplies Merrillville IN

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Party Pleasers
(219) 942-8721
1633 Brookview Ct
Hobart, IN
A To Z Party Masters
(219) 763-9204
1085 State Road 149
Portage, IN
Party City
(708) 418-8600
16845 Torrence Ave
Lansing, IL
Party Savers
(219) 696-0335
413 Lakeview Ct
Lowell, IN
Party Outlet
(219) 531-2623
951 Morthland Dr
Valparaiso, IN
Bouncin About Inflatable Party
(219) 365-3792
8583 Sheffield Ave
Dyer, IN
Mayos Party Crafts
(219) 764-2705
5974 Marbella Ave
Portage, IN
One Stop Party Shop
(219) 844-4130
1812 E 165th St
Hammond, IN
Party Connection
(708) 891-5858
8845 Osborne Rd
Calumet City, IL
Just Balloons Party Things
(708) 283-9166
3312 W 183rd St
Hazel Crest, IL

The Fool-Proof Outdoor Summer Party

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The Fool-Proof Outdoor Summer Party
By Penny Warner 
Jul 14, 2010, 15:16


How to plan the perfect celebration, despite the weather

One of the best things about great summer weather is gathering with friends and family to share food and fun under the sun. At least, that's the plan. But as we know, the weather doesn't always make the perfect guest at a party. In spite of your planning, the day may turn fickle and suddenly you're faced with rain, wind or even soaring temperatures. While you can't control Mother Nature, there are ways to prevent weather from ruining your special event. Here are some tips for weather-proofing your party.

Choose a theme

No matter what the weather, choose a theme for your outdoor party and decorate accordingly. Popular summer themes include a Garden Party, Pool Party, Beach Party, Neighborhood Block Party, Barbeque, Tailgate Party, or Fourth of July celebration.

Decorate strategically

Next, gather the decorations, but don't actually decorate until day of the party. Because the weather could change overnight, prepare portable decorating items that can be moved indoors quickly. Helium-inflated balloons make the best decorations, as they add color, cheer and atmosphere to any party theme. If you use a Balloon Time Helium Balloon Kit, you can decorate quickly and easily at the last minute - indoors or out. Then add other touches related to your theme, such as potted flowers for a Garden Party, beach balls for a Pool or Beach Party, or American flags for a Fourth of July Party.

Think ahead

Here are some additional solutions for weather concerns:

- Set an alternate "Rain Location" on the invitation to alert guests to a possible change of venue.

- Reserve an indoor location as a backup, in case you need to move your party inside. Ask if you can pay a deposit so you don't have to lose the entire amount for the reservation.

- Invite only as many guests as you can comfortably entertain inside your house in case you need to move inside at the last minute.

- Rent a tent or canopy - it adds fun, elegance and drama to your party, even in good weather. And it makes great protection if the temperatures soar.

- Rent heaters or fans to keep the guests warm if the weather is cool - and keep them cool if it gets too hot.

- Rent individual umbrellas or parasols f...

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