10 Tips for Hosting a Great Patio Party

There isn’t a better way of meeting and having a terrific time with your favorite friends and neighbors after a long uneventful season than by throwing a great

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patio party. So, in case you’ve been thinking about hosting a patio party this season, we give you a list of top 10 tips that would make your party a success.

The Big Plan

You might not be a person who is used to planning a big event, but the desire to throw a great patio party can be a big responsibility. Prepare a party checklist before you begin to make sure that you’ll have everything you need and stay on budget.

Get It Together
Get started with pre-organizing tasks by getting rid of the clutter both inside and outside of your house. Clean the pool, mow the garden, clean the bathroom, lay down rugs for people making trips inside, and make sure that everything is in an ideal space.

The Decor
A patio theme party needs to be more than just great barbecue setting and big green plant urns. Try out something closer to your heart. For instance you can add a little drama to your space by adding outdoor fire pits or can try out paper decorations for a great summer patio party.

Choose a Theme
Nothing works better than a well thought themed patio party for sure. Choose a color theme, a special outfit theme, beach theme or cocktail theme to add more drama and fun elements to your party.

Choose Comfortable Furniture
Patio parties are all about relaxing and having fun, so one must not forget to choose the right outdoor furniture. Comfortable chairs, sofas or a collection of

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decorative floor pillows would play a major role in giving your guests the time of their lives.

Plan the Menu
A patio party would seem incomplete without a grill, barbeque, or cooking space, so don’t forget to install one. Also be sure to fill up a large cooler with ice so that your guests can help themselves in serving cool beverages of their choice. Choose the menu wisely and add a few deserts in order to increase the variety of food.

The Beverages
Patio parties are generally about relaxing and having a good time and drinks and beverages play a major role in ensuring the same. Don’t forget to closely plan out the menu of drinks that would be served in your party. Add beer, wine, mock-tails, cocktails and soft drinks depending on the theme and budget of your party.

Arrange the Perfect Music
Music is the life of every party and a patio party is no exception. Good music in the background will help create liveliness in your party. Curate a playlist that fits the theme and indicates when guests should start heading home for the night.

Plan Outdoor Games
In case you are a fan of lively and fun patio parties, do consider adding a few outdoor games to your party that match the theme. A good game of volleyball, football or Frisbee would add a lot of fun.

Keep a Back-up Plan
No matter how well you plan, there are still few uncertainties hovering over your party at all times. So, we suggest you to keep a back up on the food, music and games end to avoid any hardships later on.

So don’t wait any longer, take a cue from these tips and plan a fabulous patio party today.

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How to Choose Outdoor Furniture Replacement Cushions

nci-tpIt’s time for a refresh.

But how do you choose the right replacement cushions for your outdoor furniture? This handy little guide can help point you in the right direction.

Find the Look
Are you a fan of neutrals? Looking for a pop of color to add an extra special accent to your patio? First decide what color combinations you’re looking for, and how they’ll fit with your home’s motif. Outdoor style magazines and sites like Pinterest can offer lots of inspiration if you’re feeling stuck in your style.

Still need a little help deciding? Request free fabric samples from WickerCentral!

Determine Your Collection
It will be much easier to shop for wicker furniture replacement cushions when you know the brand and collection of your outdoor wicker furniture. Do you have Lloyd Flanders, North Cape, Harmonia Living, or Tortuga Outdoor brand furniture? We can help identify the collection and choose the right replacement cushions for your set.

If you’re still not sure, take a few photos of your furniture, and email Wicker Central’s customer service team at sales@wickercentral.com.

Get Some Help
Want to skip the hassle and find the right outdoor wicker replacement cushions for your Lloyd Flanders, North Cape, Harmonia Living, Tortuga Outdoor, or other outdoor wicker furniture set? Shop for your outdoor furniture replacement cushions now at WickerCentral.com.

ABOUT: Wicker Central is an Elkhart, IN, based e-commerce company specializing in outdoor wicker furniture and wicker patio furniture accessories. Email us at thepatio@wickercentral.com.

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Get Ready for Summer Holidays with Wicker Central

key-west-sofa-set-3_2Yes, spring has only just arrived. But when you’re shopping for the perfect outdoor wicker furniture for your patio, it’s never too early to be prepared for spring and summer holidays and outdoor entertaining.

To help you get ready, we’ve listed a few of the upcoming holidays and common get-togethers over the next several months, and a few items and ideas for how to make the most of your outdoor gathering.

Remember, most outdoor wicker furniture ships in two to four weeks. That makes now the right time to begin shopping for all of your wicker patio furniture so that it arrives just in time for your favorite holiday.

Need your furniture fast? Why not shop WickerCentral.com’s Quick Ship wicker patio furniture and accessories, and get your items within two business weeks with free shipping included.

Featured Collection for Large Gatherings – Get ready for the big crowds with a South Sea Rattan 11-piece Key West outdoor wicker furniture set.

Featured Collection for Small Parties – Enjoy intimate conversations with friends with the Lloyd Flanders 7-piece Mackinac Collection.

Featured Item for Barbecues – Keep your grill looking shiny and protect it against the weather with outdoor grill covers from WickerCentral.com.

Dates to Remember

  • April Fools Day – April 1
  • Easter – April 5
  • Memorial Day – May 25
  • Mother’s Day – May 10
  • Father’s Day – June 21
  • Independence Day  – July 4
  • National Relaxation Day – August 15
  • Labor Day – September 7
  • High School and College Graduations
  • Family Reunions

ABOUT: Wicker Central is an Elkhart, IN, based e-commerce company specializing in outdoor wicker furniture and wicker patio furniture accessories. Email us at thepatio@wickercentral.com.



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