Outdoor events can enable you to do a number of activities that just wouldn’t have the same effect as doing them indoors. For example, you might want to have a cookout, play sports or have an office scavenger hunt. These are perfect to do outside, but sometimes things can go awry. Mother Nature is usually the one to blame, but being one step ahead of these unexpected challenges can actually save your event. Here are some tips to avoid mistakes at your next outdoor event.
The first thing you need to do is consider these things during the planning stage of your event:
- The location’s seasonal trends
- Time of the event
- The expected weather
Select a venue that appropriately fits these considerations. Remember to expect the worse that can happen on the event day, and be prepared to face that challenge if it comes.
Wind and rain are not the only issues that may arise. If you are hosting your event during the summer, there is a possibility of extremely hot weather that might be present that day depending on the location.
It’s important to have plenty of water for your guests and some tents for shade. If renting multiple tents is out of your budget, you could have one large tent to act as a cooling lounge for guests to take a break from the heat and cool off. Avoid serving alcohol, since this can cause further dehydration.
As the host of an event, it is your responsibility to make sure that everyone’s safety and well-being are strongly taken into consideration. Here are some extra items to purchase to make your guests’ experience more convenient in the heat.
- Bug repellent
- Water cases or beverage dispensers
Make sure you have some extra space in your budget for purchases like this. That way you and your attendees are ready for those unexpected changes in weather. No, you don’t need the ability to see the future to have a successful outdoor event, but you do need to be on your game for the sake of your guests.
Another tip you might want to think about is having a backup location in case of a thunderstorm or any other outdoor hazards. This might be expensive, but it can be something as simple as a building that is already nearby or even an extra tent. If you are expecting colder weather for your event, purchase outdoor heaters and remind guests to bring jackets and sweaters.
Finally, once you have made sure that your guests are going to be safe and content, it’s time to start booking event entertainment. Whether you need a wedding DJ or a live band for your corporate party, you can leave it to Breezin’ Entertainment. They are a Tampa entertainment agency with years of experience in the event and entertainment industry.
Your guests should not only feel safe but should also have fun. Contact Breezin’ to help make your event unforgettable.