June 2, 2017

Party in the garage!

Hosting a party but not sure you have enough space in your house? Hosting a garden party but worried the weather might throw a spanner into the works? Worry no longer! If you’ve got a garage, you’ve got the perfect party environment.

Okay, I know what you’re thinking, “garage = perfect party environment, really?” Well, it might not look like a party venue at first glance, but if you follow the tips in this article, you can easily and quickly transform your garage into the ideal party space.

Party in the Garage

First things first: Clean and camouflage

Evidently, your garage is going to need a little help from some soapy water and elbow grease for its transformation. First of all, move all the large objects you can out of the garage, cover those that you cannot move with a colorful or white cloth. Then wash everything down; walls, floors and surfaces. Make sure there are no objects left that could harm children or pets. Check all your lightbulbs are working and replace those that aren’t. If you’re planning on using a projector, put a white sheet up on one wall as a makeshift screen.

Think about decorations

You want people to feel comfortable in your garage, so make sure you provide adequate seating. If you don’t have enough chairs, borrow some from your friends and family. You can always ask guests to bring a chair if needed. You’re also going to need tables to put out food and drinks, you should cover these with nice brightly colored or white tablecloths.

Now that’s the basics, it’s time to think about decorating the party, you probably have a theme, so stick to it! Decorate everywhere: inside the garage, the exterior of the garage, your garden and even your driveway. Don’t forget to set up a music system for background music!

What about refreshments?

Whether you’re providing the food and drinks or whether it’s a pot-luck, BYOB-type party, you’ll need to set up refreshments tables and maybe even hook up a fridge in the garage to keep things nice and cool. Don’t forget about ice! Also, you’ll need to provide plates, cups and cutlery, you can usually find nice paper plates at your local dollar store that are perfect for parties like these!

Finally, don’t forget your manners!

Let your neighbors know you’re throwing a party so they don’t get an unpleasant surprise. If you’re throwing a general party with friends (as opposed to a family event), it’s a good idea to extend an invitation to your neighbors. They might say no, but I’m sure they’ll appreciate the gesture.

Is your garage door in good enough shape?

If your garage door needs a good tune-up, or if you’re thinking about investing in a new one, give us a call at 978-741-1600 before your party. If you already have an idea about the type of door you’re looking for, why not send us a request for a customized quotation. We can even come out to your home and help you make the right choice!

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our image gallery, or play around with our Design Centre tool.

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