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Set Up Plan to have the food in one area, preferably someplace where there is easy access to an outlet or two for crock pots or other electrical devices people may bring. And make sure you have lots of ice. Purchase a few aluminum throw-away baking dishes; it works well to put ice in the bottom, and then dishes that need to be cooled can be placed inside and salads will stay cool and fresh. People congregate where there is food, so plan for that. A party begins and ends with food—it starts by eating food, we drink a few beverages, and then it’s snack time again. Set up a few card tables or create a small seating area with lawn chairs near the food. Maybe even have an empty cooler with ice in it ready for people to store and cool their beverages as they arrive. The Things You Don’t Think About Until It’s Too Late… Bugs. Sun. Seating. Bathrooms. Trash. As people arrive, let them know where the restrooms are. This will allow you to enjoy your party and not be showing people

to the bathroom all night. Have some bug spray or lotion available for your guests, as mosquitoes and flies always enjoy a good barbeque. Some homeowners who battle the bugs all summer have even purchased a bug fogger or plan to spray for bugs before events. Planning for sun protection is also important. Have some sunscreen setting out in a basket for people to use as needed. Umbrellas and tents are also great so that young children and older adults can still enjoy the summer, but get out of the sun’s

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rays. Garbage cans. Put them in various locations so that you won’t have as much clean-up in the end. Check them often throughout the party, as well. Have Fun and Be Flexible The one big variable in our neck of the woods is the weather. Be flexible and have a Plan B—usually the garage. Tidy up and realize that wind may blow, rain may fall, but the company of friends and family doesn’t have to end!

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Outdoor Design & Living Guide - Summer 2009  
Outdoor Design & Living Guide - Summer 2009  

Issue 1 - Summer 2009 issue of Outdoor Design & Living Guide of Fargo-Moorhead