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6 Essentials for Hosting the Perfect Outdoor Party

Outdoor parties remain one of the most fun ways to gather, socialize, and relax. The fresh, open air and surrounding lush greens set the perfect backdrop for enjoying some quality time with your friends and family. If you are planning to host an outdoor party this year, then a few essentials can ensure that everything runs smoothly. From garden and pool parties to cocktails and BBQ setups in a patio or backyard, having a few things at hand can make any outdoor gathering a success. Following are a few essentials to host a comfortable and enjoyable outdoor party for both you and your guest.

1. Fire Pits

(Olympus Rectangular Fire Pit Table from luxuryinferno.com pictured above)

If you love hosting outdoor parties, then investing in a fire pit could be one of the best ideas. Bringing a dose of warmth and coziness to any outdoor space, fire pits allow you to host almost all year round. You can take your party to late hours as the fire pit keeps your guest warm and cozy through the night. From portable propane to the latest virtual wood-burning smokeless ones, fire pits can amp up both the style and ambiance of your al-fresco lounging. It can be the perfect way to cozy up and bring life to your outdoor party.

Fire pits deliver an ambient glow and a dose of warmth to naturally draw people together. You can opt for a fire bowl which is the perfect way to bring people together. It can serve as an inviting centerpiece for any outdoor party, allowing your guest to gather, socialize, and enjoy some great conversations. Use them to toast marshmallows for S’mores at a kid-friendly Memorial Day or Fourth of July Party. Fire pits and bowls can be the perfect way to make the most of your outdoor space and enjoy a great time with friends and family. See the Sedona Fire Pit by the Outdoor Plus found on www.luxuryinferno.com pictured above!

2. Portable Seating

Portable seating remains the perfect complement to the fun and casual vibe of an outdoor party. It can ensure that your guests remain comfortable whether socializing in a large group or enjoying conversations in an intimate setting. Lightweight, portable chairs or foldable ones remain the perfect option. The chair can easily be carried to different places, allowing your guest to engage in conversation, relax, and enjoy to their heart's content.

You can even spread a few floor cushions along with a quilt or area rug. Lending a causal feel, the setup can allow your guest to relax and enjoy the open sky. You can use a variety of colors and patterns as a safe and efficient way to add a bit of flair and character to your party. For your next outdoor party have a handful of portable chairs and floor cushions to ensure adequate seating and a flexible setup for the gathering.

3. Lighting

Lightning remains essential for hosting a comfortable and enjoyable evening or night party. It is also a crucial factor for amping up the mood and ambiance of your party. A great idea is to use a variety of different lights to increase visibility and set up the perfect mood. One of the most convenient lighting option for any outdoor setting remains string lights. It can be hung anywhere and you can easily control the color and intensity to create the perfect ambiance.

You can pair string lights with lanterns that lend a soft and warm ambient glow to lift up the mood. Spread portable lanterns of different sizes anywhere from the dining table, pool, or benches to add stunning decor to your backyard or patio. Lastly, the perfect complement to any outdoor party remains landscape lighting. Use lights to highlight lush green plants and trees to add beautiful drama to your outdoor setup. Also, consider highlighting the pathway and steps to safely guide your guest. A prior consideration to lighting can be a great way to throw an enjoyable, safe, and memorable outdoor party.

4. Electric Outdoor Fireplace


An electric outdoor fireplace can be a safe and hassle-free way to control the harsh weather outdoors. Pictured above is the Symmetry Series Bespoke Built in Electric Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace by Amantii found on luxuryinferno.com. Being safe and spark-free, an electric fireplace remains a family-friendly alternative. It is the perfect option for outdoor parties where you would be hosting a lot of children. Electric outdoor fireplaces also offer more control over outdoor temperature. It can offer a warm and cozy atmosphere with or without heat. So on a warm evening when you plan to switch off the fireplace, it can still lend a warm and cozy atmosphere to your outdoor party.

If you have limited space, a wall-mounted electric fireplace remains the best solution. Available in a wide variety of sizes and designs, the fireplace can keep guests warm and cozy even in the most compact outdoor space. Choose one that befits the size and style of your patio or backyard to liven and cozy up your outdoor party.

5. Bug Spray or Citronella Candles

The most annoying and uninvited guests for any outdoor party are bugs and mosquitos. The situation may worsen towards the evening and can ruin the fun as guests become uncomfortable. Having bug spray, mosquito repellents, or wipes can be a great way to keep insects away from the party.

A creative and efficient way to repel mosquitoes is to use citronella candles. The scent of the candle can repel mosquitoes while its warm and ambient glow can lift up the ambiance. Another popular and interesting method is to opt for a hanging citronella coil. These can serve as a unique decor detail while keeping mosquitos away from your party. Stock up on bug sprays and repellents to keep your guest comfortable at all times.


6. Portable Speakers

Music remains the perfect way to liven up any dull party! From loud and upbeat songs to soft ones playing in the background, music can set the mood, bring people together, and enable them to create some wonderful memories. When taking the party outside, ensure that you have portable or wireless speakers to jazz up the event with some music. Outdoor portable speakers are specially designed to project sound further into the distance to deliver better sound quality.

Consider charging the speakers beforehand to avoid any last-minute hassle. It is also a good idea to make a playlist beforehand that suits your guests' preferences. You can also invest in speakers with Bluetooth to make playing guest requests much easier. Portable speakers can be a simple yet efficient way to uplift your outdoor party.


While outdoor parties can be a great way to enjoy time with friends and family, it is important to have a few essentials to avoid any last-minute hassle. Consider harsh weather elements, uninvited bugs, and mosquitoes that can make your guest uncomfortable. Invest in fire pits to keep your guest warm and cozy while bringing them together. Stock up on bug sprays and mosquito repellents especially if you are hosting an evening party. For creating the perfect setup focus towards portable chairs, floor cushions, and lighting. Use string lights, lanterns, and landscape lighting to set the perfect ambiance and ensure safety. Lastly, liven up your outdoor party with portable speakers. These few essentials can ensure that both you and your loved ones can enjoy the party and create some beautiful memories to cherish.

We at Luxury Inferno offer a wide range of fireplaces at the most competitive price. Our exclusive collection of outdoor fireplaces can bring warmth, comfort, and style to host the perfect outdoor party. Check out our collection of fire pits, fire bowls, and electric outdoor fireplaces to make the most of your patio, balcony, or backyard.

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