We’re well and truly into the swing of the festive season and with Christmas, New Year and summer holidays just around the corner it’s party time in Brightwood! Warm balmy nights and holidays are such a festive, fun time to open your home to friends and family for some delicious food, drinks and fun times. If you’re looking for a little party inspiration, keep reading for all our top tips.

Get decorative
Whether it’s a Christmas, New Year’s or Australia Day function you’re hosting, nothing spruces up an event like some creative and fun decorations to get in the spirit. Add some touches around your home and garden that reflect your celebrations, think Aussie flags or larger celebratory pieces in gold and silver for New Year’s Eve parties. Balloons and banners also work really well for adding pops of colour and to present festive messages!

Smart catering
Keep it simple with large grazing platters or easy crowd pleasers like a BBQ and salads. If you’re entertaining for large numbers it can also be useful to ask your guests to contribute with a side dish, salad, dessert or some drinks. Light, fresh foods are good for warm, summer temperatures and dishes that are easy to plate up for the kids will make your summer party a breeze!

Have some fun!
Take your party to the next level with some fun games for everyone to enjoy. From outdoor garden games such as petanque, bocce or quoits to cards and memory games, these can be a great ice breaker and there are activities for all ages. Encourage the kids to get imaginative with a few rounds of hide and seek, sports equipment or if you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your Brightwood backyard, teach them how to play Marco Polo.

Soundtrack your party
Everyone loves a good party tune and a summer soiree is the perfect opportunity to curate your favourite playlist. Spend some time putting together your favourite songs, being mindful to include jams to appeal to all generations and that won’t detract from the party vibe (such as loud rock and roll!). Relaxing, upbeat background music is great for group lunches or dinners but don’t be afraid to feature a few disco tracks in there in case the dancefloor gets going.

Keep it COVID-safe
While WA is certainly in a very strong position with regards to COVID-19, you can never be too careful. Have a hand sanitiser handy for guests and encourage good hygiene practices, especially before eating and for those preparing or cooking food. Remind guests to send their apologies if they are unwell and keep guest numbers at an appropriate level to allow for social distancing where possible.

Are you hosting your own summer soirees at your Brightwood home this season? We’d love to know what you’ve got planned! If you can see a future for you and your family at Brightwood Baldivis, feel free to get in touch with our team who would love to chat to you about available house and land packages.

Debra Hanlon
Phone: 0414 940 724
Email: deb@parcelproperty.com.au

Lee Johnstone
Phone: 0403 060 129
Email: ljohnstone@parcelproperty.com.au