Host a Garage Party!
At some point, everyone needs a party venue. Most of us do not have a place in our home that can be converted into a fabulous space for birthday parties, wedding receptions, or just a “school’s over” celebration; at least we think we don’t. There is one.
At some point, everyone needs a party venue. Most of us do not have a place in our home that can be converted into a fabulous space for birthday parties, wedding receptions, or just a “school’s over” celebration — at least we think we don’t.
A Venue Ready to Use
There is one place most of us have that can be converted to whatever theme we want and with very little effort: the garage. To begin the transformation, clear out the space and hang color-themed plastic table cloths from the highest point in the garage. Before hanging the “curtains,” connect the tops of the plastic with duct tape and then either tack the finished product to the walls or stretch a clothes line on hooks to hold the “curtains.” Cover all the walls in this way. The plastic table cloths can be purchased at the Dollar Store.
Deck It Out with Decorations
Now that you have a back-drop, let your imagination go wild. If you are creating a birthday venue, streamers of crepe paper and balloons will make things pop. Strings of white lighting can be crisis-crossed above on the ceiling. If the cake is something you want to feature, a high cake table can be rented at a party rental store for a very small fee. They can also provide the linen for draping on the table. Depending on how elaborate you want the decor to be, other items can also be rented for a reasonable fee. There are cocktail tables, linen for dressing them, candles, portable bars, bubble machines, strings of lights, and sound systems available to rent. If you do want to decorate with some lighting, the strings of lights from the rental store are very long (much longer than a string of Christmas lights), and one string covers a large area. Lights add a whole extra level to your party atmosphere.
If your event is during the summer, open the garage door and let the party “spill” out onto the driveway. Line the area with tiki torches and place tables dressed with linen and candles on the paved driveway.
If you plan to serve anything other than cake and drinks, finger foods are best. You might decide to be more cosmopolitan and serve cupcakes instead of a cake, but you could still use the cake table to display them.
Before the bash, it would be a good idea to notify your neighbors that it may get a little noisy. But being a little noisy might mean the party is a success!
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