What to Do If Rains on the Day of Your Outdoor Event
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Rained Out Outdoor Party Ideas
The grass has been recently mowed, the deck is covered in balloons, and the folding tables are perfectly set when all of a sudden the clouds are rolling in and threatening to ruin your party before it starts.
Anyone who has ever planned an outdoor event knows the dread of such a scene. It doesn't matter if you control every little detail; the only thing you can't control is the weather.
Move It Indoors
When rain threatens an outdoor party, your first instinct may be to bring the party indoors. However, it is rarely simple without a predetermined plan for such an occurrence.
When planning your outdoor party, it is a good idea to plan an indoor party as well. When creating your guest list, for example, consider how many people you can reasonably entertain indoors, which may be less than the number you could spread around the garden.
While some themes can easily move from outside to inside, others may depend on the outside environment. A pool party, for example, isn't something that can be moved indoors, but that doesn't mean the whole topic should be eliminated. Kids can still wear their swimsuits indoors and although they may not know how to swim, they can still enjoy an indoor beach party.
A tea garden can also be moved indoors when you gather all the plants in your house and some artificial floral details to transform a room into an indoor garden. Maybe you've planned a great outdoor scavenger hunt for your pirate party? Instead, hide the birthday cake inside.
Write a note from a rival gang of pirates claiming to have stolen this birthday treasure, then plant a trail of clues leading to the location of the cake.
When gathering supplies for your outdoor party, consider decorations that can be easily relocated or grab a few extras to keep on hand in case you have to transform an indoor space in a short amount of time.
Outdoor parties and barbecue grills seem to go hand in hand. If the grill is located under a shelter and the rain is not too strong, you can still grill outside and simply serve the food inside.
However, when the rain hits your party, there is always the chance that it will bring along your wayward friends known as Wind and Lightning, leaving you with nothing to feed a house full of starving children.
Save the day (and your sanity) by keeping a pizza delivery store number available or follow some of these alternate suggestions for an alternate menu:
- Some casseroles, prepared and frozen ahead of time, can be thawed on the morning of the event if there is a threat of a storm. And they won't go to waste if the sun is shining. Just store them in the freezer and use them next time you need a quick and easy dinner fix.
- Snacks are easy to make on the morning of the party, or you can plan a snack plate and some easy side dishes like fries and salads to go with your barbecues. If the party is indoors, you can even spread a blanket on the floor and let the kids have a picnic indoors.
- Convenience foods that go straight from the freezer to the oven or microwave are also, well, convenient to store in case you need a last-minute menu change. Some of the kid's favorite selections include pizza, chicken nuggets, mozzarella sticks, quesadillas, and French fries.
Perhaps the day is not expected to be a total failure. When the forecast predicts light rain or drizzle, you can still save your party plan - that is, with a little help from some outdoor shelter.
If your deck or patio has an awning or gazebo, place the party table underneath. This way, children will have a place to gather during periods when the weather keeps them away from the rest of the yard.
Another alternative is to set up party tarps or tents in the backyard. The garage is another useful space for a party on a rainy day. Lift the doors, get the car out, make room, and place the party table inside.
Call the parents on the day of the party and ask them to prepare their children's raincoats. If the temperature is warm enough, it won't hurt your guests to get a little wet. They'll probably be happy to make the most of the rainy weather with impromptu party activities like rain dances, spinning umbrellas, and jumping in puddles.
If your party is really reliant on the outdoors and a sunny day, you may have no choice but to reschedule. Pick a rainy date and add it to the invitation.
Hopefully, you won't need to use it, but guests should know in advance what to do in case of rain. A rain date also lets guests know that they must also keep the secondary date for free.
Rainy Day Party Theme
If you can't stop the rain, hug it. Change your party theme to a "rainy day" and enjoy a celebration with rain-themed decorations, games, and food.
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