Planning a Party? Prep your Patio!

What better way to spend a scintillating summer evening then by hosting a memorable backyard bash? Of course, you’ll want to enjoy yourself, too. Keep it simple and prep your patio ahead of time, so you can spend more time at the soiree.

First, make your place presentable and mow the lawn. Clean the pool, if you have one.

Be sure you have enough seating. If you’re expecting a large crowd, buy or borrow some lawn chairs. Strategically place trash cans around the patio for easy clean-up. Don’t forget about the music, and get your sound system ready!

If you’re doing the cooking, prep as much as possible. Choose a signature summer drink or dish that your guests will enjoy. Consider trying this quick and easy recipe for a Passion Cooler:

(4 servings)

8 oz. pineapple juice

8 oz. mango juice

4 oz. orange juice

4 oz. passion fruit juice

1 mashed banana

Blend briefly with crushed ice. Garnish with a spiral of orange peel and a slice of banana. Serve and enjoy!