You've just been invited to a backyard party/bonfire—huzzah! You are in for a time of sharing, fun, and the making of many happy memories. But as a good guest, what should you bring?
A party is not a party without food—delicious food, and lots of it! As an invitee, you can help your hosts dramatically in this area by bringing some of your favorite munchies to share. Here are some ideas:
After filling your stomach with tasty campfire foods, everyone needs a hearty drink to hydrate.
Who can say no to punch? Bring a variety of sodas (particularly white sodas like Sprite, 7-Up, and ginger ale) and fruit juices (citrus and berry ones are ideal) to mix and match your own punch. Extra points if you have some fresh fruit to slice and throw in the mix.
If your host already has drinks planned, you can offer to bring ice, or little sides to supplement and/or spice up the drinks (fruit, décor, cups, etc)
Instead of sitting in a backyard staring at each other in boredom, why not break out some fun backyard games to break the ice and help everyone relax and enjoy each other's company? Here are some excellent ideas to get you started:
It's good manners to bring a gift for the host who was so kind to invite you to their backyard bash. Some practical gifts that will be much appreciated may include:
The most important tip, of course, is to remember to have fun! Enjoy the hard work of the hosts and be grateful that you can contribute in your own little way. Best of all, you can invite the host in return to your own backyard bash some day. When that time comes, remember Walden Backyards has got your back!