Video:Safety Tips for Throwing an Outdoor Partywith Brian Green
The safety of your guests should be one of your top priorities when throwing an outdoor party. To that end, this video from About.com will provide some safety tips for hosting just such a party.See Transcript
Transcript:Safety Tips for Throwing an Outdoor Party
Hi, I'm Brian Green from F & G Weddings for About.com, your life stylist, and today we're talking about safety tips for throwing that outdoor party.
Create a Safe Environment for a Party
In terms of safety for your guests, we want to make sure we have a lifeguard if it's a pool party so that everyone who is enjoying the pool is safe. And for just a general outdoor party, we want to make sure you've cut away any roots from any trees that may be protruding. We want to make sure if there's any loose stone in your yard to move it away so people don't stumble on it.
We want to make sure that the alcohol is not too close to the pool, we want to make sure that it's a good distance away so that people don't get tipsy and fall in. We definitely want to make sure that no accidents can happen.
Avoid Using Glassware
Let's not try to use glassware. There are so many fun, colored plastic glasses and plates to make a fun, creative themed party at all of your big box stores that you love. So we want to make sure that we're going to go get those. It will add great ambience and atmosphere to your party, and you're not worried about guests breaking glass and cutting themselves.
Keep Grill Away From Party Guests
Of course we want to make sure that the grill is a good safe distance away so that when the smoke is blowing, it's not blowing directly into your guests' faces. We want to make sure that we're down wind, not up wind, so we want to make sure that it stays away from everyone as much as possible. Just be really safe to make sure your guests have the best party possible, so that we're not running to the emergency room.
This is Brian Green for About.com and I'll see you outside.