For the last few months, the world has hunkered down as much as possible, social distancing, staying apart in an effort to mitigate a pandemic. Middle Tennessee is no different. And we have found wonderful solutions for staying in touch and being together apart, through technology, masks, birthday parades and more.
Restrictions have begun to loosen. And while maintaining social distance space is still important, we can find ways to be together again. One of the best ways is to enjoy each other’s company outdoors. Having the wide-open space allows for maintaining a six-foot distance as well as dissipating the air we breathe. If you’re looking for ideas and guidance to hosting a lawn party, you’re in the right place!
Getting Together with Lawn Parties
Whether you are looking to host a planned get-together or whether you have a spontaneous gathering of friends and neighbors on your lawn or driveway, be ready with some great ideas.
- BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair. Encouraging friends to bring lawn blankets or camping chairs reduces your stress of finding a place for everyone to sit. And gathering outside in a circle facilitates that wonderful in-person conversation you’ve been missing while still staying six feet apart.
- BYOF – Bring Your Own Food. This is a great planning tool. Talk to your guests beforehand to gauge their comfort level. Some people are more comfortable bringing their own food or having something prepackaged. Discussing this pre-gathering will make everyone feel at ease, and potentially save you the headache of party food prep and the heartache of no one eating it.
- Lawn Games. One of the best parts of a lawn party is the ability to just have some good old-fashioned fun. And lawn games are tailor-made for social distancing. Corn hole, horseshoes, croquet, washers and bocce ball are all fun technology-free ways to interact while still being safe.
- Movie Night. Warm summer nights are perfect for gathering to watch movies, especially the ones everyone has seen a million times and still love!
- Chalk and Talk. Sidewalk chalk isn’t just for kids anymore. Grab a blanket or pillow and find a spot on the driveway or sidewalk. It can be so freeing to just doodle, draw, create and chat with friends and family. You can even create games or obstacle courses for each other. Best of all, this family-friendly activity is perfect for all ages.
Be Ready for Your Outdoor Social Distancing
Be proactive in enjoying your outdoor living space all summer long. At Turf Managers, we will help you be ready. With full-service landscaping treatments, we provide everything you need for enjoying the outdoors, including lawn care, weed and feed, tree and shrub care and trimming, mosquito prevention treatment and more.
Contact Turf Managers at (615) 269-7706 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs. Whether you’re preparing for a one-time event or interested in keeping your yard Lawn-Party-ready all summer long, we’re here for you.