Summer’s here and it’s time for friends and outdoor fun. Make your summer bash the best ever with a little help from Thumbtack. Instead of running around town, trying to do it all like a crazy person, kick back with a lemonade and resource all your services on Thumbtack. We’re all about helping you party.
Get Ready for Backyard Boogie
Take your party from average to A-list level with musical entertainment. Cater to the crowd with a three-piece jazz trio, an upbeat reggae band, or country-western crooners. Let the good times roll.
Make It a Real Event
Avoid schlepping all over town, borrowing chairs and tables from various friends to accommodate all your party guests. Instead, have furniture and party decor delivered, set up, and then hauled away with Thumbtack with the help of an event planner. From basic folding chairs, to outdoor living room sets and chandeliers to hang in the trees, the sky’s the limit for style options.
Swab the Deck
Get that bad boy spray washed and ready for bare feet. Winter had its way with your gorgeous outdoor living space—time to get all the muck, dead leaves, and dirt cleaned up.
Shade the Patio
Elevate your outdoor party space by shading the patio. Overhead coverage means a cozy area for guests to hang, protection from the sun, and an elegant aesthetic. Not interested in a construction project before your party? A professionally installed sunshade looks fab, adds a modern touch, and is much more cost effective than a wood roof.
Fire up the Firepit
Keep guests warm when the sun starts to set, roast marshmallows and hot dogs as an interactive activity, and give adults a place to gather and relax while the kids play soccer on the grass. It’s usually an easy install and can be done in one day—plenty of time to make it happen before the big event. The firepit is a party gamechanger.
Consider Catered BBQ
Instead of sweating over your home grill while the guests are busy partying, turn over the tongs to the pros and get in on the fun. BBQ is the perfect summer party food. Request the caterers to bring a mobile grill, some sides of cornbread and black-eyed peas, and get ready to chow.
Prettify the Pool
You’ve been working out with a personal trainer, you got a splashy new swimsuit, the kids all have water wings, but the pool is a mossy disaster. Prep the pool for the big party with a professional clean that will balance out the ph and get it ready for summer. Same goes for that hot tub—it’s just waiting for late night stargazing sessions!
Bring in a Photo Booth
Up the ante at this year’s summer bash with a photo booth. Guests go crazy for this fun and interactive memory maker. Encourage friends to bring goofy props and watch the shenanigans unfold. Most booths offer unlimited photo strips, so the pics won’t stop until the party does.
Offer Parking Services
Is parking a tight squeeze in your ‘hood? Keep the neighbors happy and the chaos under control with a valet parking service. Plus, you’ll look like a badass.
Add a Slip and Slide Bounce House
Want to have adult time despite all the kids who’ll be coming? A water slide bouncy house will keep them engaged all day. Then they’ll be so pooped they’ll nap hard while y’all hang around the firepit, enjoying the summer eve. Double win.
Plan on a Pre and Post-Party House Clean
Go for the two-fer house cleaning option in preparation for your shindig. One visit to clean the house the day before the big event, and the second visit to clear away the wreckage the day after the party. It’ll be the best gift you give yourself all summer.
Don’t Forget the Bartender
Keep the drinks and laughs flowing with a professional bartender. Request a signature drink (maybe featuring mint from your garden?!) or let the pro take the reins and create a cocktail customized to your party theme.