Entertaining & Parties Made Cool With An Evaporative Cooler
Not only is the three-day holiday weekend approaching for Memorial Day, for many, it’s celebration time for families with graduates embarking on their exit from high school or college. Often the gathering venue is the home backyard or patio for celebrating their graduate’s achievements. Look no further than social media (like Pinterest) or online sites for inspirational party ideas, décor and set-up. However, when planning an outdoor celebration, Mother Nature can often have an impact — especially in late May and early June. Here are some tips for pre-party prep:
Tent set-up – If you have limited covered patio space, consider putting up a small tent. Many affordable ones are available at mass merchants. Having even a small one or two will offer needed respite from the sun or potential rain. You can also rent larger tents from party rental locations and they will handle set-up and tear down for you.
Bug control – Be sure to stock up on citronella scented candles or other mosquito deterring products to keep the bite away. They even add a bit of ambiance for evening parties.
Lighting for evening hours – Many afternoon parties linger into the evening. Invest in a few strategically placed solar lights to add décor and lighting as guests stay into the evening.
Keep it cool – As we all know summer means heat and preventing heat isn’t possible. Unfortunately, fans simply blow stagnant, warm air around and misters can be unpleasantly drenching. Evaporative cooling, however, is an efficient and easy way to keep guest cool and comfortable throughout the party! Smaller, portable evaporative coolers — such as Portacool Cyclone evaporative coolers — are easy to find at home improvement stores and online, and maybe even be available for rental! Here’s a link to an overview of these coolers found on YouTube.
New for 2019 – the Cyclone 140 joins the line-up of Cyclone Evaporative Coolers offerings, offering cooling for spaces up to 900 square feet.