So you’ve finished planning the perfect garden party. The food is ready to go, the decorations are in place and the entertainment is sorted.
Don’t worry! We’ve created this guide to make sure the show can still go on, and it’ll still be as great as you pictured it. So sit back and get ready to find out how you can still make it work when it rains at your outdoor party.
Sort out your Party Food
Get the Grill On
When you don’t have too many guests to cater for, throw the food on the grill setting on your oven. Although it won’t have the authentic barbecued taste, it’ll still taste great if it’s well seasoned and has been marinated. You can also fry the burgers and sausages instead if you’re grilling space isn’t large enough.
Have a Takeaway Number on Hand
If serving your plan A BBQ food isn’t an option, you can think about ordering a takeaway. There aren’t too many guests out there that won’t be happy with some pizza instead! Have a phone number for your local takeaway ready in case you need it. This is a good idea in case it suddenly rains at your party.
Switch to Buffet Style Food
Stock up on Frozen Food
Think about Games and Activities
- Musical statues
- Pin the tail on the donkey
- Pass the parcel
- Treasure hunt
- Musical chairs
- Cards against Humanity
- Joking Hazard
Don't Forget the Decorations
So hopefully you’ve managed to save your party decorations from the rain. But if you’ve moved the party inside, it doesn’t mean you have to ditch your themed decorations.
Bring the outdoors indoors, and embrace your theme regardless of the weather. Take a look at our tropical beach party theme guide for some great ideas. If this Hawaiian beach party theme can work indoors, then we’re sure whatever theme you were planning will work too!