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The last few years have changed not just everyday life, but also the way special occasions are celebrated. With quarantine, isolation and limited visitor numbers celebrating special occasions has needed some creativity to turn the home into a wonderful party atmosphere. So in case you are decorating a carport for a party, read on for some more ideas
Alfresco dining, homemade culinary delights, close family and friends, and a beautiful afternoon breeze – what else do you need to turn your home into the perfect party venue?
The patio is often the first thought for a party, but sometimes that just isn’t the best area. The patio might not be large enough to accommodate everyone, to set up music and dance floor, set up buffet-style tables for food and drink, and decorate appropriately for the celebration. Or you might not have a patio and may not want everyone inside. The carport may offer the perfect solution for the party venue. With a little bit of effort, you can transform the carport into an amazing party venue within a few hours. Whether it be a birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, baby shower, promotion, retirement, Sunday roast, family reunion, or some other milestone worth celebrating – the carport can be transformed to become party central. You will wonder why you ever went out to celebrate occasions before Covid-19 when celebrating at home can be more fun, intimate and cheaper for the party.
If you don’t have a Carport and you live in Brisbane or the Gold Coast in Australia then now is the time to build one. Have it built before the party and then use it as a carport and party venue in the future.
Seating – make sure there are enough seats for everyone. The great thing about parties at home with family and friends is you can utilise the seating you already have – just move the patio furniture and dining furniture into the carport for the party. If it is a more formal occasion then it is easy to hire stackable chairs and have them delivered to your home. Chairs can be fancied up with covers and ribbons for more formal celebrations.
Table – you will need a table for food and drink. Again, the table/s can come from the home – move the dining table and/or outdoor patio table to the carport for the party. Use some table cloths that fit with the party theme and affix them with pegs or pins to stop any flapping, or splurge on some paper theme table cloths from the cheap shops and tape under the table to secure. The tables can also be decorated with some fresh picked flowers from the garden, or make some paper flowers and theme decorations and fold the paper napkins a little fancy. Tea lights and led string lights can also enhance table settings.
Walls – carports can vary with how many solid walls are present. Some have no walls, some have one solid wall at the end, others are against the home so share the side wall of the house, and some might be enclosed on two sides. If you do have a solid wall in the carport then it is a good idea to utilise this wall as the feature wall. Use the feature wall to create visual interest in the carport, utilise the vertical space and make this area for photos with family and guests.
For the exposed poles of the carport wrap these in streamers or balloons. To completely transform the space you could opt for draping fabric over the walls (or the open sides of the carport and affixing to the ground), make a balloon feature, or a paper flower wall. On special occasions it is also nice to have photo collages on a wall to celebrate the occasion.
Ceiling – the ceiling of the carport is just as important as the walls to add to the ambiance of the space. This can be transformed with balloons, lanterns, string lights, draping fabric, or a combination of effects. Just be sure to stick to the same colour theme throughout walls, ceiling, and table, and decorations to tie the carport into a cohesive party venue.
Carports can be so much more than just a spot to park a car. Transform your carport into another versatile living and party area of the home by decorating a carport.
We hope this read has given you a little inspiration into hosting your next big event at home.
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