Summer is right around the corner and our family is getting our backyard summer ready so we can enjoy the great weather. Whether you like to entertain your immediate family, invite a few friends over, or have a ton of people over, having a beautiful backyard can make everyone’s experience fun and relaxing. As our family preps for summer barbecues and hang outs, I thought I’d share my summer entertaining essentials with you all!
Make Your Lawn Look Fabulous
I don’t know about you, but when I tell my husband we’re having company over, he sprints to pull out the mower and starts working on the lawn. If you’re looking for a great lawn mower, don’t miss the Toro 60V Max Stripe™ Mower. This battery powered mower allows for pro-level striping to create a statement-making, neighbor-envying lawn. It also runs for over an hour and you’ll never stink like gasoline! When getting ready to have guests over, you can zoom through mowing time by customizing speed with an easily adjustable speed control knob. There’s even a max power mode that can be activated with the push of a button! If you want to look fancy, consider making fun striping designs. They’re so much easier than you think with the Toro 60V Max Stripe™ Mower.
Pick A Fun Theme
There’s something so fun about inviting friends over with a fun theme. Choose a luau, fiesta, or even just cute picnic theme to add some additional fun! Pull out a blanket, table, a colorful tablescape, and comfortable pillows for everyone to enjoy. My favorite part about this summer entertaining essential? Walking around barefoot and feeling the lush grass between my toes! It just makes everyone feel more cozy and right at home! Don’t forget to ask your guests to dress up to add to the fun!
Bring Out Fun Games
If you plan on having guests over this summer, don’t miss this summer entertaining essential! I love having no-pressure games or activities for our guests to do when we have them over. It can be hard to coordinate the food, guests arriving at separate times, and more, but having games like a large Jenga, cornhole, giant dominoes, or Connect Four. Games can help ease the tension among guests that don’t know each other and create less stress on you while you get last minute things ready!
Plan A Delicious Meal
One of my favorite things to do when guests come over is cook them a meal. Making a meal for someone takes time, effort, and thoughtfulness. I aim to impress, and even a simple menu can seem incredible. Want a fun secret to elevate your guests’ experience? Use a branding tool on steaks! Your guests will find it fancy and it is easy to do. Also- don’t use this time to decide to create a brand new recipe. Use a foolproof recipe you’ve made many times before so it’s effortless as well as delicious. You’ll all be grateful for it!
Do A Quick Refresh
Having friends or family over for summer entertaining also means keeping everything looking extra pristine. The Toro 60V Max 605 CFM / 120 MPH Brushless Leaf Blower is a great way to add extra oomph to your curb appeal. The Brushless Leaf Blower has more power, more run time, and longer life so you can clean up after mowing quickly and efficiently. We love how powerful it is! Use it for grass after mowing, leaves in the yard, or to quickly clean up your back porch for your guests. Finish it off with a quick scrub of your porch, and this quick refresh will make a huge difference in a small amount of time.
Toro Summer of Stripes Giveaway
Make your summer entertaining dreams happen with so many incredible products from Toro! Get $20 off select Toro 60V handheld tools through 5/31. Plus, enter Toro’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a suite of Toro 60V tools. If you use my referral code STEPHANIE when entering, it doubles your chances! (Sweepstakes will be live through 5/25 after which a winner will be chosen.) You could win this amazing Toro prize pack that includes:
- Toro 60V Portable Portable package and a 60V Max Stripe Mower :
- 21623 – 60V Max Stripe Mower
- 51822 – Leaf Blower
- 51836 – Attachment Capable String Trimmer
- 88710 – Attachment Stick edger
- 88715 – Attachment Cultivator
- 88714 – Attachment Pole Saw
- 51850T – Chainsaw
- 51840T – Hedge Trimmer
- 1 Toro branded Babbleboxx with all contents