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3 Reasons and Ways to Entertain in Your Backyard

by John Mahan 07/17/2022

Hosting a get-together or event is an often rewarding experience. You get to spend time with your loved ones, show off the nuances of your home and enjoy the atmosphere of having everyone around. But what if there was a way to enhance that atmosphere while minimizing cleanup?

Here are a few ways entertaining outdoors can improve your gathering experience.

More Space to Spread Out

Your home may be full of illustrious space and great entertaining areas. However, it’s nice to spread out, enjoy company and keep the festivities comfortable. Entertaining outdoors is a great way to do that.

With more space to roam, your guests will enjoy each other’s company without strange internal acoustics or the fear of them bumping into a prized piece of indoor décor. They’ll also be able to maintain their own comfort levels and personal space distances that make them feel at ease around the other guests.

More Space to Vent

There’s a good chance you’re cooking or entertaining with some sort of scent-producing snacks. Depending on the snacks that you put out, you may end up with a cornucopia of smells that may not mix well together. Likewise, you could also host a gathering that would benefit from being able to be outdoors and get a little fresh air and movement, especially if a round of extreme board games break out. Either way, entertaining outdoors is an excellent way to maintain freshness during your event and keep the clean air flowing.

Less to Clean

Possibly the greatest thing about hosting any type of get-together outdoors is the cleanup. While you may still need to clean up after your guests have gone home, there are fewer surfaces and touch points to worry about. Whether you’re worried about sticky fingers or grimy counters, entertaining outdoors can reduce the amount of surfaces your guests come into contact with, which means fewer surfaces for you to tend to after the fact.

Hosting get-togethers doesn’t have to be a tedious and arduous task after the fact. It can be enjoyable and personal while also giving you and your guests enough space to enjoy the party.

About the Author

John Mahan

I'm John Mahan, Sales Associate with William Raveis Real Estate, Harwich Port Office.

Throughout his childhood, John Mahan spent summers on Cape Cod at his parents’ home in Dennis Port. His intro to the Cape was, as he puts it, when his parents “carried me down the stairs at Sea Street Beach when I was a week old.” With a lifelong connection to Cape Cod, it seemed only natural for John and his wife, Mary, to move to Harwich – where they still reside – with their two young children in 1996.

Prior to moving to Cape Cod, John lived in the Worcester-Auburn area where he worked for Mass Electric for 10 years and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Utility Workers. When John and his family moved to the Cape, he worked at NSTAR for six years.

John began his career in real estate in 2002 when he joined Team Waystack Realty in Harwich Port. He has been a consistent top producing realtor in the Harwich area for the past 20 years. John’s approachable demeanor, combined with an integral understanding of the Cape Cod residential real estate market, have allowed him to build trusting, long-term relationships with his clients – both sellers and buyers.