Making the Most of the Midwestern Summer: 3 New Outdoor Party Ideas

An open awning covers an outdoor patio in the Midwest

“Summers in the Midwest tend to be humid and hot,” as reported by USA Today. “Temperatures in the 80s and 90s are common, and in many areas of the region, the temperature rises to triple digits at least a few times each summer.”

As such, if you live in this area of the United States, you might approach the idea of hosting an outdoor summer party with a little trepidation. After all, can you keep it cool, comfortable, and safe?

Our answer: Absolutely! Thus, we’re here to present you with three of our top party choices for your Midwestern backyard:

Lounging With a Hawaiian Luau

One of the best ways to take advantage of the Midwestern heat? Reimagine it as a tropical getaway! So set up a tiki bar, bring on the beach decor, and prepare platters of pineapple and coconut everything — because it’s time to vacation in your backyard!

Particularly if you have a poolside party, you can celebrate the season without having to sacrifice your comfort to the sun.

In fact, by installing a custom-designed Sunesta awning, you can reap the benefit of both comfort and aesthetics! Not only will the awning keep the luau cool and leisurely by helping you stay up to 20 degrees cooler, but you can also design it according to your preference of over 150+ fabric options.

Taking Charge With a Taco Bar

If you’re not in the mood for a tropical change but would still like to dig into your favorite dishes with your loved ones, we recommend a make-your-own-taco bar!

Whether you pair it with masterful margaritas or lavish homemade lemonade, this summer meal is sure to be a hit. Simply spread out all manner of meats, cheeses, greens, and toppings to let each attendee create their crunchy taco to their heart’s content as they ease into a social summer.

What’s more, you’ll want to keep the food protected from outdoor pests that long to get in on the meal — which is why we encourage you to check out Sunesta’s revolutionary retractable screens! Available in a variety of mesh options and capable of blocking brutal sun exposure, your partygoers are sure to thank you for the all-around protection.

Beginning the Backyard Movie Bash

As the sun begins to dip in the sky and the oppressive Midwestern heat recedes in the wake of the evening, you’ll want to deploy your custom retractable awning.

After all, beneath its cover, you can pile up the pillows, blankets, and other lush options for lounging while you turn on the projector for a movie party! What better way to stay cool and entertained with your loved ones while still relishing the summertime warmth and joy?

And don’t forget, you can further enhance the evening and ambiance with Sunesta’s LED awning lights. By stringing them delicately above you from the awning’s frame, you can brighten the mood without obstructing the view!

So, are you ready to learn more about how Sunesta can help you get the party started in your own Midwestern backyard? Then contact our team today to get your FREE estimate!

We offer white-glove customer service, custom-designed products, and a variety of technological options to enhance your overall experience of outdoor comfort. Call 1-800-SUNESTA today to learn more about living life in the shade!