As Thanksgiving week approaches, it’s the ideal time to start planning a memorable backyard get-together with friends and family. Whether celebrating the holiday or enjoying quality time together, your backyard can become the ultimate outdoor oasis. This blog shares tips and ideas to help host the perfect backyard gathering, including the importance of adding awnings and shading for comfort and style.
Delicious Menu to Delight Your Guests
No backyard get-together is complete without a delicious menu tantalizing the taste buds. Plan a diverse spread of appetizers, main courses, and desserts that cater to everyone’s preferences. Consider having a themed menu or incorporating seasonal ingredients to add a special touch to your gathering.
In Season Foods
November in California offers an abundance of in-season foods to incorporate into your menu. Consider featuring fresh produce like pomegranates, persimmons, Brussels sprouts, and winter squash. These ingredients can be used in salads, side dishes, and even cocktails, adding a touch of seasonal flair to your gathering.
Thanksgiving With A Twist
Give your backyard get-together a unique twist by incorporating BBQ Thanksgiving dishes. Consider smoking or grilling your turkey for a flavorful and slightly unconventional take on the traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece. Remember to offer a variety of BBQ sauces to satisfy every palate. And for vegetarians, grilled portobello mushrooms or stuffed peppers can be delightful alternatives.
Fun and Games for All Ages
From classic lawn games like cornhole and horseshoes to team sports like volleyball or soccer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Remember to prepare a playlist of your favorite tunes to keep the energy high.
Turkey Trot Relay
Organize a playful relay race where participants don turkey-themed costumes and “waddle” to the finish line with a balloon “egg” between their knees. It’s a lighthearted activity that will bring laughter and friendly competition.
Pie Eating Contest
No Thanksgiving celebration is complete without pies. Host a pie-eating contest with various flavors of pies and see who can devour a slice the fastest without using their hands. It’s messy but incredibly entertaining!
Creating a Comfortable and Shaded Space
One of the keys to a successful backyard gathering is creating a comfortable environment where your guests can relax and enjoy themselves. San Jose’s sunny weather can be a blessing and bring intense heat. That’s where awnings and shading solutions from ERS come into play.
ERS Awnings for Stylish Shading
Imagine your backyard adorned with beautiful and stylish awnings from European Rolling Shutters (ERS). Our awnings provide much-needed shade during sunny days and add a touch of elegance to your outdoor space. They are customizable to match your unique style and backyard aesthetics.
Customized Shading Solutions
What sets ERS apart is our commitment to customization. We understand that every backyard and your shading needs are different. Our experts can visit your home, take precise measurements, and design shading solutions tailored to your space. With ERS, you’re not just getting off-the-shelf products but shading solutions that enhance comfort and style.
Beat the Heat, Stay Cool
With ERS awnings providing ample shade, your guests can stay cool even on the sunniest days. Whether you’re setting up an outdoor dining area, a cozy lounge, or a play zone for the kids, the addition of shading ensures that everyone can enjoy the festivities without worrying about the scorching sun.
Versatile Outdoor Entertainment
With your backyard comfortably shaded by ERS awnings, the possibilities for outdoor entertainment are endless. Host a Thanksgiving feast, arrange an afternoon tea, or set up an outdoor movie night under the protection of your awnings. You can keep the party going daily to night without missing a beat.
Ready For Your Shading Solution? Give Us A Call!
This Thanksgiving week, take your backyard get-together to the next level by incorporating ERS awnings and shading solutions. Your guests will appreciate the comfort and style, and you’ll have a stunning backdrop for creating lasting memories.
Contact us today to explore how ERS can add value, comfort, and style to backyard gatherings.
As you prepare to host the perfect backyard get-together, remember that ERS is here to help you make it an event to remember. We service customers in San Francisco, the San Jose Bay Area, Marin County, and Monterey County. Our showroom is located at 404 Umbarger Road in San Jose, California, and it’s open from 8 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM-3 PM on Saturday. Happy Thanksgiving, and may your celebration be filled with joy, laughter, and beautiful moments!