The holidays are coming! Are you planning a dinner party? Do you have enough room? The garage is an excellent space to have a large dinner party with relatives, friends and loved ones. These tips will help with your preparations.
1. Use screens to create a neutral space.
Garages tend to be utilitarian spaces. Even when they’re well-cleaned and organized, they’re not always very attractive. Put up screens to create a neutral space where your relatives, friends and loved ones can relax. If you don’t have screens, hang attractive sheets or curtains to hide your yard tools and other items.
2. Open the door to let nature in.
One of the best things about the garage is the giant door that lets in fresh air. Unless the weather is bad or the temperature is cold, plan to open your garage door throughout the dinner.
Don’t use your garage door much? Test the door several weeks before the dinner party. If the door won’t open, replace batteries in your opener. If the problems persist, it’s time for a tune-up. Work with your garage door contractor to ensure your door is working smoothly.
3. Make a formal dining table with a table cloth, candles and flowers.
Plan to use a table cloth, candles and flowers. This will dress up your dining table, making your meal seem formal and fancy. Flammable chemicals are common in the garage. To be on the safe side, use battery-powered candles.
4. Install string lights for charming ambiance.
Create a warm glow by draping string lights over the table. For a festive, carnival-like atmosphere, install globe string lights. If you’re on a budget, white holiday lights are inexpensive and easy to find. Buy these materials well in advance to ensure you have enough to cover the space. Be careful to avoid stringing lights in the way of your garage door.
5. Decorate the space further with scarves and flowers.
Add splashes of color to the walls by draping scarves around the string lights, or by pinning them to the curtains. Hang garlands of artificial flowers around the walls to make the space more colorful and festive.
6. Play soothing music.
Place a portable speaker, CD player or stereo behind the curtains and screens. Play low, soothing music during your party to create an environment similar to a fancy restaurant.
Contact Overhead Door Oklahoma City Before Your Garage Dinner Party
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! If opening the door is an important part of your garage dinner party, contact Overhead Door today to schedule a tune up and garage door repair, if needed. At Overhead Door of Oklahoma City, we provide garage door repair and installation. Call today to make an appointment.