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6 Tips for Hosting a Party

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Want to throw a fantastic backyard party without a lot of stress? Just follow our six-step party plan, and you’ll be ready for fun in no time. 


 1. Tidy up the lawn

Get your yard in shape fast with our Quick Lawn Care guide. Tip: Trimming borders will go faster with the cordless 20V MAX* EASYFEED™ String Trimmer/Edger, because you just swivel the head to go from trimming to edging.




2. Spot clean indoors

Even at backyard parties, guests will be in and out of the house.  Grab a versatile vacuum like the POWERSERIES™ PRO Cordless 2in1 Vacuum, and focus on high-traffic zones. You can keep hardwoods looking great before and after the party with these expert floor care tips



 3. Set the mood

Consider hanging a few string lights or decorative lanterns for ambiance and extra visibility after dark. A cordless drill-driver like this 20V MAX* Drill/Driver makes top-to-bottom decorating easy.



 4. Make way for play

A casual game is a must for any outdoor party. This giant DIY Tumbling Blocks Game is our all-time favorite. Check out the BLACK+DECKER Party Projects Pinterest Board for more inspiration!



 5. Cook ahead

Keep your menu simple, and prep food ahead of time so you can enjoy your guests. This slow-cooker mac and cheese is always a hit. And for dessert, check out our vanilla brownie cake


 6. Rock the blender

Frozen blender drinks always kick things up a notch. Just blend ice, frozen juice concentrate, and maybe some frozen berries or other fruit– then let guests add spirits if they choose. Just be sure you have a powerful blender like the Infuser 3in1 Digital PowerCrush Blending System.

Remember, the best kind of party is one where everyone pitches in and the host has just as much fun as the guests. So enjoy yourself!