Are there likely to be ants, mosquitoes, gnats, flies or no-see-ums?
• Arrange insect repellant candles and incense around guest seating areas. • Spray the area prior to the party with insecticide or repellant. • Place ant traps around the perimeter of the party area prior to the party. • Use plants like garlic, mint or zinnias. • Place bowls of dry ice around the perimeter of the party to attract mosquitoes and flies. • Provide covers or screens to cover food. Is it on a lawn? • Check that all sprinklers have been turned off. • Provide mats where women with high heels can stand, or, in the invitation, recommend that women wear flats. Are there noise or time restrictions? • Check if noise from your party will carry to surrounding homes or businesses. Find out if there are noise or time restrictions. Do you need a special permit or permission for this location? • Check the location at the time you plan on having your event to determine if noise from the street or surrounding businesses will interfere with the party. Is there adequate lighting? • Find out