Residents of Smith Mountain Lake are often the chosen hosts for family and friends gatherings. And it’s no wonder the relatives with that idyllic summer vacation property are particularly popular this time of year. A summer gathering at Smith Mountain Lake is a wonderful way to treat loved ones to a thrilling getaway.
When guests do arrive, there are anniversaries, birthdays and milestones to celebrate. Engagements, babies, new careers, graduations and retirements are all excellent reasons to incorporate a special event. What better place to gather for a festive party than your own SML patio? HGTV has a few tips for planning a great outdoor party, and with the backdrop of the lake, you won’t have to do much to liven up the atmosphere.
Recruit a few helpers to plan for, shop and set the scene. Keep it as local as possible. SML businesses should have everything you need from decor to themed supplies, food and beverage to music. Pick up SML souvenirs to use as prizes for games and select table wine from local wineries. Local grocers and caterers can provide personalized cakes or cupcakes and there’s sure to be a greenhouse just down the road for making stunning centerpieces.
Make the most of your Smith Mountain Lake property with a memorable patio party for the whole crew.