Turning your outdoor building into a party space

Have you ever considered turning your outdoor building into a party space? Read on to learn more.

Types of outdoor buildings

Do you have any outdoor buildings at home? Outdoor buildings can range from full on outbuildings, to summer houses, to sheds, garages or even log stores. Do you have any of these?

How do you use these spaces?

Lots of people use these types of spaces for storage. Maybe you keep bikes, and any tools and DIY bits and bobs you have. Perhaps you keep a lawnmower in there, left over paint, logs, wine even? What do you store in your garage or shed?

Have you ever considered making your outdoor building work as a party space? Sound a bit crazy? Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, even concrete sheds from GBC Group can make great social spaces. Of course, with the right approach, you can use these all year around too!

Creating a party space

We love a good outdoor party, especially during the colder months. Who says you have to stay tucked up indoors? We recently celebrated turning 40 in our garden using an outdoor building. Currently it is only a partial structure, but it did the job. We intend to turn this into a more usable party space but in all honesty, despite the weather not being great that week it worked well as it was.

We placed plastic sheeting on two of the floor spaces to stop any dusting, set up a few picnic tables, covered some hay bales for extra seating and made lots of warm food and winter drinks for everyone to enjoy.

A couple of electric heaters can make a huge difference to a space like this, just taking the edge of the chill in the colder months. If everyone wraps up warm there’s no reason why you can’t party on despite the weather.

Buildings like these make superb spaces for children’s get-togethers too. If the children are outside they can run around and chase each other, burn off some energy and then have a seat and take part in craft activities etc. Some parents get a bit nervous about children painting or doing other messy play activities in doors, so why not avoid getting paint and slime up your walls and curtains and take their celebrations outdoors.

Even if you’ve only got a garden shed, clear it out, pop up a few decorations and away they go. Often when you have a good clear out you discover you don’t need half the stuff you had stored in there anyway, so you can have a de-clutter at the same time!

Why not have a Christmas get- together in there? I’ve been putting together a few things for the children to have a little Christmas party in there, where they can be as wild and messy as they like.

Of course – you can decorate your outdoor building for your party too. Why not hang up a few banners, blow up some balloons, pop up a bit of bunting. It’s amazing how a few well-placed decorations can totally transform a space you kept your lawnmower in!

Of course, you can extend the party atmosphere by popping up a few outdoor tree lights and even decorating the trees.

How would you transform your outdoor building into a party space?

This is a collaborative post.

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