May is nearly half over, and warm weather has found its way to the Cincinnati area. You’ve likely started spending more and more time outside, especially in the mornings and evenings when the sun isn’t shining down on you. At Lighting One of Cincinnati, we love this time of year, as people begin hosting outdoor parties for friends and neighbors. There’s nothing that we enjoy more than helping people find new outdoor lighting options, and if you’re planning to host a few backyard gatherings this spring and summer, then visit our showroom today!

Birthday Party

Having a spring or summer birthday can be a lot of fun, since the weather is often nice enough to have an outdoor party. If you’re planning to have a backyard barbecue for your birthday, it’s important to have the proper lighting, especially if people will be sticking around after the sun goes down. Having the right patio or deck lights, along with the ideal landscape lighting, can create the perfect ambiance for your birthday soiree.

Garden Party

If you love to grow things, or you plant flowers every spring, then why not throw a garden party once everything is in bloom? You can invite friends and neighbors over in the evening before the sun has set so that they can view your beautiful garden, and then everyone can gather on the deck or porch for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. It can be as fancy or as informal as you want, and your exterior lighting will cast the perfect glow over your garden.

Family Reunion

Summer is often about seeing relatives whom you haven’t seen since the year before. They may travel long distances to stay at your house, and you’ll likely have a party in the backyard to accommodate everyone. Aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents will likely stay up late talking, and you’ll want to be sure everyone can see as they make their way inside or back to their cars to drive to their hotel. If you need new pathway lights or porch lights, then we’re here to help!

Block Party

You might not be the only one who’s interested in throwing an outdoor party this summer – the whole block might want to get in on the fun! A block party can be a great way for neighbors to get to know each other, and people can move from house to house, enjoying food and drinks and games. If you have the street blocked off for safety, and everyone has their porch lights on, you and your family can move throughout the neighborhood freely, meeting new people and making new friends.

Outdoor Game Night

There are some days when you come home at the end of a long day, and the last thing you want to do is sit inside for a few more hours until you go to bed. If you have a backyard space where you can sit, then why not take some games outside and have an outdoor game night with the family? With the right lighting, you and the kids can play your favorite card or board game, and you’ll be able to enjoy some fresh air after spending all day at the office.

Outdoor Movie Night

Your family may not like to play a lot of board games, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other forms of entertainment that you can take outside. An outdoor movie night can be a great way to get everyone together, and with the right screen and lighting, it will be like you’re sitting in your very own theater! Outdoor dimmer switches can be key here, since you’ll want to be sure that no light is casting a glare on the screen or hampering anyone’s vision. You can turn the lights off completely, but you’ll want to be sure people can see when they get up to use the bathroom or go inside for more popcorn.

At Lighting One of Cincinnati, we’re here to help you find the perfect outdoor lighting options for your home. If you’re thinking about hosting any of the parties we’ve listed above, or you have plans for a graduation or Fourth of July party this year, then visit our showroom today to find exterior fixtures that will make your yard feel like new. We have outdoor sconces, hanging lights, and many more options to choose from, and our staff is always here to help however they can.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!