Plan the entertainment
You know the drill. Bring your speakers, board games and soccer balls – they're all great ways to work up an appetite and have fun. Something lively like charades works well and helps to break the ice between people who don’t know each other yet. Another top tip is to ask your group to add their favourite songs to your ‘picnic playlist’ and you’ve got music that everyone will enjoy.
Have a plan b
It’s happened to all of us. The weather report predicts sunny days for the weekend but it rains. Or maybe your “get together” had been planned months in advance and so you decide to take a risk with a cloudy forecast and secretly hope it won’t rain. This is why you must have a plan B.
The last thing you want is everyone standing in the rain without knowing what’s next. Make sure you know where the closest restaurant or mall are beforehand. Just in case you need to make a run for it should the weather not be on your side.