Summer is here and that means it’s time for sun, sand, and …outdoor parties! From Memorial Day to the Fourth of July, there are tons of opportunities to throw an amazing get-together with your loved ones. But throwing a good party is a challenge – even at the best of times.

Hosting the perfect summer party can prove difficult. You’ll have to contend with the sun, heat, insects, and melting drinks. But don’t worry — these challenges don’t mean you can’t throw an amazing party, no matter what the conditions.

Every great gathering has a few things. First, you want food and drinks that your guests will enjoy – Perhaps that means burgers, hot dogs, and soda. Or it might entail creating a taco bar and custom cocktails. The choice is totally yours!

You probably have a specific vision for your party. Maybe you want a nicer setting with music and a sit-down meal. Or you’re looking for a classic barbecue with burgers on the grill and beers in the cooler.

Whatever your vision is, with these party hacks, you’ll host a day to remember. Use them to make your guests more comfortable, decorate the space, and of course, keep the party rolling.