Take this 3-minute sum­mer party re­fresher

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Sum­mer is here and along with it comes an end­less stream of pic­nics, pool par­ties and bar­be­cues where you can kick back and re­lax with the ones you love. While th­ese events make for great mem­o­ries, they also come with a lot of work. As you start pre­par­ing for your par­ties – big or small – here are three im­por­tant things to fo­cus on: Lo­ca­tion: Re­mem­ber­ing where you’re go­ing to be and what you’re go­ing to be do­ing is key to host­ing a stress-free party. If you’re out­side, do you or your guests need hats, sun­screen or glasses? If there are chil­dren at­tend­ing, do they need dif­fer­ent snacks or toys? Iden­ti­fy­ing po­ten­tial is­sues be­fore­hand will elim­i­nate day-of stress and will al­low you to en­joy the party with all of your guests. Mu­sic: Think about the mood you’re try­ing to set and pick the best tunes to com­ple­ment your party. If you’re not a mu­sic afi­cionado, don’t worry. There are great apps like Spo­tify to take the hard work out of cre­at­ing the per­fect playlist. Pick your favourite and hook it up to your speaker sys­tem. If you don’t want the has­sle of cords and wires take a look at LG’s new Mu­sic Flow Sys­tem. It al­lows users to eas­ily stream mu­sic via Blue­tooth from mo­bile de­vices to their dif­fer­ent speak­ers. The Mu­sic Flow Sys­tem lineup in­cludes both por­ta­ble and in­door speak­ers that can be synced to­gether – this means you can have mu­sic play­ing in ev­ery room of your house, or you can bring the por­ta­ble speak­ers wher­ever your party takes you. Food: Whether you are ca­ter­ing, cook­ing or hav­ing a potluck, al­ways plan to have ex­tra. This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant if you’re host­ing away from home when you won’t have ac­cess to your own kitchen cup­boards. Hav­ing an ex­tra veg­gie tray or bag of crack­ers on hand is al­ways a smart move. Just as im­por­tant is en­sur­ing that you and your guests stay hy­drated. It’s easy to for­get the ef­fect of the heat when you’re hav­ing fun, but think past al­co­hol and soft drinks and be sure to add wa­ter to your must-bring list.

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