There are plenty of ways an outdoor party can go wrong. Some mistakes can be done but they can easily be avoided. Some of these outdoor entertaining mistakes can be easily overlooked and just a little attention to details can go a long way. Here are 4 things you need to keep in mind and try to look out for. 1. Food and drinks This one is easy to get wrong. If you get too much food and drinks it should not be much of an issue. If you do not have enough beverages and food, then it can become a tragedy. Try to get an exact number of guests by getting them to confirm their presence. Based on that number, try to estimate how much food and drinks you will need and then add about 10-15% extra. 2. Music Sometimes, there are silent moments during a party. You should try to have music playing all the time. You also need to have a backup plan. If the power goes out, having something like a portable speaker will ensure some form of outdoor entertaining music to keep everyone`s spirits up. 3. Insect repellent Since outdoor parties are held during the summer, it never hurts to have some insect repellent around. There are plenty of ways to deal with annoying insects such as mosquitos or flies. Be prepared and get some insect repellant as you and your guests might need it. 4. Seating Having enough seats is important. Do not expect that all your guests will be dancing and standing all the time. Sometimes they will want to sit down and enjoy some food or drinks. Ensure that you have enough seating. It can be a mix of a table with seats, patio furniture, and whatever else you have that can be used by the guests to sit down. This is one of the most common mistakes that many overlook when organizing outdoor entertaining events in their backyard.