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10 Tips For A Rom-Com Worthy Rooftop Party

Even in the big city, summertime is the best time to host a party. Check out these tips to making yours awesome and don't forget the Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita!

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1. First things first: decorate.

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Jazz up your fairy lights with patterned paper covers (instructions here) or make garlands of crepe paper to make your party setting more colorful (instructions here.)

2. Throw down some astro turf for added comfort and sound absorption.

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Astroturf is inexpensive and can be found at your local hardware store.

3. Make sure you have plenty of ice on hand in a close-able container.


To keep dust...and cats, out of it.

4. Use cookie cutters to cut fruit into fun shapes for drink garnishing.


Watermelon, strawberries and pineapple are always crowd-pleasers.

5. Use funky table cloth weights to keep things in place in case it's windy.


Find out how to make your own here.

6. Suggest a slow dance when the sun begins to set.

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Hello, romance.

7. Or invite a friend's band to play so everyone can jam out.


Choose the band carefully.

8. Whatever you do, don't forget the sparklers.


And proceed with caution, of course.

9. Light up the night sky with floating lanterns.


Find out how to make them and send them off here.

10. Or just sit back and watch for summer shooting stars.


Or a meteor shower! The Perseids will be visible on August 11th and 12th this year.