3. Find the Right Spot
If you’re looking for a location to host an event in the summer, ask the venue what type of grass they have so you can avoid the worst allergy culprits. Wherever you end up, ask the venue to mow the lawn one to two days before the event to avoid being around freshly cut grass.
4. Make a Mould Move
Be sure to rake up mouldy leaves before partygoers arrive. And, if you see signs of mould in your mulch, consider replacing it with gravel.
5. Pick Flowers Less Likely to Aggravate Allergies
Whether you’re planting flowers in your yard or choosing party centerpieces, pick flowers that produce little to no pollen. Daffodils, impatiens, lilies, pansies, petunias, roses, snapdragons, tulips and zinnias are all less likely to aggravate allergies.
Beware of summer standbys like sunflowers, daisies and chrysanthemums that are in the ragweed family and can trigger pollen allergies.
6. Dress to Protect
Wear a brimmed hat and oversized sunglasses to help protect your eyes and hair from wind-blown pollen and mould spores. You can keep some fun shades on hand for allergy-prone guests who may have forgotten theirs. You could even make them a party favour!