Set it up in your backyard of course! You'll want to set the tent up completely, making sure all poles are in place and all guy lines are taut.
You'll then want to take the hose and wet the tent down. We'd recommend putting your thumb over the hose instead of spraying the tent directly to recreate a rain like effect. Don't worry, all our tents are water resistant, so you won't damage your tent.
Due to the nature of canvas, the first time the tent gets wet you may notice some droplets of water on the inside of the tent. This is normal. Wetting the canvas allows the fibers to swell around the thread to ensure your tent is as waterproof as possible. Just make sure you let your tent thoroughly dry out before you store it again.