Backyard Ideas for Hosting Parties
Summer is finally here and you know what that means!
BBQ parties and pool parties and outdoor movie nights all summer long!
When it comes to hosting a backyard party the stress level can be more than what you bargained for, but have no fear: we’ve put together a list of ways to create an unforgettable party this summer!
Pre-Party Yard Care:
Let’s get it kicked off with the basics!
You can throw a party as crazy as you want but without a clean and properly landscaped yard, the overall aesthetic will always be missing something. Always make sure your plants are watered, hedges cut and trimmed, grass well groomed and dead tree branches cut off. This ensures that everything you add to your backyard will be the focus and not your shabby yard.
The Summer Barbeque Essentials:
One of the classic parties you can throw is that all-American BBQ. And although simple and straight to the point, you can always do more to liven things up.
Having a farm-to-table theme where you prepare your outdoor table in a farmhouse style with fresh fruits and veggies is a great way to start.
When it comes to BBQ’s, everyone is always super excited for the food, but very bored of the wait. Having fun games, cozy seating, and good music always adds to the moment. Here are some things you can set up at your next BBQ:
- Outdoor Games (Ring Toss, Darts, Nerf Guns for the Kids, Human-Sized Tic-Tac-Toe, Giant Jenga)
- Outdoor Lounge and Covered Patio
- Rope Swings, Tire Swings, All the Swings
- Bluetooth Speakers and Accent Lighting
The best part, all of these can be done DIY!
When it comes to elevating your backyard look, one of the best and easiest ways is adding little decorations here and there. Some of the best looking ones are easier than you think!
- Tea Lights Hung From Trees
- Mandala tapestries
- Cute Throw Pillows
- Cozy Blankets
- Candles (Flameless or Flame)
- Tree Lanterns
- Potted Plants
DIY Fire Pits:
Some of the best memories for summer nights are laughing around the fire telling stories and jokes with your friends and loved ones! Built in fire pits can be pricey but the surprise is you can DIY it!
One easy easy is grabbing yourself a portable fire pit from a department store and setting up. Although a pretty easy fix, it isn't the best look overall.
Alternatively you can grab some concrete, a rounded mold and build your own custom made fire pit! We know it can sound complicated but all you really need is 2 hours and a good youtube tutorial!
There are always memories you want to remember from every party you host, little comments people forget to tell you, funny jokes and just the presence of your loved ones!
One of the best ways to have neverending memories is building your own chalkboard outside where everyone can leave a cute note, drawing, signature, joke or even a memory from the night!
Outdoor chalkboards can be as easy as purchasing a chalkboard. Or you can go the DIY way which is grabbing a large piece of wood, chalkboard paint and some nails to hang it up!
During every backyard party there's always someone who wants to kick back and enjoy the sunshine, usually it’s us! Hammocks are a perfect way to add something extra in your backyard without taking up too much space. They’re fun for adults and kids and look great even in small spaces! They are even easy to make, all you really need is some rope and old fabric you no longer need!
And we've reached the staple of every summer party ever, the inevitable pool party! Pool parties can often be the best part of summer yet the most exhausting to set up for. We put together some small DIY’s and party extras that could help you take your pool party to the next level.
- Setting up a sprinkler near the pool for a waterfall effect!
- Drink floaters for the pool
- Sunscreen & Tanning Oil Basket near the lounges
- Towel Caddies by the water
- Two Words, Snow Cones!
- Floor Pillows & Bean Bags
- Fruity Baskets
- Build Your Own Taco Board
- Icy Drinks In an Iced Out Kiddie Pool
- Magical Lighting (Flameless Candles in Pool & Out)
There are so many things you can do when it comes to a pool party so we’ll make sure to set up another blog for you guys dedicated to it!
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