The weather is warming up, and people are looking for something to do with the open space in their backyard. From finding delicious cocktail recipes to fun games, there are wide varieties of outdoor parties to be had, but we’ve found some ideas that will make your planning a lot easier. We’ve put together a few different themes to make it easy for anyone to plan an event in their backyard.
Nothing beats a bonfire and a few close friends in the backyard. A bonfire can be anything from a wood pile to an elaborate setup with seating and lighting. The best part will always be the people you get to share it with, so make sure you choose guests you’ll enjoy spending time with.
A fire pit is an excellent choice for group building. You can use them to build a fire, but they’re also perfect for sitting around while you talk and enjoy the night. We recommend starting with a small size so you can use it often.
If you don’t want to spend money on an outdoor fire pit, find an old trashcan and drill some holes in the bottom. If you want to add a little bit of glamour to the can, try spray painting it with some gold glitter paint. The idea is that you will be dumping firewood in the can with no lid on it. The holes will allow air to get trapped in the can and help light the wood.
If you don’t want to spend your time cutting wood into small pieces, we suggest picking up an electric fire starter. You can use these to start the fire in the trashcan or use it to light a real bonfire. It will save you time and effort, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your friends.
Dinner parties are a great way to gather friends and family in your home, but they’re often too formal for an outdoor party. A backyard barbeque is a great way to get everyone involved and talking. Make sure you have plenty of extra tables for hosting food and drinks. Make sure you have plenty of extra chairs for guests.
One of the best parts about cooking outdoors is that it can feel several different conversations. If you’re hosting a barbecue with your friends and family, ensure you have water and drinks on hand to keep everyone hydrated. Have lots of ice ready for coolers for your drinks and barbecued food.
If you want to make the party casual, we suggest setting up outdoor seating tables in your backyard. These are great ways to integrate your guests into the party. You can have everyone bring their chairs and seating to throw down in your backyard.
We suggest turning the one-yard area into a designated space for seating and food. It will help you plan your party and help everyone feel more comfortable with their surroundings. It is also a great way to keep children from wandering away from the party.
For more casual parties, we suggest serving food that doesn’t need to be heated. It will save you time and energy but solves the limited space to heat food.
If you want a little fun out of your party, have some games set up for people to play. You can find these on Amazon for cheap or pick them up for free at your local dollar store. A simple scavenger hunt is a great way to keep everyone entertained and having fun. A few different color party streamers are a great addition to have around. You can buy these online or in your local dollar store.
If you’re planning an outdoor party with a theme, it’s always great to have some costumes available for guests. You can find costume ideas on Pinterest. It is a great way to give the party an additional twist and let the guests show off their creativity and style.
Our simple idea is to use a couple of cardboard boxes, tape them together and cover them with shimmery fabric. You can paint the boxes in bright colors or leave them white to make the fabric ‘pop.’ You can place your favorite books inside the box to look like you’re escaping from your reading list.
Outdoor parties are fun and easy to throw. Think about the weather when planning your event, but don’t let that prevent you from having a good time. You can set up a few tables and chairs in your backyard, so you’ll be able to do more than sit and talk. Food is a great way to bring people together, so make sure you have plenty of it.
If you need ideas for other events, check out our suggestions online. We hope you find these ideas helpful for planning an outdoor party in your backyard. Summer is here. Let’s have fun!