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Summer Entertaining Trends For Any Backyard

Throw the Backyard Party Everyone Will Be Talking About

Summer is in the air! It’s time to put together an invite list and have your pals over for your annual backyard party. Looking for some ideas to spice things up this year? Read on for summer entertaining trends that are sure to WOW your guests!

1. Create a Backyard Oasis with Lighting

Who said you can’t use your Christmas lights in July? Dig through your garage and decorate your backyard with string lights! Hang them in the trees, on your backyard deck, on your canopy or even on the side of your house. These small twinkle lights are sure to have a big impact and set the mood for the evening!


2. Fresh and Fruity Pool Floats 

Decorative pool floats have become increasingly popular. Not only are they super trendy, they make for cute pictures! Other popular fruit floaties come in the shape of pineapples, lemons, oranges and limes.

3. Serve Homemade Popsicles

This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love a chilled treat on a hot summer day? The internet has tons of different recipes for homemade popsicles. Find a recipe that you think your guests would like and get to work! This treat is super easy to make and even easier to enjoy.

4. Self-Serve Drink Table

On a hot summer day there is nothing quite as refreshing as an ice-cold drink. Set up a self-serve drink table with a few different options to make sure everyone stays hydrated!

5. Have a Theme!

Who doesn’t love a good theme party? There are a ton of different summer themes to pick from, including a Hawaiian luau, an outdoor fiesta, or a garden tea party. Once you’ve picked your theme, tailor your decorations, menu, and décor accordingly.

6. Set Up Giant Lawn Games

Keep the kids (and adults) entertained with giant lawn games! Cut up a few two-by-fours and create a giant game of Jenga. Other popular lawn games include lawn bowling, croquet, and cornhole!

7. Have a Mid-Day Water Balloon Fight

There is no better way to cool off and spark some friendly competition than with a water balloon fight! Split teams and fire away!

8. Finish the Day with an Outdoor Movie Screening

That’s a wrap! What better way to finish the day than with a backyard movie? Set up your projector, line up some chairs or blankets, and grab some snacks. This is the perfect end to the perfect party!
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