Now that Spring is right around the corner, it’s time to start planning backyard parties to enjoy the warm weather and get together with friends. Throwing a backyard party doesn’t necessarily require much planning, but we’re sharing a few easy ways to take your party to the next level. From outdoor games to setting the right mood, try these tips for your next backyard gathering:
Buy a portable speaker – What’s a party without tunes? A portable music player is essential to any party, plus you can take it with you on your next vacay.
Create a delicious punch to quench your guests thirst all day – While chilled rose is always clutch for an outdoor soiree, creating a delicious punch for your guests is always a treat!
Provide outdoor games – Games aren’t just for the kids! Set out a variety of outdoor games for your guests to play. This outdoor checker board is my favorite, but this cabin fever ring toss, these lawn darts, and these snake eye yard dice are always fun options! Check out Duluth Trading’s website for more.
Have Bug Repellent On Hand – There’s nothing like mosquito-swatting to put a damper on a party. Keep bug repellent on hand for your guests to spray. Trust us, your guests will thank you!
Keep A Stash of Extra Chairs – Sure your formal patio furniture is ultra-chic, but only having seats for half the party if never fun! Keep extra foldable chairs on hand for guests when you outgrow your seating area.
Bring out the Firestarters when the party transitions from day to night – Because who really wants to dress up for a formal dinner after a day of lawn games? Be prepped to start the fire and keep the party going all night long.
Keep a basket of cozy blankets outside for sunset to keep guests warm – Since most of your guests probably dressed for the mid-afternoon heat, keep a basket of blankets nearby to cozy up next to a fire when the sun goes down.
Add a little ambience with string lights or outdoor candles – A set of twinkling lights or warm candlelight adds the perfect touch to any soiree. Turn the porch lights off and enjoy the ambience!
While this post was sponsored by Duluth Trading, the opinions expressed are my own.