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Summer is in full swing and there is just so much fun to be had outside. If you haven’t had a chance to go outside and enjoy the sun, I have some great backyard party ideas that will get you in to the summer spirit.
My favorite place to be during the summer months is in the backyard. These outdoor party ideas will cover games, food and décor for your backyard party.
1. Backyard Movie Night Party
A great way to enjoy the warm summer nights is to have a movie night. If you have a white sheet or big white canvas and a place to hang it, you can have a memorable backyard party! Simply connect your laptop to a projector, set up some seats and pop some popcorn to have a special movie night memory. See the post here to download your movie night printables.
2. Outdoor Game Ideas
If you are looking for some great outdoor games for your backyard party, check out this post. You can create your own ring toss game, darts or play “balloon down.” See how here.
3. Kebob Party
Wondering what kind of food you should serve at your backyard party? One food that screams summer is the kabob. You can, in fact, create an entire party out of it. Make some meat kabob, some fruit kabobs, basically any kabob that you can dream up. Check out how here.
4. The Perfect BBQ
Much like kabobs, BBQ is a staple for summer. This article will give you some great ideas for your BBQ backyard party. From deciding which drinks to serve to meat and beyond, this post has you covered.
5. Popup Dinner Party
Dinner is the perfect occasion for a backyard party. This popup dinner party is both rustic and elegant at the same time. There are just so many inspiring things about this romantic dinner party. By having your party at sunset, you will get to enjoy the cooler temperatures and gorgeous lighting, Check out this post for all of the inspiring décor and menu ideas for your own popup dinner party.
6. Hot Dog Bar
A hot dog bar is a cute and easy way to throw together an outdoor party. This setup uses cute mason jars for all of the toppings and a gorgeous assortment of blush dishes and accents. There are just so many great ideas for throwing your own backyard hot dog party. I also love this retro hot dog roller that will keep your hot dogs warm as you mingle. Check out some amazing hot dog party ideas here.
7. Hot Dog Bar for Kids
By setting the hot dogs in buns ready for your kids to adorn, you have an easy kid friendly hot dog party for the little ones. Don’t forget to play the Micky Mouse hot dog dance a few times as well, Check it out here.
8. Keep your Hot Dogs Warm
If you are serving hot dogs at your summer backyard party, this post is for you. If you want a way to keep your hot dogs warm for hours, click here.
9. Budget Backyard Party Ideas
If you are staying within a budget this summer, or saving for your favorite vacation or décor, these 17 budget BBQ games ideas are for you. You can still create amazing memories with little money. Think water balloons or a three legged race. Check out the full post here.
10. Tropical Bar Cart
This cute little cart is an excellent way to add a little extra festivity to your summer party. By decorating the cart in a tropical theme and adding some frozen drinks and garnishes, you have an instant tropical party feel to your outdoor party.
11. Bug Repellent Candles for your Backyard Party
Nothing can ruin a party like bugs. Luckily there is a way to DIY your own bug repellent candles. The bonus, you know exactly what you are burning as you keep those bugs away. Check out how o make them here.
12. Paper Star Decorations
Here is a fun and economical way to decorate for your backyard party. These paper stars are adorable and you can make them yourself! Check out how here.
13. Hawaiian Beach Glass Party Lanterns
If you are having a Hawaiian themes for your backyard party, these candles will add the perfect romantic feel to your event. I love the frosted glass look of these candles. Check out how to make them here.
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14. Backyard Party Idea: Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns
These romantic mason jar lights are perfect for your outdoor evening party. Simple grab some small jars, and some waterproof candles and you have an instant romantic feel to your outdoor party.
15. Summer Luncheon
Much like the popup dinner party, this beautiful summer luncheon is a great idea for your backyard party. Enjoy the day and add some elegant decorations for a memorable summer party that your guests will never forget. Check out the post here.
I hope you are inspired to get outside this summer with your friends and family. Summer is the best time to make memories and enjoy the fresh air. If you are still in the process of getting your yard summer ready, check out these summer outdoor decorating ideas, or this guide to getting an Ever-blooming garden in your outdoor space.
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