Simple tips for throwing a backyard party

Lindsay Mikrut

Spring has officially sprung, which means the beginning of warmer weather and blooming flowers.

As the weather begins to warm up, it offers the perfect opportunity to start hosting parties and events outdoors. Whether you’re hosting a small get together with neighbors or a big family party, you won’t want to miss out on these outdoor entertaining tips for the spring time!

Keep food simple

Going simple with the food offerings can sometimes be the best option when hosting an outdoor party.

Depending on the number of guests you have, the food can vary, but it’s a safe bet to stick with basic foods that won’t go bad after being outside for a few hours. While you can store the heftier food indoors, you’ll want to opt for snacks to keep outdoors that your guests can grab throughout the party.

Check out Pinterest for easy party snacks!

Outdoor music

Don’t forget about the importance of music when it comes to entertaining your guests. Music can provide the perfect background sound and can also help change the mood of any social gathering.

The question is, how can you set up the music in your backyard? To start, you’ll want to opt for speakers that are designed to withstand the outdoors. With a weather resistant speaker, you’ll be able to enjoy your music rain or shine!

The great thing about most outdoor speakers is that you can conveniently place them in hidden or more subtle areas of your backyard space. You can plant them within your landscaping, hang them from an awning or install them in any other accessible space of your yard.

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If you’re lacking in outdoor furniture for your guests, no need to worry!

There are a few different routes you can take when finding the right furniture for your party, and luckily they are all budget-friendly.

  • Ask your neighbors or family– a convenient and inexpensive way to get more seating in your backyard space. Instead of asking your guests to bring over appetizers or dishes, ask if they wouldn’t mind bringing over folding chairs or extra backyard furniture of their own. This can help save you both time and money!

  • Explore your indoor furniture options- Indoor furniture doesn’t always have to stay inside! As long as the night doesn’t call for any rain, you can access your indoor furniture for extra seating in your backyard. Kitchen chairs, barstools, or ottomans can be an easy and inexpensive way to add more seating.

  • Picnic style– You can throw a picnic style party (look, you already have a theme!) and opt for blankets as additional seating for your guests. Consider having a basket filled with different blankets that your guests can grab, which can be especially fun if you’re hosting a party where kids will be attending too.

 Keep bugs away (Citronella candles)

As spring welcomes the warmer weather, it can also welcome a variety of pests that we may not be too fond of, especially while trying to enjoy a party.

An effective way to keep bugs away from you and your guests is by using citronella oil—this scent can help drive away any unwanted backyard pests to come your way.

With Citronella candles, lanterns, or torches, you can keep the pests away in style. Not only will they help keep you and your guests free from bugs for the night, but it will also provide outdoor lighting as the sun goes down!

Food, music, and a place where your guests can feel comfortable is all you really need to kick off your first backyard party for the year! However you may choose to throw your backyard party, it is sure to be a good time. 

  1. May 24, 2017 Cameron

    Great tips I think the way to keep bugs away as well as add lighting will be very useful. My next trip to lowes I l be looking for a citronella torch

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  1. May 24, 2017 Cameron

    Great tips I think the way to keep bugs away as well as add lighting will be very useful. My next trip to lowes I l be looking for a citronella torch

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