There’s an art to hosting a backyard bash where people aren’t complaining about bugs or the heat. Pick the perfect food, drinks, decorations, and activities for a backyard party that really sparkles and people will be talking about your backyard party for months to come.
Start planning your summer party by choosing a theme and decorations. Try something inspired by the summer sunset like this party and incorporate plenty of natural elements with the bright colors to play on outdoor setting of the party. And don’t be afraid to get creative with your table settings. This awesome backyard bash uses upside down paint buckets to elevate the tabletop to another level, not something you’d typically imagine as a party prop.
Once you’ve finalized your theme, plan your menu. Since you’ll be outdoors, stick to things that aren’t going to melt and will still taste good after being outside for a few minutes. Evite recommends a cheese and cracker plate, flatbread pizzas, and fresh fruit. Stick with your sunset color scheme with these grilled nectarines for dessert.
Don’t forget to load up on beverages. Serve ice cold water alongside IZZE® beverages – pick flavors that match your sunset color scheme. And don’t just limit the IZZE® to drinks. Get creative and create this DIY life-size checkerboard that uses different colored IZZE® drinks as the playing pieces, complete with a gold crown for your kings!
Last but not least, make sure to plan plenty of activities to keep your guests entertained and distracted from the heat. Aside from checkers, use these tips to setup a photo booth complete with a dip-dyed backdrop that matches your summer sunset theme.
Oh and don’t forget to invite your guests! Evite has a perfect sunshine and lemonade invite that makes the perfect opening invitation to any sparkling backyard party.
Need more tips? Check out Evite’s sparkling backyard bash with tons of food, activity, and decoration ideas!