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17 Brilliant Backyard Entertaining Hacks

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If you love to entertain outside, be sure to check out these 17 brilliant backyard entertaining hacks! From Mason jar luminaries to DIY yard Yahtzee to a clever drink and snack storage station to a make-it-yourself lemon and clove bug deterrent, these ideas will have you celebrating in your backyard all spring and summer long!

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Mason Jar Luminaries

1. Mason Jar Luminaries/Bug Repellent :: Simplemost

Bug Free Salads

2. Bug Free Salads :: Cookie Mondays

Cupcake Liner Drink Covers

3. Cupcake Liner Drink Covers :: Mom 4 Real

Giant Jenga Game

4. Giant Jenga Game :: A Beautiful Mess

Terra Cotta Tabletop S'more Cookers

5. Terra Cotta Tabletop S’more Cookers :: Smart School House

Lemon & Clove Bug Deterrant

6. Lemon & Clove Bug Deterrent :: A Subtle Revelry

Outdoor String Lights Hack

7. Outdoor String Lights Hack :: Bright July

DIY Paint Can Lights

8. DIY Paint Can Lights :: Lowes

DIY Yard Yahtzee

9. DIY Yard Yahtzee :: The Pinning Mama

Personalized Cups

10. Personalized Cups :: Alpha Mom

Build Your Own Curved Fire Pit Bench

11. Build Your Own Curved Fire Pit Bench :: A Beautiful Mess

DIY One Hour Fire Pit

12. DIY One Hour Fire Pit :: The Shabby Creek Cottage

DIY Outdoor Movie Screen

13. DIY Outdoor Movie Screen :: The Shabby Creek Cottage

DIY Outdoor Beverage Station

14. DIY Outdoor Beverage Station :: Lil’ Luna

Drink & Snack Storage

15. Drink & Snack Storage :: Fabulous Home Blog

DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Game

16. DIY Flamingo Ring Toss Game :: Sugar and Cloth

DIY Outdoor Pallet Sofa

17. DIY Outdoor Pallet Sofa :: Jenna Burger

Check out these great products gathered by the team at Spaceships and Laser Beams that will help make your backyard entertaining more enjoyable. 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.