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10 Outdoor Party Ideas

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Check out this round-up of easy outdoor party ideas that will entertain kids and adults.

Need a little inspiration for your upcoming outdoor party? We have all the ideas you’ll need right here! With our help, you can create a great event that will leave guests boasting it was the best.

Our cool ideas include decorations and some fantastic outdoor party games, too. These simple, fun ideas will help you create a wonderful celebration.

If you’re planning an outdoor party for the evening or summer night in your backyard or patio, you won’t want to miss any of these outdoor party ideas!

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Anytime is the perfect time for outdoor entertaining!

There’s plenty of room for everyone at an outdoor party; you don’t need to deep clean the yard before company comes; campfires and BBQ parties are more enjoyable; no one complains playing outdoor games.

Get ready to roast some s’mores!

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1. Fancy Smores Outdoor Oasis Party

From Frugal Foodie Mama

Celebrate summer by inviting your friends and family to an outdoor oasis party featuring an extra fancy version of everyone’s favorite treat, s’mores.

Display a variety of graham crackers, cookies, and chocolates for guests to choose from and then add some fun toppings to the mix like bananas and peanut butter. All of your guests are sure to love this childhood flashback.

A glass of wine on a table, with Mason jar

2. Easy Mason Jar Lanterns

From Simply Kierste

I have seen these mason jar lanterns everywhere lately and I can’t get over how beautiful they are.

This brilliant blogger created her own with a super simple DIY that you can recreate yourself. I would love to make a few of these to decorate our patio table or even to hang from the trees in my backyard.

Plus, they use battery operated votive candles so you don’t have to worry about fire hazards.

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3. Mason Jar BBQ Party Favors

From The Country Chic Cottage

Send you backyard bash guests home with these super sweet and simple Mason Jar BBQ Favors from the Country Chic Cottage.

Each mason jar is filled with little things that the kids at your party can pull out to keep busy. These ones were filled with a red gingham napkin, battery operated fan, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and glow stick.

Attach a fun tag then display in a galvanized steel bucket.

 

4. Elegant Outside Picnic Party

From A Worthy Read

Beautiful colors and paisley patterns await you at this elegant outdoor picnic party.

Long gone are the wicker baskets and paper plates and red checkered tablecloths.

Burlap chargers sit atop a perfectly patterned runner with porcelain plates and glass bowls. You’ve never seen an outdoor picnic quite like this one.

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5. DIY Burlap BBQ Decorations

From About Family Crafts

Backyard parties and burlap decorations just seem to go hand in hand. Some red and white painted checks add even more barbeque themed fun.

These DIY burlap projects are perfect for your next bash. The burlap basket makes a perfect holder for cutlery and napkins, and the pennant banner looks beautiful hung up on a fence or railing.

Plus, these projects are super easy to recreate!

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6. Outdoor Garden Party

From Craftaholics Anonymous

This no-fuss garden party theme is perfect for hot summer nights with your closest friends and family.

Place some fresh potted plants and flowers around your yard, add some seating in all of your backyard nooks, and use a few fire features to add to the ambiance of the party.

A few pops of color from throw pillows add just the right amount of décor to the space.

A little girl that is standing in the grass

7. Frisbee Tic Tac Toe

From One Creative Mommy

Add some good old fashioned fun to your next outdoor event with this DIY Frisbee Tic Tac Toe game!

Most kids know how to play tic tac toe and throw a Frisbee, so why not combine the two for a non-traditional spin on some classic fun?

Easily create the giant board using a heavy shower curtain or tarp and some duct tape. Then all you need are two different colored Frisbees from the dollar store.

 

8. Outside Fall/Thanksgiving Table Décor Idea

From A Worthy Read

Who says throwing a party in the fall has to be covered in browns and oranges? Whites and greens and splashes of amber saturate this fall table decor idea.

Colored pumpkins mixed with faux greenery make a splash on the center of the wooden table coordinated with crisp white plates and linens.

This table makes a statement you won’t want to miss out on.

A room filled with furniture and vase of flowers on a table

9. Turn a Potting Bench into an Outdoor Bar

From The Creativity Exchange

There is no need to break the bank to create an outdoor bar. Using an inexpensive potting bench, Cyndi transformed it into a beautiful and functional bar.

This is a simple and inexpensive ways to transform your outdoor space into the perfect party spot ready for guests to arrive at a moment’s notice. Just add ice and your drinks of choice.

A couple of lawn chairs sitting on top of a picnic table

10. Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips

From Your Home Only Better

Keep your outdoor event simple and have fun with these outdoor entertaining tips. From seating options to table settings, this post is sure to cover all of your entertaining needs.

I love how many different table setting options they have provided. With the dishes and placemats you already have, you can make so many different arrangements.

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