Aren’t summer parties the best? Food, refreshing drinks, sunshine and a light breeze, games, and laughter!
Backyard parties are relaxed, friendly, and enjoyable. Nothing stuffy, expensive, or stressful (you’re already stressed!)—just fun, relaxing summer socials!
And having a party outside is so much easier than having one inside! You may spread out in the yard instead of cramming everyone into a cramped living room or a heated kitchen. Cleaning up is usually a breeze, and the kids can run about and play.
The beauty of backyard parties (apart from their simplicity) is that they may be repeated throughout the summer. They aren’t huge events that necessitate extensive preparation. In fact, the more casual you make it, the more time you’ll have to socialize and have fun, which we all know is the most important aspect of any party, right?
We frequently believe that we are unable to entertain in our backyards because everything isn’t “ideal.” Maybe our garden isn’t growing (assuming there is one to begin with). Perhaps you didn’t have time to grow flowers or even mow the grass this year.
Don’t let that get in the way of your success! To throw a fantastic backyard party, you don’t need a beautiful setting or even lawn equipment. You’ve earned it!
So purchase a card table and make a few benches out of logs and boards, or invite guests to bring their camping chairs and put out a few blankets for a picnic-style gathering.
Do you have a little backyard? It’s no problem! Move to the porch, barbecue in the driveway, and throw a tailgate party with a bag toss and a baseball game on the radio. Is there no yard at all? Let’s go to the park!
The essential goal is to allow oneself to unwind. Once again, you’ve earned it! Allow yourself to unwind and adopt a summer mindset: light, breezy, fun, and delightful!
How to choose your themes?
While it may appear that picking a theme for your outdoor party is more trouble than it’s worth, trust me when I say that it makes party preparation lot easier.
First and foremost, deciding on a party theme aids in the creation of your event’s vision, so you’ll undoubtedly experience an increase in creativity as you sort out all the exciting little details!
Furthermore, picking a party theme will help you stick to your budget because you’ll know exactly what you’ll need to create the perfect ambiance.
Consider lemonade, camping, a beach party, tailgating, or a New England crab boil as a fun summer theme. Is this a book club garden party or a baseball party for some boisterous sports fans? The outdoors and the season inspire a plethora of ideas. The possibilities are endless.
Make a Simple Menu Plan
Summer garden parties aren’t like formal dinner parties or intensive cooking activities. In the summer, people prefer to eat light, so don’t feel obligated to slave away in the kitchen and miss out on the festivities.
Plan salads, bread and cheese platters, green salads, pickles, chips, fruit, and Mediterranean or Mexican foods that can be served cold or as part of a buffet. Keep side dishes basic and easy to prepare ahead of time.
Grill away if you or your spouse enjoys it. However, don’t make someone the grill master by putting pressure on them (including yourself). It’s fine to make a slow-cooker main dish like taco filling, pulled pork, or chicken and then sear a few peppers or corn on the grill.
Kabobs can be made and assembled ahead of time, and guests can keep an eye on their own burgers if you’re serving hotdogs, hamburgers, and other regular grill fare. If you have any non-meat eaters among your group, offer a few vegetarian options.
Make a list of who will be attending and send out the invitations.
Consider throwing a party in your lawn. What kind of guests do you wish to invite? Will there be any children? What are their ages?
It’s always great to make proper invitations once you’ve decided who’s invited (everyone loves getting mail). If you don’t have time (which many of us busy parents don’t), sending out email invitations, texting, or calling will suffice.
You’ll want to start organizing a few weeks ahead of time for more formal parties, but impromptu gatherings of 8-10 people can happen in only a day or two.
Free Monstera Leaf Party Invitation Templates
After you choose what best to be included in your backyard party, now it’s time to ask your friends to join with these Free Monstera Leaf Invitation Templates.
Look at these beautiful monstera leaves in every corner, suits perfect with the two blank boxes that you can use to write the party details or other invitations wording. Do you want to make this yours? Follow my simple rules to make these templates yours!
If you’re wondering on how to download this Free Monstera Leaf collection and what you should do next, please read and follow these following guides:
- Choose your template design
- Move your mouse pointer and Left-Click the template
- Wait for a while, a new page will be appeared
- Right-click the template and choose “save image as” to save it
- Locate where the file will be saved in your device and Enter
If the download process has finished, Open the file with either Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop. Then insert your text or party information. Print the final draft on cardstock or any printing paper.
Play a game!
Playing games during a backyard party is a fantastic idea! Play big tic-tac-toe on the lawn or spray paint Twister dots. Play bocce ball, croquet, or bag toss in the yard, or play Jenga with blocks.
Tag, hide-and-seek, scavenger hunts, and other outdoor games for kids abound. If your visitors want to toss a football or a playground ball around, make sure you have one on hand (especially if you have a large yard).
You could also throw an outdoor movie party by putting out a sheet, hiring a projector, and having a fun theme, such as swimming or water battles. Feel free to build a bonfire, roast marshmallows, and tell ghost stories even if you aren’t camping.