Best Backyard Party Tricks to Liven Up Your Party

Nothing says summer like a great backyard party, but if you want your get-together to be the talk of the town, then there are many tips and tricks you can use to liven up the party. From the right lighting to the right food, every element matters when you’re planning the backyard party of the century, and here are a few things you’ll want to think about when planning your gathering.

 

Choose the Right Lighting

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Lighting is a crucial element that you’ll have to consider for your party because not only will it help to set the mood, but it’s also important for safety. There are many options you can go with here, including more traditional strand or flood lighting, or more creative choices like tiki torches, candles, or even a fire pit.

 

Assemble Your Snacks Wisely

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A backyard party is a perfect opportunity to let your culinary skills shine, and there’s a lot of fun to be had over at the snack table for your get-together. Although you could stick with the classics (think chips, sandwiches, and barbecued foods), you can also get creative with your gastronomic creations. Here are a few ideas:

 

  • Rent a machine for making adult beverages like margaritas or family-friendly slushies
  • Go with edible arrangements (with dip, of course) made from fruits and vegetables
  • Get an ice sculpture
  • Assemble-your-own kebab station
  • Build-your-own taco fixings
  • Pass around fancy hors-d’oeuvres

 

Bring Out the Games

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Everybody knows how much fun a good game a Jenga or Scrabble can be, but what about having massive life-sized versions of these games for some backyard fun? There are many fun and engaging games you can incorporate into your party, and they don’t all have to be supersized for your guests to enjoy themselves.

 

Take Your Backyard Party to the Next Level with the Right Furniture and Décor

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One of the main obstacles people often face with backyard parties is finding enough furniture to accommodate all the guests. However, it’s important for people to have somewhere to sit and relax when they need to take a break from the festivities, and there are ways you can get creative with this. For example, if you want a rustic party, consider using large logs as seating. Or, for a more traditional feel, you can rent furniture to ensure you have enough seats and tables for all your needs. Another excellent option for a unique party idea is to bring your formal dining set outside and use it in a more rustic way outdoors.

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Décor is another critical consideration, and if you don’t have a particular theme for the party, then you may still want to pick decorations that will tie in the different elements of the gathering. That could include things like balloons, streamers, bunting, floral arrangements, mason jar décor, special plates and napkins, fancy tablecloths, and much more.

 

 

There are a lot of things you’ll need to think about when planning an unforgettable backyard party, and this includes things like décor, furnishings, lighting, food, and even entertainment. It takes a great deal of thought and planning to put together an event that your party guests will talk about for many years to come, but these ideas will get you well on your way to planning the perfect party.

 

 

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The Top 10 Best Party Themes of All Time

Everybody loves a good party, and the one thing that can beat a good party is a party with a great theme. But coming up with a winning theme party idea can be tough, especially if you’ve never done it before, or have lots of fun-loving friends who have already thrown a few of their own. If you’re looking for awesome ideas for themes, here are 10 of the best that are sure to make for an unforgettable night.

 

1. Murder Mysteries

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These types of parties are born successes because they have all the makings of a memorable party built right into the premise: intrigue, food, theatrics, and a healthy dose of whodunnit.

 

2. Christmas in July

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It’s been said that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean it only has to come once! With a Christmas in July party, you can experience everything great about the Yuletide without the hassle of snow, cold, and bulky clothes.

 

3. High School or College Revisited

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High school and college were golden years for most people thanks to the late nights and epic parties, so this is a natural fit for a great theme party idea that’ll be sure to get your friends reminiscing.

 

4. Casino at Home

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People say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but there’s no rule against bringing the excitement and exhilaration of the casino to your home. You can even rent table games and everything else you’d need to throw the best casino bash in your neighbourhood.

 

5. Costume Party

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? There’s mystery, lots of candy, and, of course, there are costumes. With a costume party, you can bring the magic of Halloween to life at any time of year.

 

6. Oscars Party

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Continuing with the theme of dressing up, throwing an Oscars party will allow your guests to experience the glitz and glam of Hollywood in the comfort of your home. Just don’t forget the fancy finger food, red carpet, paparazzi, and goody bags.

 

7. Decade Party

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Are you in love with the Roaring 20s, or are you a 60s flower child at heart? Or maybe you just can’t get enough of 80s neon or 70s disco. If one of these sounds like you, or you’ve got another period in mind, then a decade party might be the perfect theme party idea.

 

8. Favourite Movie

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If you and your friends share a love for a particular flick, then a specially themed movie night is just the thing for you. You can dress up as characters, have appropriate snacks, and plan a screening.

 

9. PJ Party

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Slumber parties aren’t just for kids anymore, and there’s nothing more fun than getting a group of adults together for some good ole fashioned pyjama-ed fun.

 

10. Glow in the Dark

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A glow in the dark party may sound difficult to pull off, but all you need are some white-clad guests, luminous paint, and black lights to get the whole thing glowing.

 

 

Themes are an excellent way to liven up a party, engage guests, and bring a new element of fun to your social life. No matter what theme you choose, your party is sure to be unforgettable, and these top 10 best themes will get you on the way to planning and hosting a legendary party.