Three Simple Decorating Ideas For A Backyard Party

by Jayden Fisher

Whether you are hosting a small, intimate wedding or you are throwing a summer fete, decorating your backyard helps to set the tone for the event. Here are a few simple ideas you can use to bring a beautiful, festive look to your backyard area.

Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns offer a beautiful way to decorate your space for a party. There are several ways you can add these lanterns to your party area. You can purchase a string of party lights and hang the lanterns from the strings. You can line the fences, patio, and garage with these strings of lights, or you can hang them so they run from one end of your yard to the other, creating a ceiling of light and lanterns above your party area. You can also hang the lanterns from shepherd's hooks and place the hooks throughout your backyard for a festive look.

Mason Jar Centerpieces

An outdoor party should have a bit of a rustic feel to it, and one way you can accomplish this is to make your own centerpieces out of mason jars. Add a simple piece of ribbon to the mouth of each jar to add a bit of color to the centerpiece, and fill them all with wildflowers. If you can't find fresh wildflowers at your local florist, you can substitute with silk flowers from your local arts and crafts store. Place the jars at the center of each table, and scatter them throughout your buffet tables to create a more cohesive look for your party.

Parasol Table Umbrellas

Give your guests some shade while they are eating and add a bit of bold color to your party with colorful parasols. If you have round tables with a space for a regular outdoor umbrella, you can use these spaces to anchor the parasols instead. If there are no openings in the table, consider investing in large glass vases and fill them with decorative rocks or glass beads. The rocks or beads will help the parasol to stay upright in the vase, creating a beautiful centerpiece and shaded area for each table.

Use all three ideas together to create a stunning look for your outdoor space. As you shop for decorative hanging lanterns, parasols, and wildflowers, choose a color scheme that ties all three decor elements together, and use a little bit of creativity to customize any of these ideas to make them fit your personal tastes.