We’re fairly new to our neighborhood, we just moved to a new house this year, and we’re still getting to know a lot of our neighbors. In the past, I’ve found a great way to make connections in a new area is to host a party. So I partnered up with Lowes to create a perfect backyard setting ready for summer entertaining.

Backyard Parties and Summer Entertaining

Here are some of my favorite party and entertaining ideas for hosting a backyard party.

1. Decor

  • String holiday lights around trees or from your home to your fence for a starry night sky feel, or set up these mason jar lanterns around the yard.
  • Festive table settings with DIY tablecloths, mason jar flower vases, and tissue paper pom poms.
  • Flowers – One of the best ways to decorate is with flowers. We’ve placed a Star Jasmine plant right at the back door to help the whole backyard smell fragrant. And it’s a gorgeous plant to boot. We also have colorful perennials to help brighten up the green of it all in the back.

Jasmine Plant

2. Food and Drinks

3. Dessert

Backyard Parties and Entertaining

What backyard party ideas can you share to help set the summer entertaining mood?

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