Tips on Creating a Perfect Backyard for Entertaining

Backyard entertaining is a popular trend in the United States. However, it can be challenging to create the perfect outdoor space, whether hosting an intimate cocktail party or a full-blown backyard barbecue. Many different factors create the perfect backyard for entertaining purposes, including size, location, lighting, and more.

This blog post will offer advice and tips on Creating a Perfect Backyard for entertaining!.

Size and Location

Your backyard should be big enough for you and your guests when it comes to size. If there are too many people in one space, it can feel crowded, which is not conducive to an enjoyable party environment. When considering location consider everything from privacy (do you want neighbors looking into your yard?) to sunlight hours (will everyone get sunburned?). To create the perfect outdoor experience, take some time before beginning construction on your new backyard area. Draw up plans that include essential factors like space limits and layout design. It’s also important to get tree removal services when you have many, hard to manage trees in your backyard. 

Lighting

Good lighting is a great tool to create an entertaining outdoor space. Depending on your personal preference, you can choose from traditional light options, like the sun and lamps, as well as more advanced technology such as LED rope lights or tiny bulbs that attach directly into trees for unique illumination effects. In addition, be sure to consider using fire pits for additional warmth if needed. It’s also important to note where precisely in your yard these types of lights will need to be placed, so they are accessible but not obtrusive (i.e., don’t forget about adequate spacing between fixtures).

Furnishings/Decorations

When furnishing and decorating your backyard for entertaining, it’s essential to consider what type of event you are hosting. If you are having a more formal gathering, go for sleek and modern pieces. For a laid-back party, the atmosphere tries eclectic or vintage items to make guests feel comfortable lounging outside all day. In terms of decorations, think about adding things like string lights, plants/flowers, and even water features (a small pond or fountain can be beautiful). No matter what route you choose, be sure to avoid clutter; too many objects in one space can quickly become overwhelming.

Budgeting for the Backyard Party Project.

Like any home improvement project, planning and budgeting are essential for creating the perfect backyard for entertaining. It’s essential to get an idea of all you want in terms of size, features, and furnishings to create a realistic budget. Don’t forget to factor in costs like permits, materials, and labor; if you decide to do much of the work yourself, be prepared for a lot of hard (and sweaty) labor!

Anyone can create their perfect backyard for entertaining guests by following these simple tips. With just a little bit of time, effort, and money, you can have the outdoor space of your dreams.

 

Libby

Married for eons, mom of 10, Nonnie to 26 with a great grand coming soon, to add to the mix. Avid reader and photo taker, scrapbook queen and jewelry maker. Collector of dishes, planners and pens. Lover of animals, chocolate and spends…long hours soaking in the spa tub (with a fully charged tablet, diet soda, and grub). She’s worn lots of hats, tossed most to the wind, and doesn’t mind starting all over again. Every day is a new adventure…come along for the ride!

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18 thoughts on “Tips on Creating a Perfect Backyard for Entertaining

  • I cannot wait until the summer when we can use the backyard again! We went a little crazy buying outdoor furniture last year lol.

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  • I want to improve my backyard. It’s rather blah at the moment. One day I’ll get a small deck back there!

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  • These are all great tips. I need to upgrade my lights and add more decorations in my backyard

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  • It all depends on the budget we have. So, planning is really important.

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  • We love entertaining and I’ve been trying to level up my outdoor space. This looks great!

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  • Wonderful tips. I can’t wait to start on our backyard one day. Backyard entertaining is a lot of fun.

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  • Every summer I go through this same checklist. I love our backyard and want it to be fun and inviting.

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  • I really love this! These are really great tips, thanks for sharing this to us!

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  • It is nice to have a welcoming space outdoors. These are great tips, especially in pandemic times when we try to do more things outdoors.

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  • I really enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing these helpful tips.

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  • It’s so wonderful to have a great backyard space. We are in a condo now and don’t have it. I miss it.

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  • Lighting and decorations are important, for sure. Such great tips!

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  • I love the look of this table and chair set, we are in the process of redoing our porch furniture right now.

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  • Yes beautiful backyard is important. I would love to modify my backyard. May some time later.

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  • These are great tips and so important for me to have a nice looking outdoor space as I love spending as much time outdoors when the weather is nice as humanly possible 😉 I will be working on lighting this year and my husband wants a Solo stove 😉

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