Backyard Gone Glam #4: fun outdoor party activities

We’ve come to the fourth and final post of our backyard gone glam series! Today’s post is all about fun outdoor party activities that will keep guests entertained and dress up your backyard party.

Any great party has some killer details that put it above and beyond. These details don’t have to be big, sometimes it’s the little things that really make a difference!

Here are some extra party details to add to your next outdoor festivities.

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Add games or activities

Looking to up your outdoor party game? Check out these ideas make your backyard go from drab to glam. #outdoorparty #party #backyardparty #summer #backyard

Fake tattoo station (Tattly) via Green Wedding Shoes | Lawn Scrabble via Constantly Lovestruck 
Yard Twister via You + Me

Games, activities, or crafts make great icebreakers. They give guests something to do other than mingle and eat (not that there’s anything wrong with those things!).

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Set up a photo area

Looking to up your outdoor party game? Check out these ideas make your backyard go from drab to glam. #outdoorparty #party #backyardparty #summer #backyard

Hanging frame photo booth via On to Baby | Simple photo booth via Hostess with the Mostess 
Chalkboard word bubbles via Hostess with the Mostess | Photo props via Creative Butterfly XOX on Etsy

Speaking of activities, a photo booth is not only a fun thing to do, but a great way to create lasting memories from your party!

A photo booth doesn’t need to be fancy either—think about hanging cute decorations in an area where guests can easily take pictures. And if you don’t have a camera to leave out, why not use signs to give guests a hashtag to use on Instagram?

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Send guests home with party favors

Looking to up your outdoor party game? Check out these ideas make your backyard go from drab to glam. #outdoorparty #party #backyardparty #summer #backyard

Trail mix favors via A Beautiful Mess | Cookie favors via Spoon Fork Bacon 
Kids party favors via 100 Layer Cakelet | Margarita favors via Style Me Pretty

Party favors will not only look great displayed for your party, they’ll also be a fun little reminder of a great night with friends and family!

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Set up convenience stations

Looking to up your outdoor party game? Check out these ideas make your backyard go from drab to glam. #outdoorparty #party #backyardparty #summer #backyard

Recycling center via Good Housekeeping | Sunscreen and bug spray station via Catch My Party 
Trash can makeover for parties via Tuesdays with Dorie

Setting up clear locations for guests to dispose of their trash and recyclables will not only help them out, but it’ll make clean-up easier on you. But don’t stop there—you can keep guests comfortable by setting up mini-stations stocked with supplies to protect against the sun and/or bugs.

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Well, that’s a wrap!

I hope this outdoor party series has inspired you to really transform your space for your next outdoor party. If you have any other ideas, I’d love to hear them!

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Find the rest of the series here: part 1, part 2, part 3.

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  1. Hannah says:

    I love these ideas, especially the party favors! Those “have a cookie” bags are too cute.

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