Backyard Gone Glam #2: more outdoor party decorations

We’re back with the second post in our backyard gone glam series, with even more creative ideas for outdoor party decorations!

Yesterday, I shared part 1 of setting the scene at your next backyard party. There are so many ways to do it, I couldn’t fit them all in one post!

Here’s the rest of the best ways to set the scene at your party.

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Create spaces within your space

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

Outdoor hangout in the shade via Wedding Chicks | S’mores party bonfire seating via Style Me Pretty
Blankets for lawn seats via You + Me

Designating spaces for guests hang out, eat, or play games can be a great way to transform your space. Or, set out some blankets and invite them to create their own seating area.

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Make a statement

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

DIY giant display letters/numbers via Cardstore Blog | Cardboard letters via Flickr | Marquee sign via Inspired by This
Gold-fringed letters via Ann Marie Loves | Vintage marquee DIY via Oh Happy Day

Want to really make a big deal of a big occasion? Display signs—giant letters/numbers or marquee signs—are a great way to put the spotlight on a guest of honor or theme of the party. (See more ideas for outdoor lights here.)

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Decorate with balloons

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

Giant round balloons with tassels via Hostess with the Mostess | Balloon garland via Baby Center Blog
Balloons via Project Nursery | Giant round balloons with ribbon via Wedding Chicks

Balloons are a simple, quick, and inexpensive way to make your space more festive. They instantly add color—and you can dress them up with tassels or ribbon. Attach to stakes in the ground, tables, chairs, fences, and any other place you can think of!

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Stay tuned tomorrow where I’ll share ideas on how to make your party food and drink really stand out!

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Find the rest of the series here: part 1part 3, part 4.

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