Welcome to the first post in our backyard gone glam series! This is part 1 of a week-long series on how to dress up your outdoor party, and today we’re talking about party decoration ideas.
For years, I’ve obsessed over photos of outdoor parties and weddings, and how people seem to completely transform their outdoor spaces. Well, I’m finally getting the chance to try my hand at transforming my own space for my 30th birthday party, and what a difference a few things can make!
I had thought it would be pretty difficult to make a big impact, but I’ve been doing a lot of research over the past few months, and it turns out that there are some fairly simple things that can really do the trick!
Even though I’m taking cues from weddings, engagement parties, and other big events, I found these things can be easily adapted to smaller and more intimate parties (without having to spend a fortune).
This week I’ll be sharing some of the best ways to dress up your space for your next outdoor party or get-together.
Let’s get started!
Add outdoor lighting
Lights set a theme, tone, and mood—and there are so many options! Candles, tiki torches, market lights, paper lanterns, twinkle lights… I could go on and on.
Get creative with color to create a playful daytime space that transforms into something magical once the sun goes down.
Choose a theme
Giving your party a theme—and infusing it into the decorations and menu—is a great way to make planning easier and to create a cohesive look.
Hang banners, garland or streamers
Garland, banners, streamers and ribbon add so much festivity! They have endless color options, so it’s so easy to coordinate them with just about anything. You can hang them from trees, fences, or balconies.
The best part? All of these materials are pretty easy on the bank :)
Decorate with flowers and plants
Flowers and plants are a great way to dress up a space, and they add an instant splash of color that will last longer than your party.
If you’re feeling especially creative, you could even decorate your pots!
Don’t miss out on other ways to glam up your backyard – check back tomorrow for the next part of my outdoor party series!