Backyard gone glam #3 | summer party food ideas

Today is day 3 of our backyard gone glam series, and it’s definitely the most mouth-watering! Check out these awesome summer party food ideas that can dress up your outdoor party.

The one thing you can guarantee your party guests will paying attention to is your food and drink. Here are some of the best ways to impress your guests!

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Create a festive tablescape

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

Sunday juice bar via Style Me Pretty | Taco bar via 100 Layer Cake 
Dessert table via 100 Layer Cakelet | Backyard bonfire party via A Beautiful Mess

Setting a table specifically for appetizers, the main course, drinks, or dessert is a great way to allow guests to have easy access to your party treats, but it’s also an opportunity to dress up your space!

Play with your color palette, different sized plates or bowls, and try setting things on a box or crate for varying height.

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Serve finger foods

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

Watermelon caprese via Style Me Pretty | Appetizers on a stick via Cardstore Blog 
Easy (but fancy) finger foods via All You | Backyard BBQ via A Small Fry | Gourmet s’mores station via Cookie Creatives

If your outdoor party is standing room only, consider serving finger foods, food on sticks, or dishes in small containers that guests can snack on throughout your party.

Themes can help here too. If you’re doing a camping theme, or even a BBQ where you can keep the grill going, how fun would a s’mores station be?!

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Set up a drink station

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

Cold drinks for a casual outdoor party via A Beautiful Mess | Pre-made drinks in mason jars via Birds of a Feather 
Drink table via Not so Newleywed McGees | Cocktail table via Inspired by This

Having a fun drink setup will definitely dress up your outdoor party.

You can try buckets, bath tubsdrink dispensers, pre-made drinks on ice, or a even a whole table devoted to drinks—and don’t forget cute straws, garnishes, and drink stirrers to make it that much more fun :)

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Add some signage

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

Beer party sign via Hostess with the Mostss | Pie pops via Every Last Detail 
Chalkboard menu sign via You Could Make That | Make your own trail mix table via Green Wedding Shoes

Signs are a fun way to tell guests what’s on the menu, but they’re also good for any special party instructions, or just to add a little fun to your party!

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Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my favorite ways to glam up that backyard party with the extra details!

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Find the rest of the series here: part 1part 2, part 4

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