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6 Amazing Outdoor Party Ideas For Summer

Family | June 15, 2019


Alabama weather has been so nice the last week or so! Our summers usually get into the upper 90s most days, but so far we’ve hung out in the 80s. We find ourselves outside more, especially in the evenings. We enjoyed a family gathering a few evenings ago where we sat on the porch eating burgers, watching the kids play in the sprinklers, and laughing at old stories. It was so nice! Summer truly is the perfect time for outdoor parties! Don’t you agree?


I have joined up with several blogger friends to share with y’all six summer outdoor party ideas that will have all of us wanting to spend these long, slower evenings hosting family and friends. Each of these differs from the other, giving you a wide range to think over and plan for this summer. Are you ready to get this party started?!


For me, we keep lemonade in our fridge year round, but there is something about the summer time that makes it taste even better. Lemonade is also a staple at pool parties, BBQs, and kids birthday parties. Why not amp up your next summer outdoor party and have a lemonade bar for people to enjoy, creating their own twist on this summertime-favorite drink?!



I am excited to share with you how to create this fun outdoor lemonade bar in just three simple steps! Your guests will love creating their own cold drink and how yummy it tastes.

Head here to gather your supplies, learn eye-catching styling tips, and our favorite fruit syrups and fresh fruit drink mixes! A lemonade bar is is really fun and is sure to be a hit with all ages.

My 100 Year Old Home


Leslie shared about Adding Decor to the Outdoor Dining Room of her son’s engagement party. She wanted the look to be representative of a California Hamptons style. Her impeccable styling shines even when taking on a huge party including lovely tablecloths, casual yet eye-catching centerpieces, and string lights for the perfect glow. This is a party perfectly fit for the soon-to-be bride and groom. I’m saving this one for one of my own children’s wedding one day!

Happy Happy Nester


Janine shared a Spring Table Setting: Beautiful Flower Centerpieces that is to die for! This table setting reminds me of being in a secret garden and dining there; it’s simply lovely. She shares 10 detailed steps on how to create a table like hers and each step is so helpful. I especially love how she scattered florals around the whole table, not just to the centerpiece. Go see read about all the details here!

Modern Glam


Ashley shared Backyard Party Ideas and Recipes that truly inspired me to create these in my own backyard! She shares several decorating tips when hosting a backyard party (including some really comfortable and stylish seating options that I loved!) and ambient lighting that is sure to make your home feel warm and welcoming. Plus, you’ll love her suggestions on what to serve when hosting a backyard party! Plan your next party by heading here to go see what Ashley shared!

The Pickled Rose


Kristi shared Outdoor Room Ideas that are sure to be the perfect spots for those summer evenings to relax with friends and family. She shares invaluable decorating tips for an outdoor porch, and encourages anyone to give it a try regardless of the size of your porch! One of the tips she also shared that I loved is how outdoor parties encourage fellowship! So creating various conversation clusters is such a clever way to think about styling your outdoor spaces for parties. And, now I need some black and white pillows for our porch because of her saying how classic (and it does!) look on a porch. Go read more tips and tricks here!

The Happy Housie


Krista shared her Pea Gravel Fire Pit Patio Reveal and I am ready to join her by this gorgeous area right now haha! Her fire pit patio has ample seating and several accessories that invites people to stay awhile (not to mention the view she has is gorgeous!). I love sitting around a fire pit and this one is surely done beautifully! The icing on the cake is to have s’mores available for everyone to enjoy at your party and she shares exactly how to do just that. Go see how relaxing and lovely her fire pit patio truly is here.


I hope you all enjoyed these six summer outdoor party ideas . Are you ready to try one (or all) of these yourself? I surely am inspired to get out and enjoy this time of year in a multitude of ways.


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