You know I love a good party and am always looking for ideas and inspiration. This time I will feature one-of-a-kind Outdoor & Summer Party Themes and Ideas. Here are some of my new favorite party ideas and websites that have great party ideas.
I favor a casual get-together with friends and family, but am just as happy throwing a gussied up shindig. You can see my recent outdoor party here, here and here.I’ve found plenty of ideas for gathering outdoors to party.I hope you find inspiration from one of the festive events or elegant garden soirées below.
Spring Cleaning Swap Party with Breezy Buffet
This might just be my favorite of favorites!!! Perhaps your shelves are filled to capacity, requiring a paring down or you may realize some of your things no longer hold your interest. A swap party offers the opportunity to enjoy a meal with friends and gain some new cherished items while getting rid of a few. (Each individual should bring the same number of items.) Set up a long table in the yard on which guest can deposit their possessions, arranged by category–silver, dishes, glassware, linens. In the event of rain, have an alternate location in mind. When everything is in place, serve a light buffet lunch pot-luck style!!!
Read more: Swap Party – Trade Your Treasures With Friends – Country Living
Spring Garden Tea Party
Delight your friends and their senses among luscious blooms, floral fragrance, cups of warm tea and cakes. “There’s a freshness, a spontaneity you feel when you entertain outdoors,” says Pamela Scurry, who often entertains on her spacious terrace. “It entices the senses.” Pamela pays thoughtful attention to all the details that go into a fabulous fete — and has fun doing it. See how she crafts her imaginative ideas to make an occasion special.
Summer Picnic Party
Fresh-made pies, ice cream, and frosty drinks take pride of place at this Fourth of July picnic. Set up the table in a shady spot for guests to enjoy an array of fresh-made pies. Here is a chance to use that vintage lace-edged white tablecloth. Make it party perfect with a colorful piece of material thrown over the white is a yard or two of striped cotton ticking — that matches your theme. Finish by adorning each plate with a party favor flag.
Read more: Summer Picnic Food and Party Ideas – Country Living
Set the mood with cornstalks, straw bales, and bandannas. Food is prepared ahead and then served cold at a help-yourself station. Three table sare covered with simple, inexpensive burlap. Railroad lanterns provide illumination as night falls. During a break from dancing, guests chat with neighbors over a plate of buttermilk fried chicken and herbed biscuits.
Read more: The Hoedown at Brykill Farm – Country Living
Outdoor Party Tricks
You know that I love to make use of everyday items from around my house to create unforgettable touches and fun accents. Click here for some great ideas to use at your next backyard gathering. Read more: Summer Party Tricks – Simple Table Decorations – Country Living
Outdoor Table Decor
I could go on and on and on….the ideas are endless and amazing!!! All these ideas came from Country Living…find everything you need for easy summer party planning, from table settings to entertaining tips and decorations!