Make Your Backyard the Place to Be

Create a fun and inviting space in your backyard this summer for both friends and family to enjoy! With a few new additions, you can appreciate the privacy of your own home while still breathing in fresh air and enjoying the nature surrounding you. You’ll be the envy of all your neighbors when you throw the best evening get-togethers in your breathtaking backyard.

Set up an outdoor bar. Fun and easily accessible patio furniture is the first step to having great parties in your backyard. If you’re feeling crazy, you can add Tiki torches and decorations, but even the smallest bar (as long as it’s stocked) will impress your guests.

Give your guests plenty of space to sit with swings. Porch swings don’t always have to be on your porch! With a few comfy cushions and fun patterns, guests will be fighting over who gets to sit on the swing next.

Gather everyone around a spacious fire pit. A good backyard party isn’t complete without a bonfire and delicious s’mores. You have plenty of options when it comes to fire pits, like whether you want it aboveground or in-ground, and what kind of material you want it to be made out of. Do some research and decide which kind is right for you!

Hang decorative lights. Rope and string lights are very “in” right now. The lights will look great with the rest of your decorations and will illuminate the beauty of your yard and your guests. If you’re working with a budget, even Christmas lights can get the job done.

Include easy and fun backyard games. Now that your backyard is well lit, there’s no reason you can’t still have fun when the sun goes down. Bocce ball, ladder ball, and Cornhole are some crowd pleasers you can’t go wrong with.

Make your pool cool. If you have a pool in your backyard, consider adding some lights or fountains to give your backyard the ultimate wow factor. Your guests are sure to be impressed, and night swimming will be a lot more fun.