My little sister is graduating from college next weekend, and we're throwing a backyard barbeque party for her at our place!
I'm so happy that I finally live somewhere that has a backyard, but it definitely needs some improving. I really want to make it bright and happy and fun for our first cookout of the year, so I've been searching everywhere for a bit of inspiration!
I remember this idea from Real Simple Magazine - it's so cute and simple! You just use drinking straws to make the flowers stand up straight - it's so bright & happy.
I'm in love with these triangle banners - I've been seeing them everywhere lately. They look REALLY easy to make, and I'm thinking of using old magazines instead of fabric so that I don't have to buy anything that I don't already have.
I think this idea is adorable, but I probably won't do it for this party. I don't own any globe lights anyway!
I love the idea of using long drapes or sheets to create a "room"outside.
Obviously we won't be as formal as this, but I love the look of this porch!
Love the colors in this - and again, the banners! They really make the space look bright and cheerful!
Such a cute & simple idea. I have a lot of old jars I've saved, so maybe I could create my own version of this. I may even paint some of them so that the light shines through the colors.
I love a couple of these ideas - the thought of making S'mores - AWESOME! We have a fire pit in the backyard & everything (the only thing right now that makes our backyard awesome), and what a fun idea to have supplies for making your own S'mores. I definitely think I'm going to do that.
I love the idea of using wildflowers as part of the centerpiece of the table too.
So many ways to incorporate all the bright & beautiful colors!
This is the backyard I'm starting with....
Ugh - isn't it BORING!? Haha! I love the fire pit that John dug out in the middle, but everything else.... ick. I gotta spice this baby UP!
Any thoughts on other ways to make my backyard pretty for the occasion?