5 Decorations That You Need For Your Summer Soiree

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5 Decorations That You Need For Your Summer Soiree

With the weather warming, many of us are spending more time out in our gardens, on our patios and yards, dreaming of all the renovations we want to do. Maybe you’ve hit the sweet spot in your decorating and renovations are complete. So you spend your days daydreaming of the next project you’ll tackle or party you’ll host. Perhaps hosting a summer brunch, BBQ or evening soiree? While you might have every detail nailed down when it comes to how your home is decorated for day-to-day living, maybe you’re looking for inspiration to decorate for a party. With the theme picked out and invitations sent, let’s look at some affordable decorations to add to your outdoor decor for your summer evening party!

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It’s All In The Lighting 

Nothing sets the mood quite like perfect lighting. You can really switch up the tone of an event based on what type of lighting you employ. Maybe you already have string lights hung carefully throughout your backyard – if you don’t, they add the perfect ambiance for an evening get-together. Additionally, candles create a romantic and light-hearted atmosphere and can be set up in various ways. From floating candles and tea lights to larger candles in lanterns and tiki torches, sprinkle them at dining tables, end tables, and coffee tables throughout where the guests will gather. Lighting is the first and paramount step for setting the tone of the type of event you want to host. 


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Seating Options 

Of course, you have backyard and patio furniture that you and your family already use on a typical day. But, when you’re hosting an event with a large group of people, you want more options. After all, one of the most important jobs of the host is to make sure your guests are comfortable. Set a beautiful and cozy vibe to your party by investing in ottomans and floor pillows on which your guests can lounge. No matter the theme of your party, try to pick lounge options in an aesthetic that you can reuse often and fits in with your existing decor. These are creative seating options that can be easily stored after your party and then pulled out when necessary for parties or just friends coming over for a glass of wine.

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Outdoor Rugs 

With bohemian vibes still on-trend, you may already have several outdoor rugs on your deck or patio. Even if your style is more modern or minimalist, outdoor rug options are a great way to pull a seating area together. Rugs have the ability to elevate a space or completely change the tone depending on the theme of your event. With so many big-box retailers and online stores specializing in rugs, it’s easy to find one that suits the needs of your aesthetic. Just make sure to use outdoor rugs outdoors as they will last longer against the elements.

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Adding More Plants 

Sure, your garden may be the envy of your neighborhood, but you can easily liven up your outdoor space with more plants for the party. Patio plants make a great addition to your back deck or yard anyway, so investing in more for the event is well worth it as they add to the ambiance and then boost your mood on a typical day. Another bonus of extra patio plants is their adaptability. Most plants you’d purchase from a nursery can easily transition into your home as fall approaches, and you can bring them back outdoors next spring. You could even consider buying smaller succulents or house plants as party favors for your guests to take as they exit your party. 

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Keep Things Green 

When it comes to decor that you use for your event, we’ve focused on items that can be used after the party is over or easily stored until the next one. Keep that same sentiment with the dishes, cutlery, and other linens used for your event. Make sure you go with glass over plastic and fabric over the paper. These decisions are not only more climate-conscious, but they give a more elevated aesthetic to your party. 

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Hosting a summer soiree may take some planning, but make it fun! Save inspiration images on Pinterest (you can see my entertaining boards here), create grocery lists, and plan ahead of time. Your guests will appreciate all your hard work. Make sure you pick out a theme they’ll remember and add party favors to your planning checklist and invest in the above-mentioned affordable decorations for the event. Check out some of my summer parties and patio decorating tips below!

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Xoxo,

Laura

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