Outdoor parties are great any time of the year, but Spring and Summer are by far the most popular months. The days are getting longer, the kids are out of school, and people are looking for any excuse to be outdoors. Whether you’re working with an intimate patio or a sprawling back yard, here are 10 great Outdoor Party Themes and ideas for your next al fresco soiree.
Outdoor Party Themes
1. Tuscan Inspired Wine & Cheese Tasting.
This is perfect if you’re working with a roof-top or smaller patio as you don’t need space to serve a full meal. Hang some string market lights, put together a good selection of wine and cheese, and voila!
2. Poolside Luau.
This is a family-friendly theme that everyone can enjoy. Fire up the grill, light some tiki torches, and offer some fun cocktails. This is the ultimate outdoor party for summer.
3. Ladies’ Tea Party.
If you have a garden space or a courtyard, then a tea party is perfection. Serve small sandwiches and cakes, tea and coffee, and invite your friends to wear their favourite hats for a prize for the most unique.
4. First Day of Summer Party.
What better way to celebrate the beginning of Summer. Whether with just a few close friends, or a big bash for the whole neighbourhood, kick-off summer vacation with a bang.
5. Southern Style Breakfast.
A fun spin on the average brunch, is a rustic breakfast party. Have a lemonade bar with mason jars for glasses, offer a biscuit station with an assortment of jam, and use quilt-covered hay bales for seating.
6. Outdoor Movie Night.
Who doesn’t love the idea of watching a great movie under the stars? Find a large white sheet, borrow or rent a projector, and lay out some pillows and blankets. For a fun extra, create a snack bar with a variety of treats & popcorn.
7. Scotch and Cigars.
This one caters slightly to the male variety, but would still work for couples. Set up an outdoor bar (a table works just fine) and offer a sampling of nice scotches or bourbon. Looking for something unique? Hire a torcedor (cigar roller).
8. Host a Camp Out.
This could be a great event for the kids, or do a “glamping” theme for a fun girls night! Either way, s’mores are a must. This outdoor party theme is great for early or late summer.
Mexican food is a instant crowd pleaser and works great for a large group. Gather some colourful flowers, set up a taco bar and margarita machine and you’re set!
10. Crab Boil.
Invite your guests to come get their hands dirty with a seafood boil. This is a theme that is fun to work with and can be as casual or as elegant as you’d like.
What have you got planned for your outdoor party this Spring/Summer?
Hope these ideas gave you some inspiration.