Backyard party ideas

  • 3 minutes
  • 13 September 2023

Picture this…. It’s a balmy summer afternoon, the sun is shining, and your friends and family are coming to your place for a backyard party. 

Before you kick off the festivities, check out our ideas to take your fiesta from a chill gathering into something truly memorable! 

A backyard party is the ideal choice for people of all ages.

Backyard party plan for success

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, baby shower, Christmas party or a simple get-together with friends, planning is crucial. Consider every detail, from the menu to the theme for your backyard party. Confirm your guest list, send out invitations – and don’t forget to let your neighbours know!  

Privacy screens serve a purpose as well as adding design flair

Private oasis for intimate gatherings

Take inspiration from Three Birds’ House 14 and create a privacy screen for your backyard party. By installing feature tiling, the privacy screen becomes a design feature while providing visual and acoustic privacy. 

Pool parties are the epitome of a casual, cool backyard party

Pool party perfection

Pool parties are the definition of summer fun! Create an inviting pool area by designing integrated seating and daybed areas for sunbaking. Create a safe, secure pool area by choosing ModularWalls TrendWall®– with aluminium posts, TrendWall® is an ideal choice for poolside locations.

Keep your backyard party kid-friendly by considering the needs of guests of all ages

Keep it kid-friendly

Now more than ever, kids need time to play outside. Create a welcoming atmosphere for all ages by considering games and entertainment for the kids, like tug of war, hide and seek or even water guns and super soakers. However, safety and security should stay top of mind for your backyard party. Ensure your fences and walls adhere to local regulations and designate a safe play area for the younger guests.   

Outdoor lighting sets the atmosphere for a memorable evening

Outdoor lighting to create the perfect atmosphere

To set the right tone for your backyard party, ensure ample lighting for when the sun sets. Fairy lights, lanterns and tiki torches all provide a glow that will enhance the mood. Alternatively, consider installing lighting within your fence or wall.

Firepits provide warmth and comfort, no matter the season

Firepit fiesta

No matter the season, a fire brings a sense of warmth and celebration. Gather around the fire for story-telling, stargazing or toasting marshmallows. Create a centrepiece for your backyard with bench seating and let the good times roll! 

Consider shading, cooling, heating and seating to make your backyard party a success

Creature comforts – seating, shading and cooling

Should you choose to host a backyard party in the warmer months, consider shading and cooling features to maximise the comfort of your guests. Installing outdoor fans and providing ample shade and rest areas will create a backyard haven that will provide enjoyment for hours on end.  

Matt and Elise create a backyard party masterpiece with VogueWall

Memorable menus for your backyard party

It’s no secret that the key to a memorable event is a well-considered menu. Whether you prefer something gourmet like a cheese platter and grazing table or something relaxed like a BBQ spread, ensure you’ve catered for all guests. And don’t forget to cater for any dietary requirements at your backyard party. With a wide range of goods available at your local supermarket, it’s now easier than ever to provide something for everyone. 

The ultimate DIY entertainers' delight by Jimmy and Tam

Music: the ultimate mood booster

Music and good times go hand in hand, and the finishing touch for any backyard party or gathering is an inspired playlist. Select songs to set the tone for the atmosphere you wish to create. Take a leaf out of Jimmy and Tam’s book by installing outdoor speakers to create the ultimate entertainers’ delight.  

When it comes to hosting a memorable backyard party, the secret to success lies not only in the food, music and company but also in the perfect setting.  

Start planning your next backyard party today and create an outdoor oasis that your friends and family will love!