Top 5 Summer Party Ideas to Highlight Your Backyard

It’s August, bring on the outdoor entertaining! We’ve compiled a fun list of summer party ideas to try this month for your next shindig. This list is all about highlighting your favorite area or feature of your yard, or getting a little inspiration for how your yard could be transformed into party central. So, get your SPF on and find your flipflops because the next summer party is in your backyard!

1. Spa Party

Do you have a pool, hot tub, or fountain? Put the focus on your water feature while hosting a relaxing Spa Party. Serve fresh fruit smoothies, lemon-cucumber spa water, bubbles, and light snacks. Try a poolside facial or hair mask, then dip your toes in the water or lounge in your favorite chair.

Inspiration: How to Host the Ultimate Spa Staycation in Your Backyard, 35 Sizzling Themes for an Outdoor Summer Party 


2. Party In the Dark

The focus for this party is all about your outdoor lighting. From romantic string lights to impressive landscape lighting that shows off your yard’s features, lighting can create a beautiful ambiance for the best outdoor party after dark. Plan a rustic dinner on your patio table under the lights, add a sophisticated playlist and you have one dreamy party.

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3. Firepit Campout

Your firepit is the centerpiece for this upscale camp out. Setup a smores station and gather your friends and family around your firepit for a nostalgic night sure to create lasting memories for all. Pro tip – try gourmet marshmallows and chocolate or put together a whiskey bar for a more grown-up experience.

Inspiration: Unique Summer Party Themes, The Best Fancy Smores Desserts


4. Lawn Games Tournament

This party is perfect for backyards with flat areas or even built-in games like a bocce ball court or a putting green. Setup your lawn games and add some friendly competition, and you have a day of fun! Create a bracket if you want to get competitive or just play some music and start laughing.

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5. Pizza Night

Put your outdoor pizza oven or outdoor kitchen to good use with a Homemade Pizza Party. Gather your pizza fixings and let everyone create their own personal pizzas for a night of enjoyment.

Inspiration: 50 Genius Summer Party Ideas…, Host The Perfect Outdoor Pizza Party


If you need help getting your backyard ready to entertain guests or you’re looking for your own private sanctuary, let’s connect. Our team of landscaping experts can work with you to make your ideas and dreams a reality. 

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