8 Outdoor Party Tips & Tricks



Summer is just around the corner… which means that outdoor parties are too! I don’t know about you but while it’s fun to plan a party, it also brings on a little anxiety. Did you get enough food? Should you have decorated better? And the one you ask yourself over and over: Did you forget anything? Not to fear though, I’ve brought you 8 awesome tips and tricks to throw a party everyone will enjoy!

1. The first thing that comes to mind when I hear “outdoor party” is sun. This sunscreen station is a genius idea to keep everyone’s skin safe and happy. (Catch My Party)



2. Let your guests capture great memories with this DIY photo booth (A Beautiful Mess)



3. What’s an outdoor party without S’mores?  (By Stephanie Lynn)

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4. And if you add a S’mores bar, don’t forget a sticky fingers station complete with paper towels and hand wipes! (The Kitchn)



5. Pinatas, everyone loves ’em. Get creative and make your own! (Think Make Share)



6. Spray paint your holiday lights (Landeelu) and then use ping pong balls for simple yet pretty lighting. (The Surznick Common Room)



7. Spray a little vodka on your food table to keep all the nasty bugs away! (Your Crafty Family)



8. You know the nightmare of not having enough food for everyone at your party? Well you can kiss that goodbye with the help of this food chart! (Chickabug)




This post is part of a blog hop with a few of my mom blogger friends from the Mom Blog Social Media Share group on Facebook. Here are their post titles and sites, if you’d like to “hop around”:

Tassels and Tunics: A Time Saving Summer Fashion Guide for Moms // Living That Mom Life

Baby’s First Summer; How to Make A Family-Friendly Bucket List // So(Lace) in a Small Town

3 Summer Staycation Ideas // Diary of a New Mommy



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  • GREAT tips! I never heard about the vodka. Loving everything about this post and can’t wait to use the ideas soon!

  • Love it i might use some of these ideas soon. I also wanted to ask what do use to edit your pictures

    • Let me know how it goes, I’m personally excited about the pinata 😊 Shoot me an email I’d be happy to help you!

  • Nita Ulloa-Pedroni

    Such great ideas! I love the sticky finger station, might have to use that for the family reunion, along with sunscreen!

    • I think we’ll need multiples! Please let me know what I can help with

  • Such good ideas! I can never really plan an outside party. Scottish weather is far to volatile!! Great post thought!

    • Scotland is on my list of places to visit! Thanks for stopping by xo <3

  • Rachel@socialworkcommunity

    Great tips! Will be using the vodka trick for sure! Also LOVE the infogram on how much to prepare…I always struggle with that.

  • mtogiai

    I love the Vodka and lights ideas! My daughter was just asking if I could put up lights for her birthday next week. It is such a simple and inexpensive thing to do to light up her world! Great tips!

    • I actually had them lit in my room for a bit pre-kids…I loved it so much and she will too for her party! Happy early birthday <3

  • I’ve never heard of the vodka on the table idea! I also love the food/drink chart – very helpful 🙂

  • Can I come to your house for a party? Love all these ideas and thanks for the heads up about the vodka keeping pests away. Happy summer! Thanks so much for linking up with #momsterslink which will return this Thurs June 30! Hope to see you there!