There’s a reason why every evening party Pinterest board has a whole section dedicated to lighting. Well-executed lighting is fundamental to setting the mood for your outdoor get-together. Thankfully, it’s also very easy to pull off and make it look good. String up energy-efficient LED lights over your patio area and place a few candles on your outdoor tables to turn a backyard hang into a wonderland of twinkling stars.
Just like when you were kids, you can have more fun when there’s a group activity to participate in. One of our favorites is to set up a TV and a gaming console for a little video game action. There are head-to-head games that involve racing and fighting, but we’re bigger fans of music and rhythm games that get the whole family feeling like rock stars.
Speaking of outdoor TV, one of the most versatile outdoor decorations is a projector. Set one up outside for a DIY movie night or project some fun visuals to add a little dimensionality to the scenery.
There’s nothing that’ll set the tempo for the evening like a well-curated playlist full of your favorite summer tunes. You could spend a little time to curate it yourself or search your favorite streaming app to see if somebody else did all that hard work for you. Either way, crank up the speakers and let the good times roll.
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