Your outdoor space is really an extension of the interior of your home. It provides you with additional options to relax and be comfortable, and can be ideal for entertaining. During the summer months, your backyard can act as the perfect “venue” for any gathering or party if you think beyond the norm. For those with a flair for planning and decorating, it can be fun to look at ways to transform your yard for each event that you host, to make it a unique experience for your guests every time.
Here are some unusual ideas for converting your outdoor space into an exciting and exclusive party space.
Turn your yard into a carnival
This first suggestion works best for bigger gatherings such as birthday parties and special events, as the more people that attend the better it will work out. Turning your yard into a carnival is something that every child, and adult who is young at heart, will truly enjoy. It can conjure special memories of attending local carnivals and fairs as a kid and offer you a chance to make new memories. You can rent carnival games, a cotton candy maker, the old school hot dog machine, and even a popcorn cart.
Make your own obstacle course
If you’ve got a crowd that loves being active and is happy to take on a challenge, then why not transform your yard into an obstacle course? Air Fun Games is a company that offers obstacle course rentals in Florida. Their inflatable course features three different courses all rolled into one, which means your guests are in for the ultimate challenge. What’s great about these inflatable style courses is that all ages can participate, so kids and adults can all enjoy the activity together, and the set up and take down is done by the rental company – no hassle to deal with on your end. It's worth having a look in your area to see what you can plan for an inclusive, adventurous party.
Create a serene spa garden atmosphere
Now that we’ve looked at a couple of high-energy backyard transformations, it’s time for something at the other spectrum. You can also create a serene spa garden in your own yard, which is ideal for more intimate and quiet gatherings, like a ladies' evening or a bridal shower. This can include comfortable seating with plush pillows, lights strategically placed around the yard and garden, a water feature such as a small fountain, and a menu that whispers "spa cuisine" using fresh and healthy ingredients, plus some indulgent treats, too.
Camp right in your own yard
Camping is one of the most popular activities in the summer, so why not recreate that atmosphere in your yard? You can set up a firepit, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, sing campfire songs, and have an easy, low-key evening. Go all out to get that campground atmosphere by putting up a large tent complete with cushions and blankets, placing camping chairs around the yard, and turning on the tunes so music is playing when your guests arrive. As an added touch you can even set up some games such as beanbag toss, badminton, and cards – all popular games at campsites.
The key to pulling off an innovative outdoor party that is truly enjoyable for everyone, is to see your backyard as a versatile space. Use your imagination along with these ideas and you'll have an event that becomes a cherished memory for your friends and family.