Simple Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Are you ready for summer!?!?  14 more days until school is out!  Hosting a party for friends can be stress-free with these simple tips for preparing your backyard for guests.  This post is brought to you by TIKI® brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

1. Email Invites.

Save time and money by sending invites via email.  Find the perfect invitation.  Add the party details.  Then email the invite to your guest so they have all the information easily accessible in their inbox.

2. Keep the Party Outside.

Limit the amount of traffic and mess inside the house by using a fun chalkboard sign that directs guests to enter through the back gate. Add a couple TIKI® Brand Island King® Large Flame Torches to make the entrance more festive.

Backyard Party Tips 2 @ItsOverflowing

3. Set Up Separate Food and Beverage Stations.

Keep the menu simple and create a better traffic flow by having separate tables for the main course and the beverages.  On the beverage table serve healthy snacks, Sweet Iced Tea, and little water bottles so guests can refresh and dispose, rather than keep track of their drink throughout the party.

TIKI - Backyard Tips 2 @ItsOverflowing

 4. Add Amazing Ambiance.

Adding TIKI Brand torches to your backyard is an easy addition and adds amazing ambiance.  I love the classic look of the Island King Large Flame Torch and I love that they can be used all summer long.

TIKI Torch Close Up 1 @ItsOverflowing

5. Create a Party Atmosphere.

Liven up a party by having tunes that your guests are sure to love.  A high quality wireless speaker and a variety of playlists for different events is always a hit when backyard entertaining.

6. Keep Mosquitoes at Bay.

Use TIKI Brand Torches to help keep the mosquitoes away.  The TIKI Brand OFF!TM/BiteFighter® Multi-Use Torchesare adjustable allowing them to be used in the ground, as a garden torch, or on a tabletop. Combined with TIKI Brand OFF!®/BiteFighter® Fuel , they are a great defense against mosquitoes.

TIKI - Backyard Tips 1 @ItsOverflowing

7. Simplify Clean Up.

Purchase a backyard waste bin that blends in with your decor to keep the after-party cleanup to a minimum and your backyard looking stylish.

TIKI - Backyard Tips 3 @ItsOverflowing

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  1. love it!!!

  2. This has definitely put me in a party mood!

    • You are so sweet Sandra! I’m so excited that SUMMER is fast approaching! XO, Aimee