Tips for Hosting a Backyard Shower

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I love a reason to celebrate new beginnings – baby showers and wedding showers are always so magical. My favorite place to host these events is in the comfort of my backyard. Backyard entertaining can be whimsical and eloquent without a lot of fuss – be intentional about keeping comfort and fun at the top of your list!  Here are a few of my favorite Tips for Hosting a Backyard Shower!

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1. Lighting is Essential. 

When planning a backyard party, lighting is essential.  For this party I incorporated several TIKI® Brand Island King® Large Flame Torches, a TIKI Brand Fire Sculpture – I love my Antigua (pictured below), and globe string lights.  Large, vibrant dancing flames add ambiance and high décor.

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2.  Setting the Table.

Backyard showers are best when they perfectly blend casual and formal. Create a banner that uses cheerful fabrics representative of the guest of honor to hang above the table. Using the banner as inspiration, search through your linen closet for a runner with a pop of color to layer over a basic sheet or tablecloth.  When setting a table, layer all the essentials and then add an element of surprise – at this shower I served guests sorbet from my collection of teacups.

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3.  Keep Your Guests Comfortable.

Help keep the mosquitoes away from the party by using TIKI Brand OFF!TM/BiteFighter® Multi-Use Torches combined with OFF!®/BiteFighter® Fuel.  These torches, pictured below, can be staked in the yard and offer proven mosquito repellency!

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A backyard party is a simple way to entertain guests for hours!  Keep comfort and fun at the top of your list and you’ll create a party that not only the guests will love – one that you enjoy as well!

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  1. Aimee, you sure have a gorgeous backyard and the perfect place for entertaining. I love it!

  2. What a gorgeous backyard. And I agree its not a party without bunting!

  3. What a pretty little party! I love the colorful banner! Those turquoise chairs are adorable! Good idea to keep the bugs at bay with the “bite fighter” Tiki torches too!

  4. Your backyard is just gorgeous!