Make This Summer Unforgettable With These 4 Backyard Party Ideas

May 23, 2017

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to start planning your backyard party. Since outdoor entertaining will be at its peak over the next few months, it’s never too early to book your event rentals. But if you’re a bit stuck on just how to put those rental chairs and tent accessories to good use this summer, we’ve come up with four festive ideas that your guests will be sure to remember for years to come.

Independence Day BBQ

One of the most popular summer celebrations has to be the Fourth of July. But you can make your July 4th bash really stand out with backyard party tent rentals. You can decorate your tents with patriotic flag banners and rent linens in traditional red, white, and blue. Fill mason jars with marbles or fresh flowers and tie ribbons or twine around the rim. Most importantly, don’t forget about the food! Hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecued chicken, ribs, coleslaw, potato and pasta salads, beans, corn, and fresh watermelon are all classic choices that will be sure to go over like gangbusters. And there’s nothing more Americana than apple pie or strawberry shortcake for dessert. Don’t forget the sparklers!

Garden Tea Party

If you’re looking to throw an elegant affair, there’s nothing more lovely than a tea party — and you can easily bring the garden inside your tent rental! Festoon the tables with beautiful blooms, antique china, and nature inspired knick-knacks like miniature birds and woodland creatures, old keys, nests with eggs, or birdcages. Use white lace table linens with pretty pastel runners (or make one that looks like moss for a more immersive feel). Decorate your rental chairs with satin ribbons, pretty slip covers, or soft pillows. This occasion calls for scones and clotted cream, finger sandwiches like curried chicken salad with grapes, cucumber and cream cheese, or egg salad with dill, miniature desserts, and, of course, several different kinds of tea.

National Ice Cream Day Social

July is National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday in July is known as National Ice Cream Day. What better way to commemorate the day and cool off from the summer heat than to throw your very own ice cream social? Go all-out with an expansive ice cream sundae bar, featuring different flavors of ice cream, syrups and sauces, sprinkles, chopped nuts, all kinds of candy, whipped topping, and fresh fruit. You can offer your guests classic sundae bowls or let them choose between sugar and waffle cones. You could even have sodas on-hand so they can make floats! Decorate your table and chair rentals in pinks, yellows, and minty greens or go retro with some fifties flair. For a party of 15, you’ll need at least 200 napkins — but since these parties can be a bit messy, you might need to plan for more.

Midsummer Eve Carousal

For true romantics, a Midsummer backyard party is just the thing to kick off the season. On June 24, invite your guests to an after-dark feast filled with candlelight and merriment. If you love Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, you can create your own fairyland right in your rental tent. String up twinkle lights, cover tables in flowers, and decorate your rental chairs with scarves and comfy cushions. Serve grilled meats and vegetables, seasonal fruits, cheeses, and plenty of sweet desserts. Be sure to step outside this summer solstice and gaze at the stars or tell stories around the bonfire before retiring for the evening.

No matter what kind of entertaining you’re planning for the summer, Allied Party Rentals can help you make your event more memorable. For more info, contact us today.