Fun Ideas for Unforgettable Backyard Parties

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The key to a great party is a great backyard!

Summer is the perfect time to host an unforgettable outdoor party at your Tucson home. Whether you’re having a small get-together or hosting a bash for the entire neighborhood, there are several ways to ensure every guest leaves with a smile on his face. Keep reading for a few simple ideas you can use to turn your outdoor living space into the ideal setting for your next party.

Pre-Mixed Cocktails

If you’d rather enjoy your outdoor party than spend time as a bartender, there is a simple solution—buy or make pre-mixed cocktails for a self-serve experience. Some of the most popular summertime cocktails are cool, refreshing drinks such as sangria, fruit refreshers, and blended drinks; make sure to include plenty of ice and set out plentiful cups, straws, and napkins so your guests will be satisfied without requiring you to constantly check on the state of your refreshments.

Ice Berries

Whether you’re serving cocktails or spring water, ice berries are a refreshing and appealing treat that every partygoer can enjoy. Simply freeze strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or any other type of small berry prior to your party, then set them out in a cooler with ice to allow guests to fix up their own drinks with a little something sweet.

String Lights and Lanterns

One of the best ways to dress up even a simple outdoor party is to illuminate the night with string lights or lanterns. Outdoor lights are available in a variety of colors and styles, allowing you to completely customize the look of your party. You can use these versatile lights to line your pool or your pergola, creating safe walking paths and steady illumination so your party can continue in comfort long after the sun goes down.

At Carl Ragel’s Natural Pools and Gardens, we specialize in creating the perfect outdoor space for gatherings, relaxation and more. We can help you design your ideal pool, fountain, or garden for years of outdoor enjoyment in Tucson. Please call (520) 323-2627 or reach out to us online to learn more about our exterior living services.