Layer lighting by stringing bulb lights overhead and using natural flames with torches, citronella candles or table torches. Layer rugs, pillows and blankets around the entire space to create the ultimate cozy hang out. The conversation will naturally flow, and the pace of the day will slow so you can soak it all in.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, PARTY
Lighting is one of the easiest ways to create a mood. Drape outdoor string lights above, place TIKI® Torches around the perimeter and include citronella candles on tables. These outdoor, durable items are perfect for easy entertaining because they can be left outside throughout the season and put into action in no time.
DON'T EXCLUDE THE GRILLMASTER
Since smoke from the grill likely means it's separated from the rest of the party, framing the backyard party area with TIKI® Torches can form an inclusive border to help the grill-tender remain part of the festivities.
Backyard games like horseshoes, cornhole and tumbling blocks are a DIY project away and give your guests an activity to do. Each round takes 10-15 minutes and can be played by multiple people at once. Need another reason to be outside? Host a tournament, and see who comes out on top!