5 Outside Party Ideas to Try


Summer is upon us, which means celebrations outdoors in the sunshine or in the breeze. Preferably, it will be both! I am delighted to round up a handful of my favorite outdoor parties:

  1. Balloons tied to beach chairs are a great addition to any backyard bash!
  2. I am swooning over this backyard party. Combining hot pink and pastel peach is totally my jam! The way this entire tablescape was arranged is terrific!
  3. From the colors to the desserts to the floral arrangements, this backyard party has got to be one of my favorites!
  4. Paper lanterns, a pretty tablecloth, and a bouquet of flowers can certainly go a long way!
  5. Flower arrangements in mason jars make the perfect addition to your backyard party!

Contributing Editor, Melissa Johnson is the Founder and Creative Director of Best Friends For Frosting. A self-taught baker, she used the experience she gained from working at three different bakeries to launch Best Friends For Frosting, making her the entertaining expert and dessert stylist she is today. Her expertise has been exhibited on QVC, In The Kitchen With David, America’s Test Kitchen, Easy Food Magazine, Foodspotting, Amy Atlas, Craftzine, The Tomkat Studio and The Party Dress Magazine.