I’ve always wanted to have a bit of a bohemian back yard party, you know the kind I mean? Think lots of fairy lights, cushions, blankets, candles and cocktails. Nothing fancy, just a very relaxed party with some friends in our back garden. The only problem is I live in England, where even the summer seems to come with rather more rain than sunshine. I still live in hope and who knows we might get an Indian Summer and I can have been dream little get together in my birthday month of September.
I’m thinking cocktails, music, fire pit and a big pot of chili. There’s just something about creating a cosy space outdoors, you can even create a space for a cinema style outdoor screening like this one by Emma at Life at The Littlewood. If my eldest daughter’s birthday wasn’t at the end of Autumn then I definitely consider doing an outdoor screening of Harry Potter for her party.
I think we can safely say that blankets, cushions, candles and outdoor lights are a must for this kind of gathering, whether it’s Spring, Summer or Autumn. Our new garden is pretty perfect for this kind of party, we could even try and get hold of a long short table to run along the back near the fence to sit around. I don’t want anything formal, I’m not really a fan of posh dinner parties, I much prefer a relaxed vibe with lots of laughter.
I’d love to be creative with the lighting a rig up long strings of lights along the back fencing and maybe even from the back of the house to the back fence so it goes over our heads. There’s just so much scope for this kind of indoor-outdoor party space. My inspiration for this kind of party of course comes from Pinterest and you can see more ideas here on my board
What do you think?
Should I risk doing this kind of party in September?
This is a collaborative post.
Cocktail making set, cushions, lights and glasses are all courtesy of TK Maxx
Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.