Monday, June 18, 2012

Ideas for Back Yard Party- Vintage Design for Summer

Today is the last of the grad party posts. I just wanted to show you some pictures of how we arranged plants and created additional seating arrangements to give the backyard a comfy feel for guests to sit and linger. Of course I used vintage items that I have collected over the years from yard sales and thrift stores!

Outdoor living room

Use ferns or other plants by the tent posts- we used these ferns from last years wedding

We filled the white containers with popcorn for people to snack on

I bought these old iron hotel chairs at yard sale and painted them

Set the stack of picnic baskets by an outlet as a "table" for the speakers for  music

Space for corn hole

The families with little ones used the red wagon to tote the kiddies around the yard


Throw vintage blankets on the ground for people to sit on.

Rusty always thinks the party is about him! He had soooo many snacks from the guests! He loves popcorn!

Friends since they were toddlers-now all grown up

I used a vintage violin case to prop up childhood and school memories because Scott played violin for eight years

  I hope you gained some inspiration for any type of gathering you might have this summer! Enjoy and cherish your family memories.



  1. Your yard looks beautiful. Love the table and chairs you choose for the party and the drop cloths! The ice cream station looks like so much fun too! I made ice cream sandwiches one 4th of July and everyone went crazy over them. I think its that little something we just don't think to make very often! Great ideas you have!

  2. I am in love with that weathered wood table and chairs! and the motel chairs are adorable! what a fabulous party atmosphere!!


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment.