Struggling between a girl’s night out or a cozy evening at home? It’s a classic dilemma we all face—and dread. So, what if we told you that you can actually have both?
Take your night inside the house, or out to your backyard for a much needed change of pace with friends, all while enjoying the intimate comforts of home.
With just a few steps, you can combine the best of both worlds into one unforgettable night. Here’s what you’ll need to plan it all out:
Set the scene
Create an inviting atmosphere by eliminating the most common hesitation towards the outdoors: discomfort.
You’ll also want a spacious table set out for light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. A well-placed table runner can really transform the look.
Lights, camera, action
After all of your hard work, you’ll want to make sure the spotlight shines on the beautiful backyard escape you’ve created.
String lights have a dreamy feel and are always a sure win. Candlelight lanterns cast a charming glow, and you can easily shift light around as needed throughout the night.
Natural pops of color
Instead of limiting bold color choices to decor accents, try something new. Since you’ve taken the party outdoors, why not take some inspiration from your environment?
Serve up nature’s candy on a fruit tray. Watermelon and strawberries are great during the warm months, while oranges, lemons and pears are top winter season choices.
Keep everyone hydrated throughout the night with infused water. Our cool infused lemonade recipe is delightfully refreshing.
Potted flowers create a fairy-tale garden setting for that perfect Instagram snap.
A little something bubbly
If you want to create the nightlife experience in your own backyard, don’t forget this important detail: champagne, wine and maybe some mixed cocktails. Arrange some of your glassware favorites on a bar cart. If you’re unsure how to dress it up, we have just the right guide for you.
And there you have it. Simple steps to a remarkable night. All that’s left is choosing your favorite playlist to stream, kicking back and enjoying the night. Is a girl’s night at home in your weekend plans? We’d love to hear!