Preparing Your Backyard for an Outdoor Summer Party

Eating BBQ'd food at a picnic table.

Do you want to throw a backyard party?

We don’t blame you! The summertime is arguably one of the best times of the year to spend time in your backyard. So, why not ask all of your friends and family to join you by throwing a party? You can involve the various features of your backyard into the party, give it a theme and invite whomever you desire! But first, you need to prepare your backyard (and yourself) for this event.

Read on for more information about preparing for a backyard outdoor summer party.


Before inviting loved ones over to your backyard party, it’s important that you begin by cleaning the area. Start by removing any garbage or debris from your backyard and disposing of them accordingly. Next, remove any old or broken furniture or accessories, to improve the aesthetic and remove any safety hazards.

You can also use this time to pressure wash your driveway, walkways, back deck, patio area, and siding of your house as to improve the look.


Once your backyard has been tidied up, it’s time to spruce up your landscape. Start by cutting the grass a few days before the party, watering the flowers, and making any necessary upgrades to ensure the safety of your guests. For example, if one of the steps on your back deck needs to be reinforced, we highly recommend that you do so before the party.

For more tips about revamping your backyard, take a look at this informative article.

Prepare Backyard Features

If your yard has an outdoor swim spa, hot tub, furniture, BBQ or any other backyard feature of interest, you may want your guests to have access while at your party. Take some time to test the water in your spa and ensure the cleanliness of the water, so that guests can swim with ease.

Next, take a cloth and some soapy water and give any outdoor furniture a good cleaning. This will help to remove dirt and debris, so your guests can sit down without getting their clothes dirty.

Party Preparation

It’s time for the finishing party accessories!

If your party doesn’t already have a theme, give it one now! Why not opt for a fun and trendy beach bash, backyard luau, or 80’s themed party for an added flair? Party planning stores tend to carry accessories throughout the year that can help you make your themed soiree a success.

You’ll also need:

  • Finger foods
  • Meal foods
  • Drinks
  • Plates
  • Cutlery
  • Napkins
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen & bug spray

You can also accessorize your backyard with the use of balloons, lanterns, decorative flower vases, candles, tiki torches, and coolers. Finish it off with the perfect backyard party playlist, and you are good to go!

Kalispell Backyard Living Store

Are you looking for ways to complete your backyard? Perhaps you want your backyard to become the next great spot for entertaining guests and endless recreation? Our experts at Big John’s in Kalispell can help you do just that! We have a wide range of lawn and garden tools, hot tubs, swim spas, and grills for sale at our showroom. We're also proud to offer some of the best swim spa prices and hot tub prices in Kalispell. To get started, visit us today!