Tips to Help Transform Your Backyard into a Premier Party Destination

If you’re preparing your backyard to play host to an engagement, birthday, graduation, or Labor Day party, etc., you might be wondering how you can transform it an awesome affair. Well, fortunately, doing so won’t take a lot of time or money, and if you seriously want to, consider some of these tips below:

Offer “hand-held” food items that guests can enjoy while they mingle.

Have you ever attended a cocktail hour? During this time, the catering company usually serves finger foods that guests can eat while they talk. So, why not consider serving these hand-held food items at your backyard party? All you will need to do is make sure you have some tables full of easy-to-eat hand-held foods that will keep your guests’ bellies full as they walk and talk. Some foods you could consider are scallops or crab wrapped in bacon, franks in a blanket, mini burritos, and grilled portabello mushrooms stuffed with the meat or seafood of your choice.

Stuffed Mushrooms









Offer Tasty Premade Drinks, Or Set It Up So They Can Make Their Own

Instead of buying ten bottles of soda, or getting a couple of kegs filled with soda or beer, consider placing a few jugs of some tasty party drinks on tables around your backyard. If you want to make getting a drink more fun for your guests, you can also consider setting up a buffet station with some directions that guests can follow to make their own beverages. While the buffet station might mean more work, it will also make your party more engaging and fun!

Drink Station






Provide Entertainment

Great parties always have awesome entertainment. If you have any friends who work as photographers, magicians, DJs, or are in a band, you can ask them if they would like to perform. If you don’t know any, there are plenty of companies out there that you could get in touch with to provide these services—and they aren’t always expensive!


If you would like to learn more about planning a great backyard party, we here at Village Catering can definitely help! Not only do we offer food, we can help you coordinate the entertainment and much more!