The high stakes involved in hosting an outdoor pool party for 100 guests can be daunting. Outdoor decorating often feels like a balancing act of great visuals with florals and low-key style. No matter how you decide to spruce up your backyard space, there are many affordable pieces that can both increase your seating capacity and set the mood.
Do-it-yourself kits aren’t the only affordable options. You’ll find some pricey accents inside your home that offer similar benefits for a fraction of the cost. We’ve already shown you how to position your outdoor furniture for maximum flexibility, and now we’re giving you some pointers on what to buy to do the same indoors.
A Shelf Sprinkled with Paper Flowers
A well-decorated bookcase is the perfect tool for a backyard party — from place cards to side tables, you’ll find fun printables to add to your space without having to go through a long process of interior decoration. And with little investment in time or money, you can easily fill shelves with new paper flowers and decorate rooms with a coordinated DIY accent.
This DIY calendar works well with a traditional printables kit and doesn’t sacrifice either aesthetic for the sake of function. Using this DIY version, you’ll be able to schedule local events on a seasonal-oriented calendar that only includes vital dates and times. If the DIY version’s printouts are already printed, simply print out all the original ones and stack them in stacks.
Small Furniture Inverted
A dramatic view of a pool party is paired with a unique play on chairs. A guest chair flipped on its side can be a fun accent to a room. For a customized look, duplicate this monochromatic look in any object and tie in small textas.
Handy Projects Done Outdoors
As fun as this garden party kits set is, some ideas may take longer than others to complete. If your outdoor seating can’t accommodate 100 or more people, you’ll want to go the DIY route and create tables or chairs with crumpled canvas that will fit together when stored. Stacking up old runners, fun pillows, sunshades, or even garden tools — wherever the piece is most needed — can aid in packing up your space for a clean clean-up.
Keeping the Situation Even Closer
For a large group, keep things close with decorative tie tops. Creating a flower vase out of balloons, candy packages, and colorful socks is the perfect way to add splashes of color into any existing space.
Purchase Warm Shimmering Plants
White planters aren’t just for impressing your guests. They’re actually an inexpensive way to brighten up your space. Buy a variety of plants in different colors to create a warm and festive effect. Attach a gold ornament with a nest to the bases of your plants and let them stand proud.
Maximize the Room
If you’re heading to an outdoor pool party, you want to stay as fresh and inviting as possible. Make sure the colors pop from the inside and outside with durable flooring that isn’t slippery. While it may seem like a small price to pay for comfort, consider that your flooring makes it that much easier to maintain, stretching from the morning to the evening.