Sharing all the tips & tricks to create the perfect beautiful summer garden party in outdoors in the backyard on the deck with summer party light ideas & pictures.
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4 Summer Garden Party Light Ideas
There is something magical about summer gardens at night!
I have always wanted to have a night time summer garden party.
When I was contacted by Balsam Hill about doing a sponsored post for them called “Light Up the Night” I immediately said yes!
Deck Lights Before
We haven’t really had a chance to have people over at night yet because we don’t have any outside lights on our deck other than a motion spot light.
Believe me waving my hand every couple minutes to turn back on the lights gets OLD after a little while.
Fairy Lights Under a Cloche & Lighted Boxwood Wreath for a Summer Garden Party Table Centerpiece
I added the 2 strands of the fairy string lights under my glass cloche & added it to the top of one of the square boxwood wreaths.
The best thing about these 2 pieces is that they are battery powered so no ugly extension cords required & I can move them anywhere around my house.
Those little fairy string lights really pack a punch & I was surprised how much light they brought to our backyard farmhouse table.
One really nice thing about fairy string lights is that the wire of the strand is a little stiff so you can bend & shape it & it stays in place.
Lit Boxwood Wreath over Beverage Station for a Summer Garden Party
I added a 2nd lit boxwood wreath over our enamel top table that I found curbside a few years ago.
It brings just the right amount of light to our little beverage table.
Beverage Station with Premixed Drinks in Mason Jars for a Summer garden Party
I brought out some drinks I had already mixed up & poured in small Mason jars & added them to a basket of ice to keep them cold.
Clear Mason Jars with Tealights to Light Up the Summer Garden Party Stairs & Trees
I also brought out some more clear mason jars that I added small tea lights to for my summer garden party.
I even hung 3 mason jar lanterns on the large spruce tree we have just off our deck. (see the DIY Here)
All the different lights truly made our backyard deck & summer garden party glow.
I brought out some wine and cheese and invited a few girlfriends over and we had a great night catching up at my summer garden party.
I can’t wait to light up our deck again for another summer garden party.
The boxwood wreaths and fairy string lights are fantastic and I plan on using them all year round to decorate our farmhouse.
Thanks again to Balsam Hill for sponsoring this post and providing me with 2 square boxwood wreaths & 2 strands of long fairy string lights…. unfortunately they are no longer available but I hope this will give you a few ideas for how to light up your next summer garden party!
by Tara Lehman
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