If you’re hosting a bohemian-inspired get-together, chances are you have a few boho-chic belongings lying around the house that you can use as a starting point. Mix and match old treasures with new favorites to make the occasion special, eclectic and unique to your style. Read on for five ways to spruce up your backyard space for the outdoor party of your dreams.
Say hello to backyard bliss with beautiful lighting. Hang strings of lights over the table and seating area to create a warm and welcoming environment for your dinner guests – even better if you can keep the lights up well after your party ends. For extra boho vibes, illuminate the pathway to your hangout with durable solar lantern lights that charge during the day so they’re ready for the spotlight when the sun goes down.
This is where a lot of the DIY comes in. No centerpiece is complete without nature-inspired decorations. Hand pick your favorite flowers and greenery from your garden or reach out to friends and family to see if they have blooms to spare. In addition to floral arrangements, we also suggest strategically placing copper LED lanterns across the table – the last thing you want is for your guests not to be able to see what they’re eating.
Since you’re going to “wow” guests with the décor, we suggest not overdoing the menu. Keep it simple with a family-style meal or easy hors-d’oeuvres for sharing. Create a signature cocktail and serve in a giant mason jar so guests can refill as they wish.
Instead of purchasing a low-to-the-ground table, work with what you’ve got. Give your outdoor table a makeover by layering a bright-colored table cloth and patterned runner down the center. For the table setting, opt for real plates over paper but you could use wooden cutlery to play up the outdoor ambiance. Create a DIY party favor and place it on the top of everyone’s setting as a sweet gesture for coming.
Round up an assortment of boho-chic pillows to cozy up the seating arrangement. Start with what you have around your house – think texture, floral, patterns, color. If you need to purchase a few extras, Sunbrella outdoor pillows come in eye-catching colors, not to mention they are fade-, stain- and mildew-resistant so you can enjoy casual get-togethers for years to come. If your table is low to the ground, place this Curations footstool at the head of the table for the perfect pop of pizzazz.
We love the home decor from Curations’ modern boho collection, exclusively sold at HSN. This vibrantly colored patterned throw blanket was created by female artisans in India, making it an extra special, one-of-a-kind piece. Drape it over your fence for a gorgeous backdrop – it doubles as a beautiful background for photos and #selfies.
What tips do you have for hosting a boho-inspired party?