How to Decorate your Patio for Outdoor Entertaining


If you have a patio, then you have the perfect space for entertaining guests. Before you can invite your guests over, however, you need to prepare your space for outdoor entertaining. You want to create a warm, inviting atmosphere that’s comfortable for a party and sets the right mood!   Here are some tips that can help you decorate your patio for outdoor entertaining.

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How to Decorate your Patio for Outdoor Entertaining

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Outdoor Lighting


Outdoor lighting is a great way to decorate your patio for outdoor entertaining. Not only will outdoor lighting set the mood for your event, it will also make it possible for your party to keep on going during the evening hours. Some great ideas for outdoor lighting include using strings of white Christmas lights or pretty LED twinkle lights around your patio. You can place this lighting choice around any plants or trees in the area, or string it above your patio. You can also use outdoor lamps or candles to decorate your patio for your event.

Paper Lanterns


Paper lanterns are also great for decorating your patio for outdoor entertaining. Stringing a few of these around your patio will definitely lend a festive atmosphere to your event. Paper lanterns are also versatile since you can easily get them in different colors without spending a ton of money. This saves you money so you can get creative with your decorating budget.

Use Your Garden

If you’re planning on having an outdoor party on your patio, don’t be afraid to take advantage of your garden. You can use flowers and plants from your garden to decorate your patio. Simply cut a few flowers off of the plant and place them in vases or mason jars. If you don’t want to remove the blooms from the plant, you can use potted plants around your patio instead! Either way, your guests will love how beautiful your patio looks.

Themed Décor

If you’re having a 4th of July party or a Memorial Day party, don’t be afraid to get creative with some themed décor. Once you know what kind of party you’re having, you can look up great DIY ideas that fit the theme. You can also add simple things like flags or red, white, and blue flower arrangements to your patio to fit those patriotic themes.

Decorating your patio for an outdoor party can be fun! Simply decide what atmosphere you want, and then start adding flowers, lighting and other décor to achieve that look.

What are your best tips for decorating your patio for outdoor entertaining? Tell us in the comments!

17 thoughts on “How to Decorate your Patio for Outdoor Entertaining”

  1. shelly peterson

    I love have lighting using strings of lights, the paper lanterns are a super cute idea. Thanks for the great tips.

  2. There are some really great ideas in this article. Thank you for sharing. I’ll have to try some of these ideas out.

  3. Great tips! I can’t wait to decorate for outside. It’s still pretty gross weather here in Washington but I’m ready to start decorating as soon as it starts to get sunnier. I love the paper lanterns. I’ve always wanted those.

  4. We have solar lights outside on our gazebo that we’ve had up for a couple of years now. They work wonderfully, and last almost until dawn. They look absolutely beautiful with the snow falling around them :-)

  5. I am so excited the warmer weather is here and it’s time to open up our outdoor space. These are wonderful tips to decorating a lovely extension to our home. Thank you for the great post!

  6. These are great tips. My outdoor decorating involves sandbox toys, swings, and balls! lol!! Every time I put something nice out, it gets broken! Oh well! One day!

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