Take It Outside: Brit + Co's Guide to Outdoor Entertaining

It's summertime, and just like Fresh Prince once said, it's time to sit back and unwind. What better way to chill in the middle of a heatwave than with an outdoor party. Since there's no way you're settling for a basic barbecue, we are here with everything you need to throw the hottest bashes this season, including unique themes, trendy (and affordable) decor ideas, and easy recipes to bring it all together. Get ready for some serious party inspo.

Grill Party

Set yourself apart during this year’s season of grilling and outdoor entertaining with these colorful, tasty, and easy-to-make DIYs. But before you invite the whole crew, check out every decor find and accessory you’ll need.

Backyard Camping Night

Instead of driving the distance to your favorite campsite, head to your very own backyard with your nearest and dearest this season. You’ll have all that extra time to up your fire-pit recipe game, create the ultimate s'more, and play lawn games. We’ve picked out all the essentials for your backyard campsite party.

Retro Pool Party

If of-the-moment giant pool floats aren’t your thing, host an event that celebrates vintage poolside glamour at its finest. Rock that gingham suit, get your retro sunnies ready to go, and channel your inner Esther Williams because we have all the colorful, throwback accessories to make your retro pool party go off without a hitch.

BFF Glamping Night

Why brave the great outdoors this summer when you can do it all from the comfort of your backyard? Invite your squad over and spoil them with sheet masks, gallons of rosé, fancy bites, and lots of cozy blankets and pillows. Make it a glamp-out for the books with these luxe essentials.