I hope you have been enjoying my new blog design! I truly love it, and it feels so much more “me.” :)
You may be able to tell that my blog is going to be a little more focused on farmhouse living, since that is my goal in my own life. We do not own a farmhouse, but we are DIY’ing our ranch into a little modern farmhouse of our own! We have five acres, chickens, a garden, and a front porch with ferns…that should do it…right?!
Oh, and we also have a barn!
Well, it’s not a barn for horses and tractors and such, but it does house our lawn mower and all of Cy’s tools and equipment.
I wish we had a barn that was a little bit bigger so we could have a cool Barn Party in it, but that is not happening anytime soon. So for now, I can dream about having a big ol’ barn like the one below, and in the meantime, I can still throw a Barn Party with or without a barn!
8 Simple Steps to Throwing your own Back Yard Barn Party
(with or without the barn)
1. Grab some Gingham!
What is a barn party without some gingham? Gingham could show up in your napkins, your tablecloths, or your seat covers.
And you don’t have to use the traditional red and white gingham. Have fun and use different colors of gingham!
Source: TomKat Studio
How fun is this blue gingham used in this truck as a serving center?
2. Soften the Seating!
Need some extra seating? Why not grab some hay bales and soften them up with some blankets or towels?
Photo by The Reason on Southern Weddings
And if you can’t get your hands on hay bales, why not throw a blanket and some pillows on the ground to create a cozy eating spot?
3. Light the Lanterns!
Once you have your seating covered, light up the party with lots of lanterns!
(And don’t forget to string some cool lights too!)
4. Decorate with Nature!
The best thing about barn parties is that your decorations are right outside your door! Go around your yard and gather up branches and wild flowers, throw them in a mason jar, and you are good to go! :)
5. Mix in Metals!
The food and beverage station is the perfect spot to mix in some metals, especially the galvanized kind. :)
6. Bring in the Burlap!
What’s a barn party without burlap?!
You can use it on the table tops…
or wrap it around a mason jar….
8. Make some Music! (and memories)
Last but not least, let the good times roll with some good ol’ country music!
Whether you have a small country band, a radio, or some fun karaoke tunes, be sure to leave some space for some dancing!
Now I want to throw a barn party!
Maybe I will be able to put one together when we get back home with our girl. :) (Btw, we finally got our travel dates, and we will be leaving in two weeks to get our girl! It wasn’t as soon as we hoped, but at least we have a date now! I will fill you in with more dates as we get closer.)
Have you ever had a “barn party?” Got any more fun tips? Feel free to share them in the comments!