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Top Airbnb Outside Entertaining Ideas

Jul 6

You still have some summer left. There's an activity you want to do in your backyard, patio, or deck. You have friends! It's high time that you celebrated all these things with friends! Airbnb entertaining can seem daunting. But with a few simple changes to your outside vacation rental space, you can create an inviting, relaxed environment for guests to enjoy.

Seat everyone together

We love the convenience and aesthetic of a long table for dinner parties. This family-style setting allows for easy sharing of the meal and conversations. Do you need to put together a few tables? You will find your guests will be none the wiser when they gather around your new table.

Change up the casual seating

Some people don't want to sit for the whole evening. This is why you need a variety of seating options. You can also use indoor seating to double as a dining and lawn chair.

You shouldn't be afraid of mixing and matching at the table. A collection of chairs gives you an eclectic look that allows guests to choose where they want to sit.

Tune in

Music can help you get rid of awkward silence and soothe any barking dogs or crying babies next door. You can set a playlist for the party at the beginning and forget it afterward. You can choose crowd-pleasing classics like the Rolling Stones or the Eagles. Respect your neighbors, and don't forget to keep the volume low. You don't want the background music to make babies cry or dogs bark. Check out more Airbnb backyard ideas here.

Light a fire

You don't need to have a dark place to light a fire. You can warm up your backyard with a crackling fire, both aesthetically and literally. There are many options for fire pits. The classic backyard fire pit is made of wood and surrounded by chairs. However, you can also use a gas or natural gas pit to save the smoke. If space is limited, you can also use a tiki torch or modern fire heaters to create a relaxing backyard atmosphere.

Lay a rug

Outdoor carpet creates an entertaining space and warms it up. It also gives little ones a place to play. You can either use a print or color to throw under your dining table or make a faux-living space by using it with poufs and chairs.

String together mood lights

String lights can transform your backyard, creating cozy spaces under trees and on patios. For a warmer, more sophisticated look, you can skip the Christmas lights and opt for larger bulbs.

Up your game(s)

Games are a great way to entertain guests and spark conversation between friends. Backyard bocce is always a hit, provided it doesn't hit any other objects. Cornhole is a classic favorite. You'll earn bonus points if your boards are made by you. If you have the space, there will be a lot of competition on your backyard badminton court.

Are you short on space? Are you afraid of a stray Bocce ball getting into your kitchen window? Get out your board games! You can have classic and easy board games as well as classic card games at the table prior to or after your meal.

Get cozy with blankets

Cold guests should go home. A few wool blankets are a great way to keep your guests warm as the temperatures drop. You can either stack them in a basket or place them on a chair. Then, you can get your party started after the sun sets. See more ideas on our Facebook.

Set up a projector

A backyard projector screen can be used to entertain guests, whether it is a real projector screen or just a white sheet. You can entertain your guests with a slideshow that they can watch all night or a movie night. There's something magical and memorable about gathering under the stars. Add popcorn!