Next Level Decor: How to Liven up your BBQ

Hello! It’s been awhile that I have written an interior design related post and honestly, I think it’s because I spent so much time decorating my home that I needed some kind of mental break from thinking about any more design content for you all. Now I am back and excited to write another home related post. This time, however, it’s more of an outdoor/entertainment bit because 4th of July is coming up! Although I am not hosting this summer, I figured that I plenty of you are and this guide would come in handy.

I love a BBQ as much as the next person. Between all of the delicious food, everyone contributes to the light-hearted conversations with friends, something about it all is SO.DAMN.RELAXING. Being who I am, I like to make the night just a tiny bit special with some light interior decorating touches to complete my BBQ into an alfresco heaven.

Set Up the Food Separately

When having a larger group eating together, it’s nice to set up the table without all of the food being in the way. If you keep the food separate, people can feel more relaxed during dinner as they don’t have to ask people to pass stuff throughout the meal. Furthermore, It gives you the opportunity to decorate the table without having to worry about lack of space for the food. You can create a fun layout for the food table using different bowls and serving platters to make it feel thought out. Don’t have serving platters? Use cutting boards for items that are flat! It’s a great way to repurpose a kitchen tool and it gives it a nice rustic charm.

bbq, food, family gathering

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House Made Cocktail

Creating a house made cocktail is a fun way to personalize your party! Making a batch cocktail guests can enjoy that combine some of your favorite flavors is a twist on just providing wine and beer as usual. A mint julep or a fun summer gin & tonic would be delicious and refreshing!

drinks, cocktails

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Bring nature in

There is nothing better than a fresh bouquet of flowers to bring nature onto your table. Not only do they smell great and look pretty, but they also give your table setting an inviting feel. Bored of the traditional one bouquet? Try setting up little succulents in scattered pots or upping the ante on greenery to give the old favorite a new twist.


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There is nothing more quaint and charming than cafe lights. Something about them transports all of us to a place somewhere in the middle of a European cafe. It’s much more pleasant and ambient lighting to have as you watch the fireworks than a harsh outdoor light. Want to spice it up more? Adding in a chic banner like this one made of fabric scrap is so unique and creates a dreamy look for your BBQ.

cafe lights
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What are your favorite ways to decorate for a chic BBQ parties? Do you have fun plans for 4th of July? Comment down below, I’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy the 4th!

Until next time,


Featured Photo by Kaizen Nguyễn on Unsplash

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