4.25.2012

Take 3: Party in the Back

Got you with the title, didn't I? ;) With summer lurking around the corner (and seemingly already arrived here in GA) I can't help but dream up great backyard bashes that involve good music, great company, and of course great lights...
 {Party 1 | 2 | 3 }

I hope this is a pick me up for your Wednesday!
I think I will make some guac today just to extend that summer party feel...

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39 comments:

  1. Well, this is what I'll be daydreaming about all day as I work. I need to start planning a little summer party -- I only wish I had a backyard to do it in! But maybe one of my friends close by has one I can borrow...

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  2. I am trying to avoid the emotional decision of buying a home JUST so that I can host a fabulous backyard summer soiree before it's fiery hot here in Texas. Haha. These photos are fabulous and definitely inspire happy daydreams. :) Happy Wednesday!

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  3. Oh, these are all so magical! What is it about strung lights that are just so special! :)

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  4. Gorgeous inspiration!
    Now if only our apartment had a backyard! ;)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  5. These images are SO lovely! DEFINITELY a party I would love to attend!

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  6. I love the first picture. Our new house has a huge backyard. I cannot wit to move.

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  7. These all look so magical! The lights are my favorite part. I might have to make some guac tonight too now that you've mentioned it!

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  8. I always see these sort of parties in the movies :) They are so lovely and make me smile :)
    xx

    www.queenoffunkydiy.blogspot.com

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  9. Can you have one of these parties when I'm in ATL this June? If I tried to throw one mine would look like a lightning bug funeral.

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  10. oh I think I need some guac and possible a couple coronas. those spaces look so inviting. bring on summer.

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  11. I'll take some of your guac for sure! Summer seems so distance especially with the chilly front that is lingering in Indy.

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  12. These party photographs are making me daydream! Twinkle lights, bunting, good music, and friends...aah, we need summer here!! It's a chilly 39F in my city today...brrrr. Thanks for sending out the warmth xo

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  13. I want to go to the party in the second picture! Well, all of them, but that one looks the most fun. ;)

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  14. Love seeing this. Just booked a pair of tickets back to good ole georgia. I am missing home so excited to be home for spring/summer for a few days.

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  15. Ha! Love the title :)

    Wish my backyard was like that, those look like so much fun!

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  16. These make me so happy!! I just need a mosquito zapper so I can enjoy a long dinner outside under the lights and stars.

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  17. Oh goodness, those are some awesome party pics!!

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  18. Those pictures are so nice! very nice Wednesday pick me up.

    Sara :)
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  19. A definite pick-me-up for my Wednesday - outdoor parties are always better :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  20. Lovely inspo shots! Who doesn't love a backyard party!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  21. I am sooooo excited for summer and getting our pool set up so we can have fun summer night parties! I'd love to string lights inside the pool fence to add some ambiance like those photos!

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  22. magical!!! i must get lights for the backyard!

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  23. we still have our lights up from last summer (oops)..but it really does transform the backyard into a fun and whimsical arena..i absolutely love it :-)

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  24. Oh, what I would give to be in anyone of those backyards.

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  25. I love stringed lights on patios! Instant ambiance!

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  26. Man, I wish I had a backyard...

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  27. I wish for this summer party as well..it will be really wonderful!

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  28. Oooh I am SO daydreaming right now! Thanks Anna! :)

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  29. Hello
    I really enjoy your blog and the dear things you and your husband express about each other and about your faith.
    I was wondering if you know what to anchor the party lights to that drape over the table.
    Thank you
    Kathleen

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  30. okay, this is making me really wish i was having an outdoor party right about now. absolutely stunning!!
    xo TJ

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  31. soo beautiful! i'd love to attend a party like this!

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  32. oooh so pretty! one of the favourite things we did last year was host a big BBQ for the hubs bday in July - it stretched into night, we had lots of candles, and we just loved it!

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  33. Oh yes please, such a relaxed vibe, love it!

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  34. A summer party sounds just perfect. This post has really got me thinking! :)

    Now what will I need? .....

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  35. hehe-LOVED the title Anna :) and i'm loving this inspiration too! it's my last summer before university, so my friends and i have already planned a bunch of get togethers this summer before we all leave-and i'll definitely be using tbis post for ideas!

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  36. @ Kathleen -
    Thank you for your kind words! Means so much to hear feedback like that!
    To answer your question (couldn't find an email address to contact you) the first photo's lights are anchored to trees and in the last I believe they are wooden steaks. When we strung lights before we did a mix of both:)
    Hope that helps!
    Anna

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  37. I want a party like that, please can someone organise it!!

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  38. love summer outdoor lighting! great picks.

    ps. i think, if you have spots, i will be taking a sponsor spot in june ;).

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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