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It’s easy to make any backyard get-together feel like a party! See how I hosted a simple backyard campfire party.
Some of my favorite memories are the ones that have happened in my backyard. Cookouts, gardening, and more birthday parties than I can probably remember, all time spent with family and friends.
Our backyard has been our favorite place to entertain. We love to light the grill, cook some food, and laugh and talk together. Throughout the summer, you’ll frequently find us eating a meal together in the backyard.
Something else that we love to do as a family is camp. From Big Bend National Park to the Natchez Trace Parkway, we have spent a lot of nights in a tent with our family. This summer, we are headed off for more camping. It just seemed natural then to throw a simple backyard party with a camp theme.
How do you decorate for a campfire themed party? Some tissue paper, a few sticks, and new Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels are at the heart of this easy backyard party table setting.
I was really excited to see that Brawny® Tear-A-Square® gives you the strength of Brawny® with the flexibility to only use what you need with three different sheet size options: full sheet, half sheet, and quarter sheet.
When I host backyard parties, my go-to is a folding table and white paper tablecloth. It’s so simple to layer any theme details on top of that neutral base.
Since I was going with a campfire theme, I wanted to use lots of natural elements with my table decor. I used a burlap table runner down the center of the table and then placed my ‘fires’ on top of the table runner.
These campfire centerpieces are made from sticks that I got in my backyard, tissue paper, and crinkled shredded gift basket filler paper.
Start by laying three sticks in a triangle shape. Then, layer the brown crinkled paper. The tissue paper ‘fire’ sits on top. I used red, orange, and yellow tissue paper, using the same method as you would to make a tissue paper flower. Sitting on top of the sticks and brown paper, I love how the ‘fires’ turned out!
I’m also a big fan of having fresh flowers at parties. Since this was a campfire theme, I picked some yellow and red flowers to make the colors of the tissue paper centerpieces. I put the flowers in milk bottles that have the bottom dipped in gold paint.
The finishing touch for the table is the place settings. Sometimes at backyard parties, it can be cumbersome for guests to grab their cups and utensils, especially if it’s more of a buffet serving. To make things simple, I love wrapping everything up in a mason jar!
Layer Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels with your utensils and a straw, tie everything up with twine, and then slip everything into a mason jar. It’s easy to carry everything you need and then the jar doubles as your drink cup.
New Brawny® Tear-A-Square® has quarter sheet sizes that lets you use just what you need without the waste!
Bonus, the quarter sheet size is the perfect size for dessert! Some sweet little campfire inspired cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with red frosting, and some gold sugar sprinkles. Hand a cupcake and a Brawny® Tear-A-Square® quarter sheet to each guest and they’re perfectly set.
In my experience, you can’t really go wrong when you combine food, friends, and family. Together we talk a lot, laugh a lot, and eat a lot.
For your next get-together host a Campfire Party and try these simple campfire centerpieces and Brawny® Tear-A-Square® utensil settings.
Lindsay Minix says
Can you show me how you made the tissue paper fire flames?
I used red, orange, and yellow tissue paper laid on top of each other to make tissue paper flowers. (Similar to these that my friend Shannon made https://everydaybest.com/how-to-make-paper-flowers/)
You can layer more than 3 sheets, and I also like trimming the ends into semi-circle shapes.
(You can also do a search for tissue paper flowers.)
Please let me know if that doesn’t answer your question!