16 Tips for an Effortless Outdoor Party
Here’s how to create a backyard oasis where the revelers are satiated and no one gets eaten alive.
The secret ingredients (that don’t involve the food) for hosting an unforgettable bash.
Decorate in a Pinch
In fact, you really only need one party decoration (hint: it's a pinata). It’s colorful! It’s interactive! It’s wise to hand out the broom before everyone has had three margaritas! Buy a big piñata that fits the mood of the fiesta (try orientaltrading.com or confettisystem.bigcartel.com). “Fill it with dollar-store items in one color. Monochromatic always looks chic,” says Calder Clark. “Buy things people can wear, like sunglasses and necklaces. It will make fun photographs.” Other festive loot: lottery tickets and—especially for a pool party—mini water pistols.