Set the mood at your next summer bash with Real Simple’s downloadable playlists.

By Real Simple
Updated May 29, 2014
Marcus Nilsson

Lawn Games and Lemonade Playlist
Combining classic barbecue fare and old-school activities, this low-key gathering is ideal for a mixed crowd where guests don't know one another. Suitable for ages 3 to 93.

Backyard Beer Tasting Playlist
Meant for an over-21 crowd, of course. Steer guests away from everyday ales to help them find new favorites.

Picnic-and-a-Movie Night Playlist
The movie is the main event, but before you press play, get guests revved up with popular songs from favorite films.