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

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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.