Backyard Cookout Decor: 10 Inspiring Ideas For Your Party Decorations

A table set up with sunflowers and red and white checkered tablecloths for backyard cookout decor.

Backyard cookout decor should be fun and simple. Look at these 10 inspiring ideas for party decorations for your next cookout. Because they are simple, you can’t go wrong!

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Multicolored string lights.
Be a trend setter with Edison Bulbs.|Photo Credit: Ted Xumkc
A backyard with a table and chairs for a cookout under a tree.
Mason jars make great outdoor light fixtures.|Photo Credit: Pinterest

Of course, the best parties rock on into the night. This means that you must light up your yard with these darling lights.


Backyard cookout decor featuring a long table with food and a checkered tablecloth.
Opt for inexpensive burlap for a pretty tablecloth. So when you top it with a gingham checked runner you will have a casual look.|Photo Credit: Pinterest
A table set up with sunflowers and red and white checkered tablecloths for backyard cookout decor.
On the other hand, you can use a gingham tablecloth topped with a burlap runner.|Photo Credit: Pinterest
A backyard cookout decor featuring a table set up with sunflowers and burlap.
Finally, you can use your classic white tablecloth. In fact, topping it with a burlap runner is a look I may try indoors this fall!|Photo Credit: The Monogrammed Farmhouse

Of course, cute tablecloths are mandatory! Do you notice all three of these hostesses used yellow sunflowers as table decor? Because they can tolerate a day in the sun and heat, sunflowers are always on point for a cookout.

Three mason jars filled with lemons and limes, perfect for backyard cookout decor.
In addition, hostesses use mason jars for table top decor.|Photo Credit: A Little Claireification


Backyard cookout decor featuring mason jars and forks.
Place utensils in chalk painted mason jars for easy service.|Photo Credit: Pink When
A backyard cookout with hot dogs in a basket.
Pop sheets of deli paper into baskets for easy service and clean up.|Photo Credit: Pinterest
Backyard cookout decor featuring a silver bowl filled with spoons and forks.
A smart host will make it easy for his guests. Pre-wrap silverware in napkins. Of course, a galvanized bucket is a casual favorite|Photo Credit: Homedit

Because you want to enjoy the party, prepare in advance. Make service…and clean up easy by planning ahead. Fix stations so that guests can help themselves and you can also relax!


Backyard cookout decor featuring jars of lemonade on ice.
Ice down a bucket and pre-mix cocktails in mason jars.|Brownie Bites

Of course, responsibly consumed cocktails are the best part of an afternoon cookout. Pre-mixed drinks in mason jars will be a hit this summer!

In conclusion, look for what inspires you. Make your party memorable by adding simple, clever touches to your backyard cookout decor.

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