It’s summertime, which means time to bring friends, family and neighbors together outside on a beautiful Hill Country day! This is part of what the Ranch code is all about! Entertaining al fresca is the perfect reason to spruce up the backyard and getting to know your neighbors. Here are some of our favorite backyard decorating ideas, lawn games, activities, and more to guide you to the perfect backyard party to kick-off the summer with your neighbors.

Mini Charcoal Table Decorations
Inspiration by: hwtm

Make your neighbors go WOW! The scene can’t be complete for hosting neighbors for dinner al fresca without a fun center piece! This is a cute idea if you are grilling for dinner in the backyard as unique and memorable table decor. These faux mini charcoal grills are great themed displays but our next idea may be a hit with the kiddos.

  The S’mores Pit
Inspiration by: smartschoolhouse

Kids LOVE s’mores and these are an easy set-up to have at your backyard party this summer! Roasting marshmallows by the fire is a great opportunity for your children to bond with neighbors and bring a fun camp like environment to your own backyard.

Lounge-in Movie Theater
movie_theaterInspiration by: DIY For Life

Bring the movie theater to your backyard! This idea is genius for an evening slumber party for the kids or get together with friends and family. Enjoy your favorite movies on the big screen, al fresca. You’ll be the best house for movie night on the block!

Customize Your Corn Hole Game
Inspiration by: Homestead & Survival

This is an easy peasy outdoor game you can create for your guests and is a lot of fun too! Challenge your neighbors and share some laughs with an enjoyable game of corn hole.

Stay Hydrated 
Inspiration by: Domesticated-Engineer

Summer days can get hot in Texas, so welcome your neighbors over to share a refreshing drink! It is always fun to learn more about your new life-long friends around your patio table!