Garden Party for the Cheap and Lazy

Note the Batman potted plant.
Can y’all believe how quick the summer is passing? Seems like yesterday was Easter, then Whoa Nelly the stores are stocked with back to school supplies and I’m stuffing my cart with fruit snacks, squealing and chirping to the lady next to me OMG THEY HAVE THIRTY NINE CENT GLUE STICKS and then she’s all DID YOU SEE THE DOLLAR PACK OF CRAYONS?!?!?!

And this is how I meet people.

These photos are from a backyard BBQ last year. Memorial Day maybe? Or was it Labor Day? I don’t remember. This might be a sign I need to cut down on the stripes in my life…

When I move, one of the things I will miss most about my current place is the yard–it’s a shady little postage stamp sized plot, but it makes a great place for impromptu gatherings in the summer. With very little time, money or effort, I can pull together a nice long table with space to seat 12+ people.

As much as I would like to fill the space with foofy stuff like napkins and place cards, I keep it empty as possible, that way folks can fill with food and drinks and whatnot. Nobody has to worry about spilling or being on their best behavior…they can have a good time and enjoy themselves!

Wrapping paper and beer bottles go along way, but good food and friends are what really make any party 🙂

Easy stuff. Nothing Special. Note, I did not label the slightly creepy, majorly decrepit statue in the back. I have decided she is the Saint of Barbecue. Still deciding if I should take her to the next place. Hmmm…..


  1. says

    What gorgeous pics! Wrapping paper, ha! So smart. I hope you end up with another yard – in fact, make it a priority in your househunting. and of course Ste. BBQ must come with you.

  2. says

    I still can’t get over Batman. That’s the best disguise I’ve ever seen him wear!

  3. says

    so pretty! i love how you used what you had indoors and outdoors to create this lovely table set up, loving the wrapping paper!

    katie@little things bring smiles

  4. says

    You really should bring St Barbecue with you. She deserves it. 🙂

  5. says

    Wrapping paper table cloth is such a brilliant idea! I will have to try that.

  6. says

    you just HAVE to take the BBQ goddess with you! Stuff like that doesn’t come around every day!

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