Summertime has always screamed backyard parties to me. I love having fun meals and drinks outside as the sun goes down and the temperature starts to drop. Add family and friends and some great music, and you've got some of my favorite summertime memories!
And, of course, one of the most fun parts about throwing any party is setting up beforehand! Bright colors, bold shapes -- all the stops really must be pulled out for summer events! Any of these would add wonderful (and durable!) pops of color to all occasions!