We had a blast this past weekend hosting a big Housewarming BBQ at our new home. We wanted to add some fun and whimsical DIY elements to the party and thought we’d share how we did them with all of you! To spice up the bar we made a DIY Watermelon Keg, we brightly painted a Giant Jenga and kept the party going late-night with some outdoor string lights. We had a boho outdoor pillow seating concept planned, but unfortunately a last-minute rainstorm hindered that one a bit. So we’ll save that for next time! Now on to our tips and tricks for adding these elements to your party.
How to Make a Watermelon Keg
Step 1: Cut the Top Off
Step 2: Scoop it out
Step 3: Get your Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit ($23) ready!
Step 4: Use included cutter to punch hole in lower part of watermelon and insert tap
Step 5: Fill with drink of choice and enjoy! We chose Margaritas to make it extra fun.
How to Set Up DIY Party Lights
– Wood poles 8 ft or taller
– Big planters or buckets
Step 1: Put concrete in buckets with wood poles
Step 2: Add water, make sure poles stay straight and let dry over night
Step 3: Attach hooks to poles and wherever else you are hooking string lights (we did poles on one side, attached to our garage on the other and zig zaged them.)
Step 4: Hook lights aroung hooks, attach to eachother and plug into electrical
Step 5: Wait for the sun to set and enjoy! (We highly recommend a hammock as well!)
How to add some DIY flare to a Giant Jenga
Step 1: Paint around 1/3 of the pieces of your Giant Jenga ($99) bright and happy colors! We chose to match the colors of our party: teal, purple and green
Step 2: Let dry overnight
Step 3: Let the games begin!
We’d love to hear ways you guys have added fun flare to your summer parties in the comments below!