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How To Host a Backyard Barbecue Wedding Shower

For a bridal shower or any type of party, learn how to create a casual, farmhouse-style atmosphere packed with comfort food, drinks and cocktails, and loads of charm.

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Create a Functional Layout

Backyard barbecues are meant to be relaxed, laid back and carefree. From the overall layout to the decor and menu, guests and hosts alike should be able to simply hang out and enjoy each other’s company. When designing a buffet for a backyard barbecue wedding shower, focus on easy access to and around the table as well as creating an aesthetic packed with texture, rustic finishes, shapes and objects reminiscent of classic farmhouse style. Create four main zones: a buffet, a sit-down seating area, a drink area and open yard space for games. Should table space become limited, keep hay bales nearby to allow guests to instantly access more seating.

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