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Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

The weather has been amazing this week! It feels so wonderful to have a spot to entertain on our new patio. Up until last week, we had no furniture for the patio, which meant it was a barren spot. Two things happened that allowed me to be able to pull together furniture and decor. First, my neighbor posted a picture of their old patio set for sale.

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I almost ran to their house to pick up the set. The chair frames and table were in good shape. The cushions were brown and had seen better days. But, I knew I could replace them. I handed my neighbor some cash and loaded the furniture into my “I can haul anything” minivan.

Second, I got an email from At Home asking if I’d like to work with them. You’ve heard of At Home, right? Truth be told, I’d never stepped foot in an At Home store. Before I replied, (because I’m serious when I say I am very particular about the brands I work with), I decided to take a little field trip to our local At Home store.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

When I walked into those front doors my jaw dropped! How did I not know about this place?

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

At Home is a huge mega store filled with everything from lighting (two whole aisles worth)…

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

…to vases…

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

…to home décor (need a bird cage? Pick your color!)…

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

…to rugs…

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

…to furniture…

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

…and any color pillows (more pillow aisles not pictured)…

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

…to faux flowers, art, linens, furniture, textiles, outdoor accessories, seasonal items, and much more.

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

But, as soon as I looked at the price tags I knew I couldn’t wait to share with you. The prices are AMAZING! Nothing is overpriced and the quality is very good. You see where I’m going with this right? You are reading a sponsored post for At Home, but honestly I’d probably shout about this amazing store from the roof tops!

At Home adds over 500 new items EACH WEEK, so there are always new items to discover!

I knew my first project had to be sharing Decorating Ideas for an Outdoor Garden Party. Anyone can add a few items to take your patio from this…

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

…to this!

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

A few purchases from At Home and the patio looks much better! Now we’re ready for guests.

You are cordially invited to our Outdoor Garden Party. Grab a drink and come join us to celebrate our new patio.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

The rooster drink dispenser is one of my favorite items I picked up at At Home.  A galvanized tray and some faux lemons help complete the drink stand.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Come take a seat and enjoy the warm weather.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

The Tyndale Breeze square cushion adds some color to our patio set.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

You would not believe how many cushion sets At Home has right now! One side of the store is devoted to outdoor cushions in all color, shapes, and sizes for your outdoor furniture!

At Home Store Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

Throw away those old stained cushions. Give your furniture a quick makeover with stylish cushions.

I love to mix and match fabrics for a more interesting look. Which is why I paired another Tyndall Breeze square pillow with a coordinating Wessex Azure Button Pillow.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

I may have a slight addiction to throw pillows. But, aren’t throw pillows just stuffed animals for adults? I’ll just explain my decision by saying more pillows mean more comfortable.

The head chairs have one square pillow. Adding a cotton throw softens the dark metal chair frame. You will love how many colorful throws At Home has!

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

I love the Wessex Azure Back Seat Cushions. They can double as a seat or back cushion and are made of sun and mildew resistant fabric to keep them looking fabulous.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Won’t you have a cookie?

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

The mosaic votive holder is my favorite. I couldn’t find this exact one on the website, but they have many more beautiful mosaic candle holders.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

I picked up a 5 pack of smaller blue votive holders and battery-powered tea lights to fill out the table.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Remember that little area behind the garage? It had no purpose until now.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

The large rustic scroll medallion is the perfect size to add interest to that spot.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

I added a steel bench and some pillows to complete this space.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you recognize the plant stand? It was an old wash stand project from several years ago.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Of course, I couldn’t resist picking up a few more pillows and a decorative pot for our other bench.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

To add some lighting, I strung a few strands of string lights between two copper poles (I used City Farmhouse’s idea and added my own style with copper pipe, caps, and hangers.)

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Do you know those purchases you make at a yard sale and think, “I’ll find a use for these some day?” I’m guilty as charged! These three trellis screens sat under our house for years until this week. I pulled them out and cleaned off all the dirt.

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Then I turned them into an attractive privacy screen. Learn how to make your own living lattice privacy screen here.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

For fun, I hung some glass candle holders from the 11 Ft. Spa Blue umbrella. (The price on this umbrella is unreal! Grab one before they are gone.)

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Of course, one can never have enough candles for a party. The hurricane vase (currently on clearance) and LED candle were a must purchase.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

The faux pyramid boxwood topiaries are a nice addition to help the space feel more intimate.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

I added lights and decorations to them for the holidays. At Home has lighted topiaries as well, but I chose to forgo the pre-lit ones.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

Feel free to stay awhile, the party is just getting started!

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

You are welcome to stay all night.

Outdoor Garden Patio Party Decorating Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

I have a hammock you can crash in.

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I hope you enjoyed our garden party. I also hope you’ll make a trip to At Home soon. It is an amazing place to shop for your home.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for At Home. I was compensated for my time writing this post. At Home also provided me with a gift card to purchase items to use in this post. All ideas and words are my own. I was not told what to write.

 

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17 replies
  1. Kara
    Kara says:

    I’m a huge At Home fan – but have to restrain myself from going too often. I’d be broke otherwise. 🙂

    But really I wanted to comment to say thank you for the copper pipe idea. I have a small patio and we’re not allowed to put up permanent lights (HOA rules) but I could use the copper pipes in the ground to string lights temporarily for a party or get together and then remove them and store them in the outside storage the next morning. I’ve been looking for a solution for ages – because I love having those big globe lights strung! So thank you thank you! I’m going to try it next weekend for my BILs 50th birthday and I’m pretty sure it’ll be perfect.

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    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      Ha, I completely understand. It’s a great store and way too many things I “Want” to buy!

      Regarding the copper pipes, I recommend sinking the ends in a bucket of concrete and bury the concrete base under ground for better stability.

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  2. Denise
    Denise says:

    We love At Home. We just moved back to Florida (and bought a house) and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been to At Home and found just the right thing. From bar stools to the perfect living room chair and ottoman to pillows to rugs.

    I’m kind of glad it’s a bit of a long drive to get there – otherwise we would probably be there daily. Hah.

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  3. Colleen Taylor
    Colleen Taylor says:

    My lordy Brittany, you’ve outdone yourself with this exterior! I love what you’ve done & this patio set looks brand new, love the cushions & accessories. So before I commented I did a search on at Home & I’m literally less than 20 minutes from one! I had never heard of them but now I know & I’m getting on over there real soon. Thanks for the tip! Another big applause!

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  4. Barb G
    Barb G says:

    I can’t figure out how to put a table-runner on my patio table that has an umbrella in the center. Did you cut a hole in the middle of the fabric? Thanks!

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  5. Diane N. Blevins
    Diane N. Blevins says:

    It is great to final find a way to decorate your garden place for the party. Ideas full of amazing furniture choices with their pictures to understand in a proper way are outstanding. Accessories you have added and showed as well are making it worth watching. Overall a satisfactory blog post.

    Reply
  6. Poohla
    Poohla says:

    Britany, your design eye is so beautiful. The way you put things together is so lovely. The turquoise you chose and all the accent colors like so pretty on that stone patio. FYI, At Home used to be Garden Ridge, if you ever heard of that store. Garden Ridge started down here in south Texas just north of San Antonio. Love your entire patio. Good job!!

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  7. Liz
    Liz says:

    Thanks so much for posting this!! I’ve heard good things about the one in Raleigh but I haven’t been there yet. I’ll definitely check it out now. Patio chair cushions and sting lights are on my list too!

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