There are few icons that evoke an image of a beach party better than Tommy Bahama. The famed designer’s outdoor furnishings are perfectly matched to an oceanside gala atmosphere – and one that you can easily create in your own backyard. Here’s how to plan a staycation party with pieces from the Tommy Bahama Outdoor furniture collection.
Get the Party Started
Every good staycation party starts with beverages and hors d’oeuvres. And the best way to make sure you and your guests enjoy a bit to drink and eat is by strategically placing seating areas around your backyard oasis.
As shown in the image above, poolside is a fantastic place to get the party started. Although this Royal Kahala Black Sands grouping from Tommy Bahama Outdoor furniture is meant to be intimate, you could easily add more of these deeply cushioned, comfy chairs around a fire pit table.
For more of a cocktail party feel, consider substituting a bar height table and bar stools. The Royal Kahala Black Sands collection also features a grouping cocktail table, a number of which are perfect for scattering throughout your backyard landscape for a place your guests can set their drinks.
Here’s another idea: provide a bar where your guests can be served the drink of their choice while lounging on comfy bar stools. This Blue Olive bar fits the bill perfectly – and looks right at home in a Mediterranean or contemporary styled outdoor living area. You can play bartender, or hire someone else to do it so you truly feel as if you are on vacation in your own home.
Cozy Seating for Bigger Parties
Another seating option is a sofa or sectional. This Ocean Club Pacifica sectional from the Tommy Bahama Outdoor furniture collection does the job of seating several people in comfort beautifully. Once again, the poolside setting is ideal for creating a calm, resort-like atmosphere and the fire pit adds another layer of mesmerizing scenery.
A more traditional outdoor sofa might be a better choice based on your backyard landscaping. Include one or more ottomans for the perfect place to set a drink during a party or prop your feet when all the guests have gone for the night.
Dinner is Served
Some staycation parties may revolve around a full dinner, rather than just appetizers. This is when you will need a larger dining table and chairs to accommodate your guests.
This Island Estate Lanai dining set from Tommy Bahama Outdoor furniture looks right at home in a backyard oasis filled with palm trees and tropical vegetation. You will love waking up and enjoying coffee and breakfast at this table, then setting the scene for an evening soiree centered around fantastic food.
Add a buffet/console table for storing serving pieces and linens to keep things neat and tidy when not in use, but handy for staycation parties.
Why not stay home this year and enjoy a staycation party with your friends and family? Sprucing up your backyard oasis with Tommy Bahama Outdoor furniture makes it easy to kick back, relax and enjoy a party in the comfort of your own home.