Al Fresco Party Ideas and Invitations

The birds have begun chirping and foliage is growing back, and after a long winter all I think about is the beginning of the warm, al fresco party season to come!

I know it's early, but I can almost see my summer backyard decked out for a party with the garden in full bloom, the evening lights twinkling from the pear tree, and friends eating, drinking and laughing to some good tunes.

Here are a few simple outdoor themed party ideas with matching invitations:

Top Row:
Backyard BBQ: Invites by Oh Geez Design.

Happy Hour: Make strong cocktails and bite sized munchies. Invites by Monkey Mine Design.

Old-Timey Mason Jar Party: Need some DIY mason jar ideas? Check out my post from last summer on the very subject. Invites by Brittany Lauren Design.

Outdoor Movie Night: Here is how to set one up. Invites by Girl In Gear Studio. She also has fun invites for fiestas and bloody mary brunches.

Wine and Cheese Tasting Party: Throw in some chocolate for good measure. Invites by Cadence Paige.

Bottom Row:
Picnic Party: Throw down blankets, baskets and pillows in the yard with some delicious finger foods and great wine and you're all set. Invites by Paper Theory.

Ice Cream Sundae Party: Invites by leelalaloo.

Beer Tasting: or if Sake tasting is your thing, who's to blame you? Invites by Monkey Mind Design.

Cupcakes and Cocktails: Seriously, I'm not sure I'd ever leave. Invites by Candace Paige.

Images: (as linked above)