Love entertaining, especially outside at your home? Some of my fondest memories are of backyard parties my mom threw as a child, so I have never grown tired of the outdoor soiree hosted at home by yours truly. Inexpensive and about as creative as you want to get, backyard parties can be thrown for pretty much any occasion, from formal to last minute super casual. Add some balloons, festive food and fabulous drinks, and you have all you need. Well, maybe guests, but when they hear about these fun ideas, they are sure to come running over immediately.