Create Your Perfect Summer Backyard for the 4th of July Celebration. 

Trend Guides | 29th Jun 2022 | 5min read

Soak up the sun and enjoy summer in the best way possible by giving your backyard a makeover, just in time for the 4th of July celebration! Here’s an idea: why not host a 4th of July Backyard BBQ? Sound good? Well, we’ve found just what you need to create the perfect summer backyard.

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So why not Zilch those summer backyard essentials? Here’s a sneak peek of our top picks!

Outdoor Table in a Bag from Crate and Barrel: This foldable outdoor table works well whether you’re planning to host a BBQ at home or take it with you while you’re on the go.

Vero Green Outdoor Dining Chair from Crate and Barrel: Add a touch of tropical vibes to your outdoor space with this chic rattan weave chair.

Teal Solar-Powered Push-Button Patio Umbrella from Lowe’s: Feel like you’re vacationing in a holiday villa with this stylish patio umbrella.

Minnidip Inflatable Pool from Target: Kids and adults alike will enjoy taking a dip in this inflatable pool while basking under the sun.

Hanging Outdoor Citronella Mosquito Coils: Infuse your outdoor space with the refreshing scent of Citronella whilst relaxing with your friends or family.

Outsunny 18” Portable Charcoal Grill from Target: Get the BBQ party started with this charcoal grill that you can use on your own backyard or bring with you elsewhere!

Kingsford Basil, Sage and Thyme Oak Wood Flavor Booster from Lowe’s: Make your BBQ meat extra tasty and flavourful with this secret ingredient you can add to your charcoal.

Mercer Denim Blue Plates from Crate and Barrel: Serve your grilled specialties in these bold blue plates that are super on theme with the 4th of July celebration!

Now, time to plan that summer BBQ  party in your backyard! Here’s what we’re envisioning.

To set the scene, start out by unfolding this Outdoor Table in a Bag from Crate and Barrel. Its grey-finished mahogany design is classic and minimalist. It’s foldable and easy to assemble, which means you can take it with you wherever you go – whether it’s another backyard bbq, a picnic or even an outdoor concert.

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To complement your wooden table, this chic Vero Green Outdoor Dining Chair from Crate and Barrel will give a chic touch to your outdoor set-up. Made of rattan with lush teal and bold black colours, this chair gives off tropical paradise vibes like you’re in Bali or Phuket.

Add this Teal Solar-Powered Push-Button Patio Umbrella from Lowe’s to go with your summery blue motif that also exudes the 4th of July sprit. Sometimes, SPF isn’t enough and this umbrella can shield you from those rays so you can enjoy your bbq party sans the sunburn.

To create an even livelier vibe, why not take a dip in this Minnidip Inflatable Pool from Target? It’s 5.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall so kids and adults alike could cool down, have a refreshing drink and make the most of summer!

Speaking of outdoor décor, these Hanging Outdoor Citronella Coils from Crate and Barrel have a dual purpose. The coils evoke a modern reimagining of a charming bee skep while they burn slowly for up to 36 hours, releasing the fresh, citrusy fragrance of citronella over your porch, patio or backyard.

What’s a barbecue without a grill? This Outsunny 18” Portable Charcoal Grill from Target is the ultimate grill on the wheel, conveniently designed for easy moving. It’s perfect for your party and even for camping or picnics.

Now, allow us to give you a barbecuing pro-tip: a flavor booster always, always makes grilled meat tastier. Our top pick is this Kingsford Basil, Sage and Thyme Oak Wood Flavor Booster from Lowe’s. Get savory, caramelized flavor you can see, smell and taste. The steady time release of basil, sage and thyme will elevate your grilling experience. Simply add to any charcoal grill. Boosters are ready in 15 minutes then presto, you can start grilling!

Finally, when you’re done grilling, you would want to serve your barbecue in a platter that would impress your guests. These Mercer Denim Blue Dinner Plates from Crate & Barrel are just what you need. Striking a contemporary look with organic overtones, its surface ripples the beautiful blue glaze to perfectly complement your teal chair and patio umbrella.

And that’s a wrap! Have the best summer barbecue party ever and happy 4th of July! Feel free to Zilch it for all your summer backyard needs! Have a good one!