For the most part, people who set up gazebos in their backyards do use them and use them well. To add more fun to your Spring-Summer season of great outdoors, we’ve asked our fans what they’d consider the TOP 5 Creative Uses for a Gazebo in the backyard. Here’s the List!
A gazebo would make a perfect outdoor party place with so many different options.
A Gazebo Pirate Party Idea
Use brown fabric for the walls, cover a hula hoop with brown duck tape, use wooden crates for seating, and inexpensive pirate hats from a party store. Gold fairly lights around the inside frame would add to the ambiance.
The Under Gazebo Tea Party
Pastel fabrics and fluttery ribbons for the walls, potted flowers placed on and around furniture, straw hats for the kids to decorate with flowers and ribbons, scones, cupcakes, and petit fours, and add colorful fairy lights to the frame. Your gazebo tea party would look lovely!
Arabian Nights Party Idea for Gazebo Use
Use jewel toned fabrics as walls, inexpensive Moroccan style electric lights can be found online or at most party stores, and easily hung from the gazebo frame. Pillows for seating, and exotic scented candles, and you’re all set.
A Gazebo Personal Spa Day
Use white or light colored fabric, candles, some potted plants and soft music. Soft white fairy lights would be lovely. Give one another mini facials and mani-pedi’s, while sipping wine and enjoying fresh fruit platters.
To take this one step further, you could have everyone contribute a set amount of money, and hire a massage therapist to set up a portable massage table for a couple of hours.
Halloween Party Idea for Gazebo Use
Use black fabric to create a maze inside the gazebo, decorate with party store decor like cardboard cut out skeletons, witches, etc. Hang some rubber bats around, and play some spooky music, and you have a fun and not to scary haunted house for the kids. I’d also hang purple and orange fairy lights to keep it slightly dark, but not too scary.
There are so many party themes to play with if you use a little creativity. For those who garden, a gazebo would make a perfect 3 season potting shed. Use tarps or canvas drop cloths as the walls to keep out the sun, set up a couple of tables and some storage option, and you can have your potting shed right next to the garden. During winter, it can be taken down easily and stored away to wait for spring.
What is YOUR idea for a Gazebo use during warm or cooler times of the year?