Colorful Outdoor Entertaining Area

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This colorful outdoor entertaining area incorporates bold pops of bright color and an inviting glow thanks to durable weatherproof Enbrighten Cafe Lights. A fun outdoor space that’s perfect for lively evenings with friends or a quiet family evening making s’mores around the campfire! 

Fire Pit AreaThis post is sponsored by Jasco however all opinions are my own

Last week I shared our progress in turning our unused side yard into a large garden and outdoor entertaining area. At last check, we had built and planted our raised garden bed, added DIY colorful benches made from salvaged parts, and restored our old fire pit back to its original black luster.

Outdoor Backyard Fire Pit Area for S'mores

We have been having a ton of fun using the space, especially for s’mores nights! The fire pit is definitely the boys’ favorite thing about the space, and as long as there’s a campfire, marshmallows, and a place to sit, they’re happy! I love the bright and cheery vibe in the space, but I wanted to amp up the color just a bit more to finish off the area.

Also, for as much as I love the warm glow of the fire pit, the fire just wasn’t emitting enough light for us to see by. Three boys + pointy marshmallow skewers + near darkness = a disaster waiting to happen. We wanted to add some outdoor lighting, but I wanted to make sure that it would be durable enough to stand up to these three kiddos and their friends.

Enbrighten String LightsAfter doing a bit of research, we discovered that Enbrighten Cafe Lights would be a great solution for our needs because they’re built to last FOREVER! With commercial grade LED bulbs and a lifetime guarantee, I knew that these lights would be perfect for our space. Enbrighten Cafe Lights

Even better, the Enbrighten Cafe Lights are designed to be used outdoors all year-round (they’re weatherproof!), so I never have to worry about putting them up and taking them down as the seasons change.

Enbrighten Cafe Lighting

The lights were a breeze to install by simply screwing the attached hangers directly to the fence – easy peasy!

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See,  I told you it was super quick and easy!

Colorful Outdoor Entertaining Area

To bring some more pops of color into the space, I added a rainbow felt banner, a bright yellow garden stool/table, my rainbow outdoor clock, a few hanging lanterns, and one of my favorite travel souvenirs.

Enbrighten Cafe Lights Along a Fence

We ended up running the lights all the way along the fence behind the garden and down the pathway to the gate. It was the perfect length!

GE Automated Timer

We used the GE TouchSmart Timer to automate the system, and it couldn’t have been easier to set up. We set it so that the lights turn on automatically at dusk and then stay on until late into the evening. Honestly, I’m feeling kind of spoiled now that I don’t even have to turn the lights off and on by myself (and I LOVE it!)!

Enbrighten Cafe String Lights along the Garden Fence

Colorful Backyard Entertaining AreaThe cafe lights look really pretty as the sunlight begins to fade from the garden area, but after the sun sets, they look absolutely magical!

colorful and cozy outdoor backyard setting

Lanterns and Cafe Lights

Garden with Enbrighten String Lights

The Enbrighten Cafe Lights give the entire garden a gorgeous glow, and I’m really happy with the new level of safety and security that they bring as well.

Turks and Caicos Lizard

This colorful lizard came home with us from our trip to Beaches in Turks and Caicos last year, and he’s one of my favorite things in our yard. We’re headed back to Beaches Resorts next month (Jamaica this time!) so I may need to bring back a similar friend from our next adventure!

Envision Cafe Garden Lights 2

Now that our garden and our outdoor entertaining area is so bright and inviting, I’m sure that our summer s’mores nights will continue long after summer has ended. Here’s to a fresh new season and lots of fall evenings around the campfire!

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Colorful Outdoor Entertaining Area with Bright Cheery Colors




  1. Those lights are so awesome! They hold up so well! I also adore the colorful space! Looks like a great place to hang out with family and friends!

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