Top Five Outdoor Party Themes

Summer into the cooler, fall weather make for the perfect setup for outdoor parties. Cook portable buildings make a great asset when you’re wanting to host a party outside your home.

If you’re still trying to decide on what type of party to have, here are our top five outdoor party themes we think your family and friends will love!


Grill Out/Barbecue

Grill Out Ideas + Cook Portable Warehouses

Who doesn’t love grilled corn on the cob or a slightly charred hotdog? Invite friends over for a fun evening or Sunday afternoon. Play yard games, blast this playlist and have a great time!

Download our free guide for a menu, supply list and ideas to make your grill out the summer tradition everyone looks forward to.


Pool Party

 Pool Party Ideas + Cook Portable Warehouses

Create a pool party atmosphere to fit your crowd. This could be a tranquil, relaxing pool party where your friends enjoy a dip in the pool and more intimate conversation. Or, invite the neighborhood families for a rambunctious party complete with pool games and an energetic playlist.

No matter who’s on the guest list, be sure to add extra lighting if you’re having a nighttime party and a sun tan lotion stand if you’re having the party during the day.


Decade Dance Party 

Decade Dance Party Ideas + Cook Portable Warehouses

It may not be Halloween, but encourage everyone to choose a costume from their favorite decade! Or choose the decade you grew up in and focus the theme around those years.

Use Youtube or Spotify to create playlists of your favorite songs and dance the night away! Use lights strung from your Cook shed to help create a designated dance floor.

Feature your favorite snacks and drinks from that year and everyone will love the nostalgic feeling they leave your party with.

Inviting friends is easy with services like Facebook Groups and Evite:

Kid’s Slumber Party


Did you know Cook portable buildings make great guest houses?  You can host your kid’s slumber party in the shed or you can just use it as a place for games or crafts throughout the night to minimize the mess in your home.

During the party you can have a luau theme with sprinklers, water balloons and water guns. Or create a backyard carnival, asking friends and family members to create stations for the kids to enjoy. These stations could be balloon animals, carnival games, a photo booth and more.

There are a lot of opportunities to make your backyard into a neighborhood favorite with these fun adventure ideas.


Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor Movie Night + Cook Portable Warehouses

If you already have a projector, this party idea is a cinch! If not, you may be able to rent one or borrow one from a friend. Secure a sheet to the side of your Cook shed and play your favorite movies!

Make it easy by having everyone bring their own lawn chair and picnic blankets. Have a popcorn and drink station and you’re all set!

To make sure everyone can find their way around your backyard, consider adding some lit torches or stringed lights to light pathways.

You can even use this evite to easily invite your friends and keep up with the RSVP list!

Remember to be courteous to your neighbors and let them know what you’re doing if you plan to have the audio set at a high level.

Any of these party themes are sure to be a hit!  If you want more ideas for hosting the perfect grill out download our guide below!