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The Sims Freeplay- Backyard Beautification Live Event


Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version

The Backyard Beautification Live Event unlocks brand new furniture, decor and planters for your sims gardens, get started now to complete this event in the 9 day time limit!

Live Events are very similar to a community event but this time you don’t need help from everyone who plays the sims freeplay to unlock the prizes, there are only personal prizes this time!  If you haven’t already you need to update your game to the Home Makeover update for this event to appear

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

This event is only here for 9 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!

NOTE: I completed this on the Early Access Beta so some information may be slightly different but I will update the post as I complete the event.

Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the planter event button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Plantable Rose Starter Kit pack! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SPs or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the plantable rose starter kit pack (click on the planter event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles)

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the planter event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus gems as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:

Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free
2nd- S2,000
3rd- S4,000
4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000
2nd- S7,500
3rd- S10,000
4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S15,000
3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes


Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 9 which means you can use the station 9 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one)) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SPs


  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free


  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the planter event button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.


1.Plantable Rose Starter Kit- requires 50 candles to buy

Can be found in the planters section

Unsure how to use planters? Check out this video

2.Constructor Coins

3.Constructor Coins

4.Serene Seating- Relaxing Benches with Designer Fences and Entertainment Benches with Designer Fences

Relaxing Benches with Designer Fences- requires 1,050 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Benches can be found in the outdoor furniture section and wall can be found in the outdoor decorations section

Entertainment Benches with Designer Fences- requires 3,100 candles and 20 constructor coins to buy

Benches can be found in the outdoor furniture section and wall can be found in the outdoor decorations section

5.Pottery Station

6.Constructor Coins

7.Constructor Coins

8.Outdoor Counters- Outdoor Counter Set and Outdoor Fridge and Storage

Outdoor Counter Set- requires 9,400 candles, 7,200 pottery and 65 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the outdoor furniture section

Outdoor Fridge and Storage- requires 12,500 candles, 9,600 pottery and 85 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the outdoor furniture section

9.Jewelry Station

10.Constructor Coins

11.Social Points

12.Constructor Coins

13. Fenced Off- Vertical Fences and Horizontal Fences

Vertical Fences- requires 13,565 pottery, 14,350 jewelry and 125 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the outdoor decorations section

Horizontal Fences- requires 14,250 pottery, 15,000 jewelry and 130 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the outdoor decorations section

14.Glassware Station

15.Constructor Coins

16.Social Points

17.Constructor Coins

18.Planter Perfectionist- Tall Planters and Plantables and Short Planters and Plantables

Tall Planters and Plantables- requires 15,000 pottery, 16,000 jewelry, 16,000 glassware and 135 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the planters sections

Short Planters and Plantables- requires 17,000 pottery, 17,500 jewelry, 17,500 glassware and 150 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the planters sections

19.Constructor Coins

20.Social Points

21.Constructor Coins

22. Designer Backyard

You will only unlock the designer backyard if you manage to buy all the other prizes in the time limit, the first one built is free after that they will cost simoleons.

What is the difference between the standard and premium residence? The house is exactly the same, the only difference is the garden:

You also unlock Pizza Oven, Concrete Bar, BBQ, Fountain, more designer walls and paving for your patios, balconies and swimming pools:

Unsure how to use your new planters? Click here to watch my video!

Check out my Garden Tour here!

Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Construtor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LPs, I can then turn the LPs into SPs using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LPs- the social point plant now costs 20LPs so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.


Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future.

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

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24 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Backyard Beautification Live Event

  1. Is this new download inside game or new ver update game? The event still not appear in my phone so…

  2. Where do you prefer building the Designer Bakyard house? Standard or Premium lot?

  3. This isn’t related… but I need EXTREME HELP! I usually can, but just today, my Sims Freepla6 app wasn’t letting me bake, it only gave the cooking option. I need to bake a rainbow cake really badly!! I tried buying from the Supermarket but idk if I can rush it from there and I need it now… am I able to rush it from the supermarket?? Please help!!

  4. why fence can not be placed near the wall of the house?let me know how to be?thanks😉

    • Unfortunately that is just how they have made them, you can place them one square away from the walls but not directly next to them.

      • Hello i have the same problem.. but i saw in the premium house in the left back area wall the fence connected with the wall, but when i try in my house it won’t connect.. us that a glitch?

      • It isn’t a glitch, they have probably just designed it so we cannot do that ourselves but they can do anything when they are designing house templates!

  5. Why the fence can’t connect to the wall?

  6. Which do you prefer? The Premium or standard lot? On the Wedding Belles Live Event I went with your choice and I absolutely loved it! I can’t really tell on here which one looks better. Thanks and by the way, this blog has been a life saver when stuck on anything!!

  7. Any surefire tips on constructor coins? I always seem to be short. I mean you get 33 from dailies and about 58 from the prizes. I counted quick but it looks like you need about 710 to finish. Even with the candle spinner that would be hard without some luck.

    • Unfortunately you listed all the ways! The problem is it is mostly about luck on the spin plant. All you can really do is try and earn as many extra candles as possible to use on the spin plant and hope!

  8. So f we win the grand prize will we get the entire lot for free like we did for the wedding one? Or is it just the backyard or something?

  9. Is anyone else having issues with the Unlock or Buy a Prize daily goal not updating after you’ve unlocked a prize? And how do I go about getting help for this issue thanks

  10. You know how sometimes the Live Events return and whatever prizes you didn’t win the first time, you can win the second time? If I don’t manage to win the Designer Backyard template in time, and this event returns in the future, do you think the template will be available to win again?

  11. I don’t think i’ll be able to purchase both fences but i really want it. So i need ur opinion, which one is better and fits to any kind of house?

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