The Sims Freeplay- Backyard Beautification Live Event

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


ONCE THE 9 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO PURCHASE ANY PACKS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts items or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!

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

How to attach fences to walls:

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:

Personally I just don’t like this house template, if you want to unlock items from some previous events then you can find loads of them in this house but I think I will just be building my own!

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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54 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. 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!!

    • I have been told by someone on here that you can place the fence next to the wall if you put a door on the corner first, then you just remove the door and your fence will be by the wall, it really works!

      • 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?

      • If you place a door in the corner you want to arrack the fence to it allows you to connect to the wall. Then you can remove the door and it stays attached. I tested it and this works.

    • I have been told by someone on here that you can place the fence next to the wall if you put a door on the corner first, then you just remove the door and your fence will be by the wall, it really works!

  3. 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!!

    • Personally I won’t be building either of these as I think I can do better but I do prefer the premium over the standard.
      You’re welcome, I’m glad it helps!

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

  6. 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

  7. 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?

  8. Hello! I am worried if I don’t complete this the first time around, then the second time around will they increase the requirements? Because that is what they did for the Wedding Belles event and I really want this prize so I don’t want it to be harder the second time around! Do you think they will do that?

  9. Hi. Thanks for all the advice on your site, first of all. 🙂

    Does completing this event just give us the items for free as opposed to having to buy it or is it impossible to get the backyard items unless we complete this event?

  10. 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?

  11. If you’ve partially completed an event in the past, do you still have to wait to unlock certain things when it comes back? For example, say I do this event, I unlock all the stations but when it was ends, I’m still missing two of the prizes. Next time this event were comes around, do I still have to wait forever to unlock the jewelry/glassware stations or will they be unlocked automatically because I already unlocked them before? Hopefully this makes sense lol.

  12. How do i get the stools from the designer backyard house ? If im not mistaken it’s not included in the special things unlocked by completing the event.

  13. I love, love, love your site and rely on it so much I would be lost without it now!! I came here this evening to get some more information on the Backyard Beautification time limited event and was floored when I saw the time limit was nice days!! I religiously play my Sims game and I am currently collecting items but saw today that I only had three days left and I’m 99% positive that it just started for me 2 days ago. Can you please let me know if there is some reason for that? Perhaps my game just updated two days ago (I will have to go to the Play store and see)? Thanks so much for your awesome site and any help you can give me!!

    • Thanks! It was probably that the game didn’t update as soon as it should have, if you have automatic updates on sometimes it can take a while to actually update. I always post when a new update is out so if you aren’t subscribed by email to my blog then you might want to so you can see as soon as a new update is out and you won’t miss out 🙂

  14. Thank you for this excellent site. I have a problem with Firemonkey in that they failed to resolve a problem with the beautification event house template. The mezzanine disappeared and does not appear in inventory. I had to delete the house and rebuild on another plot. Also the new tv does not work. I put it back in inventory and purchased another same problem. Any ideas?

    • You probably cannot store the mezzanine anymore as on the 3rd April a new quest starts that unlocks the ability to add mezzanine floors to your houses so if you remove it you will have to rebuild it from now on. What happens when you try and use the TV?

  15. I miss the posts where you used to give your oppinion on the items. I wish there were more subjective oppinions about the value of the items and the event compared to other ones. I worry that your recognition has forced you to present the information more neutrally. I used to read your blog ALL the time and I felt like I was getting real insight from someone who’s put a lot of hours into it. I don’t want this blog to become just another semi-official review sponsored by the game creators. But congratulations on being more recognized by the game! Please never tip-toe around your opinions! I value them. 🙂

    • Sorry I didn’t realise I was doing this! I would never tip toe around my opinions for EAs benefit, I think its important to give feedback to them when things aren’t right. I never really give my opinion on live events though, I think most people know by now I have never been a fan of them so there isn’t much else I can say apart from post the information. Although whenever I do give my opinion I usually get people telling me I am wrong..

  16. I unlocked the fenceing but can not attach it to any home. Is this glitch or is there something im missing?

    • I have been told by someone on here that you can place the fence next to the wall if you put a door on the corner first, then you just remove the door and your fence will be by the wall, it really works!

  17. I personally liked the house, mostly because of the ‘rare’ items it comes with inside the home that I don’t have and wanted, like the bunk beds. 😂 I was so close to finishing, I had an hour left and I was only off by like 20 constructer coins and about a thousand of the jewelry so I just gave in and bought more SP to finish the event and win the template.

    • I liked the house too, and was determined to unlock fountains. I finished 30 coins short, and spent SP to make up the difference.
      This was after crafting diligently all day at my desk job, getting more than half the bonuses each round, using my natural sleep cycle to start another round in the middle of the night (never an alarm, no way!), and grinding cooking for the last two days to build up SP reserves. Casual players, you have my sympathies. It was hard work, and I’d only do it again if I really liked the final prize.

  18. I’m not going win the template as I only have an hour left and still have one more prize to unlock so I was wondering if you could roughly tell me how long it would be for this live event to return based on any other live events that have returned. Would it be 7-10 months or maybe a year etc. It’s ok if you really wouldn’t know I just thought I would ask

    Amazing blog btw

    • It varies from live event to live event, there is no set time for it returning and I don’t think the game creators even know right now when that will be, sorry!

  19. I didn’t win everything from this event. I got so close tho!! can I still make mezzanine floors? That’s so not fair if not 😦

  20. Hi. I just recently updated my Sims FreePlay to get this event and it never showed up. Only a chocolatier event showed up. Any suggestions on what I should do next. Thanks

  21. When you said “You also unlock Pizza Oven, Concrete Bar, BBQ, Fountain, more designer walls and paving for your patios, balconies and swimming pools,” did you mean that if you unlock the house you unlock these items too? And these items only unlock if you unlock the house?

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