When the nice weather finally hits and we want to spend some time outside, throwing a garden party is a great way to get everyone together. Spending a Saturday night in the yard, enjoying the summer weather and great company means that you can relax a little and let loose. Here are some tips for putting together a lovely garden party and making the best of a summer evening.
Prepare the Yard: To make the most of your night in the garden, it’s important to make sure everything is set up and looking great. Preparing the space is always an important step for any event, and a garden party is no exception. Make sure you have trimmed any trees or bushes, mowed the lawns, planted or watered your flowers, and set out the necessary furniture for your guests. You want to ensure you have enough seating and that the ambiance of an evening party in the garden is there.
Pick the Menu: What you feed your guests is always an important decision to make. If you don’t want anything too fussy, it’s important to prepare and decide everything beforehand and have your meal ready to go. The bonus of hosting a garden party is that there are so many styles to one, picking the meal to serve is easy to do. From delightful finger foods, to tasty barbecued goodies, make sure you pick something that you know will please the crowd.
Plan the Decor: Luckily a garden party comes with it’s own decor of beautiful greenery and the lovely skies above, but if you are looking to elevate the night, you might want to add a few things in. Think about the lighting, dishware, or even the pillows when planning your decorations, because even the smallest details can help make your party stand out. You don’t need to spend a lot to make your decor; even the colour of your napkins can count toward the ambiance!
Propose the Drinks: Finally, make sure you put a few drink options on your menu for the night. Mix up your flavours and colours, and ensure that you have included some fun non-alcoholic options as well. You’ll want to be sure that everyone can find something they like to add to the fun of the evening.
And that’s all it takes to host a lovely and fun garden party!