The calendar says summer is here, and while it is taking a while for the weather to catch up, the sun is sure to be out in full force before we know it.
Garden parties are a UK staple, and whether you’re a seasoned host, or you are venturing into summer party territory for the first time, pretty much everyone can benefit from some tips on how to make their party a success.
Read on to learn some top tips for throwing a first-rate garden bash to rival all others!
1. Make Sure Your Guests Are Comfortable
Outside parties are not always as comfortable as indoor parties. It can get chilly pretty fast, people can get bitten by mosquitos and you have to keep an eye on the food to make sure the wasps haven’t found it first! Be sure to invest in the things that are going to make yours and your guests lives, easier, such as some extra blankets, an outdoor heater or fire pit, food covers and some cozy furniture. You do not want your guests to have to stand for the entire time either, so some beanbags and sturdy garden chairs, would definitely be considered an essential. You will also want to make sure that your guests have access to restroom facilities as well!
2. Focus on Table Presentation
Your table will likely be the centerpiece of the evening, which is why putting some flair and fun into it, is going to elevate your party to the next level. Use the food you choose, to create an abundance of different colors, generating a feast for the eyes, and pair this with a stunning garden backdrop for the ultimate aesthetic.
If you have a particular theme for your party, then this is where you can incorporate related decorative knickknacks to tie your theme together.
Some items you might need for your table presentation include:
- Tablecloths: a white, fabric tablecloth is an elegant choice that will match with anything and keep the food as the center of attention
You can find all different kinds of inspiration for your tablescape – just choose something that fits with a theme or something that is very ‘you’.
3. Doing This Regularly?
If garden parties or gatherings are your kind of thing, and you find yourself being the host to one, every other week or so, then making some significant transformations in your garden, could help you be better prepared, even for the last minute rendezvous.
Eco rooms from Ecorooms.co.uk can help provide your guests with an indoors that is still outdoors, giving them somewhere to shelter if the weather turns, without them having to move into your home, and it can provide a cozy seating area too, for something a little more private.
You could also consider more permanent outdoor furniture, accessories such as a decorative waterfall, or even a pizza oven for when your guests need a tasty late night snack!