The perfect garden party
For all the party lovers out there, it’s time to move your fun in the garden. If you want to throw a legendary, low-key, cute garden party, you’ll need some next-level decorations, food, and cocktails.
But, you won’t have to follow Gatbsy’s sophisticated style to do that. We’ll tell you exactly where you could start.
Garden parties might evoke feelings of sweet iced tea, warm pastries, fresh salmon sandwiches, and fun decorations. So, you should always begin with that.
Either it’s spring, summer, or autumn, a family or friends gathering sounds like the best idea ever.
Guests can recount stories under the big old tree from your garden, share funny moments at a buffet, relax with a cold drink in hand, or try to win at games. However, as you set your goal to throw a legendary garden party, let’s discover together what could make a party so great.
The basics of a garden party
We always need to start with a party idea. Either it’s a thing we saw on the Internet or read in a magazine, we can find inspiration for our garden party everywhere.
Usually, almost all parties have one thing in common: fun time. But let’s understand the basics. Remember that spending a lot of time on the so-thought right idea or decorations, it won’t bring you anything good.
You need to be efficient, creative and:
- get ready for all-weather forecasts
- choose a theme
- light the party up
- create comfortable corners everywhere
- greenery is a must
- color the party up
- garden bar and buffet
- fun and inspired music playlists
Learning the basics will save you a lot of time and money. Try to make a list of all the things you need for your garden party and observe the progress quickly enhancing.
There’s no need to stress over a thing you couldn’t find. Here’s a pro tip: add a few alternatives to your list, so you can easily replace the things you couldn’t do or buy.
For example, there are plenty of DIY decorations you might want to try. Being creative is what you must seek. Your guests will feel fantastic and appreciated.
Theme your garden party
Let’s face it: party themes are the best way to keep your guests entertained. And once you have picked a theme, you can choose the food, drinks, and music that matches your vision.
Try talking to your friends for extra ideas or look at what’s on-trend.
When in doubt, add a long table
If your plans include a big party, then everything must double, or not? Well, having too many pieces of furniture into your backyard is not always a good idea, especially when you have a small space.
Choose a single long table where your guests can share food and drinks. You’ll have more space for fun activities.
You won’t stress either over cleaning too much. Also, try placing the chairs wisely. Your guests should be able to dance or take group pictures.
Flower-Power and other floral stories
For all the flower lovers, now it’s time to show your true colors. As marvelous as they can be, flowers will always look the best if you’ll go with only one, maximum two-colors arrangements.
A flower arrangement should be low enough in height, so your guests we’ll see each other and what’s on the table. Tell your floral stories in one of the most creative ways.
Patterns are great to match and mix. Yes, for leopard stripes, and a round of applause for fruits that embody the animal pattern.
But, as fun, as it might sound, being bold with patterns, also has a limit. If you go crazy with different patterns mix, try to keep the flowers simple, for example. Or at least try not to occupy the table with too many decorations.
Two or more strong patterns are enough for your guests’ eyes. You don’t need to impress by adding lots of stuff on the table.
If you didn’t know, terrarium centerpieces are a must nowadays. They’re a replacement of the traditional floral centerpieces.
You can make your terrarium centerpiece, using small glass containers, or buy them. Then, fill them with succulents, moss, or berries for a delicate but original addition to your garden party table. They will look fresh and chic.
It’s a candle situation
Picture this: the mix of fresh flowers and candles. The result is fantastic, and it will be for sure everyone’s favorite. It will also take a garden party tablescape to a whole other level.
Choose a few candles and place them right around the floral arrangement. Try not to add too many candles because they’ll detract your guests from the food.
Also, if the arrangements are too large or too wide, they’ll become annoying. The scented candles won’t do their trick, because it’s an outdoor party.
Get the grill going
It’s grill time! Turn on the music, and pour a round of drinks. Make sure you have the essentials ready.
The best grill, the condiments, sauces, meats, and the sides are a must. Try to encourage your guests to help you.
Music playlists for a garden party to remember
Choose your favorite songs or see what’s currently trending and create a playlist. Use Bluetooth speakers for the best quality.
Also, don’t forget the karaoke sessions! Your guests will surely have the time of their lives.
Quick tips for throwing a garden party
You want to throw a garden party, but you’re in a hurry? Thinking of some fantastic decorations, but you don’t have enough time to go shopping?
How about some great, DIY ideas? It won’t take you long to set the table, make some flower arrangements, or create a cozy corner. Here are the best last-minute ideas for throwing a garden party.
Food and Drinks Ideas
- Scoop out the insides of grapefruit or orange halves. Use the rinds as cute little bowls sorbet;
- Turn a shallow box into an instant cooler. Fill the box with ice and put your drinks in it;
- Prepare a fruit salad. Serve it in ice cream cones as a refreshing dessert;
- Keep the empty bags of tortilla chips. Fill the bags with your favorite taco fixing;
- Set up a burger bar. Guests can easily add their fixings.
Decorations and Games
- Create a pinata using water balloons;
- Turn old paint containers into unique lanterns;
- Prepare some glow stick necklaces for a ring toss game;
- Hang a large from a tree. Decorate it as you want and make a photo booth;
- Decorate the glassware with stickers or use paint.
What better way to enjoy a day out in the sun than with a garden party? No matter day or night, your party must be legendary.
Pick a theme, bring the decorations, some fresh food, and drinks, and get ready for some fun. Whether you’re looking to hold a fun-filled party or a quiet cocktail evening, make sure your garden is ready for everything.