If your birthday falls during a hot summer month or perhaps you just want to make the most of the sunshine when it finally makes an appearance, you may want to think about planning a garden party. Having a get together where you can bask in the heat whilst still having all of your home comforts within arms length, as well as having full reign over every little detail, a garden party can fulfill almost any celebrations criteria. Organising your very own outdoor function needn’t be difficult, as there are a few top tips that can help you make it all come together for some exciting fun in the sun!
Design & Decorate
Making your neighbours jealous of your garden when you’re getting it all ready for your party is so easy. With a bit of TLC even the most overgrown and unruly backyard can be tamed and trimmed to create a good foundation for you to add some finishing touches. Dig out your lawnmower and trim grass down to a manageable level, paying extra close attention to any unruly bushes that could spike or scratch passing guests. If you have the time, plant some flowers to brighten up the environment and add a few pops of colour too. If your decking is looking a little tired and haggard from the harsh weather in the previous colder winter months, making an investment to renovate the area can transform both the aesthetics and function of your garden, If you need some inspiration, LifeStyle Patios can provide you with some innovative and beautiful options. When you’re planning an evening event, you may want to install some additional lighting such as solar powered fairy lights or lanterns that can charge up during the day. Get enough seating and tables for all of your guests to eat comfortably is key, and there are many different creative ways you can do this.
You will most likely want to incorporate some kind of meal or buffet into your garden party, as taking advantage of the opportunity to grill some food on the barbecue should not be missed. Summer cuisine usually tends to include an array of lighter meals, such as salads and fresh dishes that are served cold, and snack foods that aren’t too heavy such as potato chips and dips like hummus and guacamole. If your garden is big enough for a barbecue, even a disposable one will serve its purpose for the night and will be sure to show your guests the effort you are going to. Many different meats can be marinated and cooked this way, so go for whatever you think might be the most popular. If you have any guests who will not be needing to drive home, you can also create your own zesty cocktail to create a signature drink for your party!
Planning the best garden party ever doesn’t have to be as taxing as you may believe. Don’t focus too much on the little details, just have fun!