Now that the sun is here to stay, it’s the perfect time to throw a dream garden party for your nearest and dearest. Bringing your friends over for a summer soiree is something that we can all look forward to, but it still requires some work to set the right tone. With that in mind, here are ten top tips for throwing the perfect garden party this summer.
Prepare the right food
The right food is integral to any successful garden party. Start by thinking about your guest list, and be sure to cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. Make sure you also cover all bases as far as sweet and savory are concerned to guarantee everyone in attendance has something to nibble on.
Think about the weather
The weather is unpredictable at the best of times, so preparing yourself for the worst is important. Keep some umbrellas close to hand and make sure there is enough shelter in the garden for your guests.
Perfect your playlist
There’s no doubt that music can make or break a party, so putting together the right playlist can seem a little daunting. The best thing to do is to figure out what vibe you’re going for in advance before compiling a playlist for the party. You should also add a couple of backup options so you can spice things up if people aren’t sold on your initial suggestions.
Add some comfy seating
Having somewhere in the garden where your guests can put their feet up and sink into a comfy sofa makes a world of difference. Add cushions to your outdoor furniture and provide the perfect space for your guests to chill out around the fire.
Show off your summer style
You hardly need an excuse to dress up for your own garden party. A floating floral dress is a perfect way to rock those summer vibes, and you can round things off with matching shoes and accessories to nail a dream summer outfit that will help you feel relaxed as you host your friends and family.
Let there be light
Lighting makes a huge difference to the atmosphere at any event, and your summer garden party is no exception. Whether you opt for some quaint fairy lights or some colorful party lights, make sure you plan ahead and choose the perfect lighting for the occasion.
Keep the cocktails coming
The best way to round off any garden party setup is to launch your very own cocktail bar. Whether you hire a barman to really impress your friends or practice your own cocktail skills beforehand, a tiki bar setup will make your summer soiree even more memorable.
Play some games
Whether the kids are around or if your garden party is an adults-only affair, playing some games throughout the day will crank things up a notch. Jenga is a great party game, and you can’t go wrong with a pack of cards, particularly where drinking is involved!
Embrace different colors
Summer is all about vibrant colors and fresh blooms. So, to complement the stunning natural world around you, add a splash of color to your garden with the right decor, and your garden will look spectacular as you host your friends this summer.
Some people get overly stressed when throwing a garden party, but it’s important to remember to enjoy yourself. After all, what’s the point in going to all of this hassle if you’re not able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of your loved ones?