Summer is all about soaking up the sun, fresh air and catching up with friends. There is no better way to do this than with your very own summer garden party. To ensure that it is the highlight of the summer and a party that your guests will be talking about for weeks to come, there are a few ways to make it the ultimate party. Even those with a limited space can still transform their garden and create a fantastic space for socialising with a few of these tips.
Tidy and Decorate
The first step will involve sprucing your backyard, which could include trimming the grass, picking up foliage and perhaps introducing new plants and flowers. Next, you will want to decorate to create a fun and happy atmosphere. Bunting is perfect for the garden, but you could also consider fairy lights in the trees, colourful paper chains, balloons, vintage linen and pretty tablecloths. This can be furthered with vintage china and flowers in jars on the tables to inject vibrant colour.
You will want a large outdoor table and chairs, as this allows your guests to sit down and eat. Also, a head table can also be a great place to keep food and drinks. In addition to this, you may want to have a few other smaller tables throughout the garden if space allows. There should also be seating in various places and blankets on the grass; this encourages your guests to spread out and enjoy your entire garden. This is also a great way to further decorate your backyard with colourful and comfortable areas. Candles or fairy lights will allow you to continue being outdoors once the sun goes down.
Food and Drink
No classic summer garden party is complete without strawberries, cream and sandwiches. These can be great light snacks, but you may also want to consider a BBQ so that your guests do not go hungry. Pimms, white wine and beer are also great summer drinks, but for a unique and special touch, you could also have personalised miniatures to celebrate the occasion. These can be placed on tables throughout the garden and offer your guests something a bit different to drink. These are available from specialists, with Just Miniatures being a good example.
Music is a must for any party, but you may also want to consider fun and games to keep your guests entertained. There are all sorts of excellent garden games to consider, including bowls, croquet, ring toss and badminton.
Incorporating these ideas into your summer garden party will help it to be a huge hit and have your guests raving about the party for weeks to come.