A garden party is a great way to reconnect with your friends and family. Inviting people over to enjoy an evening of fine food and drinks gives everyone the chance to catch up. While the weather is still warm, you should take the time to plan a party in your yard. When you are planning a garden party, you should make sure that you keep your stresses low. You can easily get overwhelmed by party planning, and there is no need to do so. Remember, a party should be fun, not hassle. That means that means that it should be fun for you as well as your guests. Enjoy planning the party and try to take things easy. Here is the ultimate guide to planning the perfect garden party.
Who to invite
There is no rule book when it comes to inviting people to a party. You can invite whoever you want as long you have room to host everybody. Don’t fall into the trap of over-inviting people to be polite. Many people invite guests to their party just because they think they should. One thing that will stop you stressing about your party is keeping things simple. Invite people who you want to spend time with and who you like. Nothing could be more simple than that.
Finding the right entertainment
Every party needs entertainment. There is nothing worse than turning up to a party and feeling like there is nothing to do. Make sure that you have entertainment ready for your guests when they turn up. Plan a few party games and consider putting on a film or a sports match. Look online to view outdoor TV enclosures that will protect your TV outside. When people turn up to parties, the first hour can often be awkward. Having something to watch and discuss will help break the ice.
You should start the party whilst it is still light, in the early evening. When it gets dark, though, you will need to have some lighting options. Paper lamps look incredible at garden parties and will help to serve as part of the decor. Choose a color theme and pick lanterns in that color. Doing so will mean that the yard looks magical when the lights come on. You may also want to wind some fairy lights around a tree or bush to create extra lighting in the yard.
Designing the decorations
Keep the decorations as simple as possible. You don’t need to spend a lot of time or money on decorating your garden. If you get some paper lanterns, they will be a good start to your decorations. Get a tablecloth in the same color to match the lanterns. Pick one color theme and stick to it throughout the decoration. A few balloons might look nice, but there is no need to go overboard.
Keeping the food simple
Simple food is the key to a successful party. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you can cater for the entire party. You can’t make individual meals for all your guests. Instead, lay out some simple finger food on the table so that people can eat whenever they want throughout the party.
Mixing the drinks
Make the drinks a little special for your garden party. Why not look into some Prosecco cocktail recipes? Drinking some gorgeous cocktails in the moonlight is an ideal way to spend an evening with your friends and family. Remember to make some non-alcoholic drinks for people at your party. Some people will be driving to and from your party, and so can’t drink. Often non-drinkers get stuck with water or soda. Instead, make your non-drinking friends some delicious virgin cocktails.