1. FIND A STABLE SPOT IN THE GARDEN TO POSITION YOUR PARTY TABLE
The last thing you want is for your table and chairs to keep wobbling, causing spills and mishaps while your guests are enjoying their dinner. Thus, you need to find a flat and stable place within the garden that you can position them. You can also consider getting some wide wooden planks and have them laid over the lawn to create a flat sturdy base or makeshift decking.
2. ADD SOME SHADE
You need to provide some kind of shade against excess heat from the sun. A good idea is to erect a canopy or small marquee that can then be decorated with flowers. Alternatively, in case you have a room that leads to the backyard, you can open up the doors and place decorative rugs for floor protection.
3. CHOOSE DECORATIONS THAT MATCH THE PLANTS IN YOUR GARDEN
Go for a simple decor theme for the party - it's always wise to choose a shade that matches your garden flowers - and let it reflect on your table settings, candles, and chair covers. Doing this will help to make your outdoor party feel more sophisticated and stylized.
4. COLOR-COORDINATED PARTY FOOD AND DRINK ALWAYS WORKS WELL
By mixing up an eye-appealing cocktail or a signature fruity punch with the colors of your decor theme, you will help to bring together all the elements Of your party. And if possible, carry through the color scheme to the snacks and canapes.
5. SUMMER FRUITS WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS ARE A GREAT CHOICE
Why not showcase a magnificent statement dessert? Consider a tasty summer tart embellished with edible flowers and fresh berries or champagne jelly with summer fruits. Your guests definitely won't be in a hurry to leave when they know what's still on the menu.
6. EXTEND YOUR PARTY THROUGH THE GARDEN
Remember to provide light blankets, throws, and cushions to be used on the patio furniture. This will not only help to soften the atmosphere of the party but will also help to keep your guests warm and cozy as you party into the night.
7.SET UP A MAGICAL PARTY GARDEN
The type of lighting in your garden will help to create a specific mood and atmosphere for your party. Spice up your event with some fun flashing tambourines. As the night draws in, consider placing candles strategically around the area - Febreze Candles are great at creating a magical mood. You can also scatter tea lights around the lawn and along paths to create a beautiful atmosphere. Make use of two or three large candles in key areas to light up the party.
8. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NATURE'S SCENT
One of the best things about holding parties outdoors is that it gives you access to nature and all the amazing things it has to offer, which you can utilize to achieve the perfect ambiance. Enhance the beautiful scent from your flower beds by placing some scented candles that have a similar fragrance around the garden. You can also have seats placed near your captivating plants to allow your guests to enjoy nature in all its glory.
9. SAFEGUARD AGAINST GARDEN PESTS
Pests and bugs can be a major cause of disturbance and discomfort during an outdoor party. To avoid flies and bugs getting into drinks, serve drinks in quirky jam jars instead of glasses. Make small holes on the lids to fit in straw - also matching your color theme. Provide bug repellants and dot the garden with a few mosquito candles to reduce the chances of mosquito bites.
10. USE PARTY TABLE DECORATIONS THAT MATCH THE GARDEN
Sprinkle fallen petals and leaves from your garden over the table or drinks area. This helps to create consistency between the garden and the dining area, and it also helps to add color to the setup.
11. USE SPARKLING PARTY GLASSWARE
Decorative glass tableware that sparkles will help to add some glam to your party. Also, consider displaying desserts on glass stands, and dotting the table with large glass jugs of iced water and fruity coolers to capture the light. Cascade Platinum ActionPacs will help to give your glassware a sparkling clean.
12. HAVE FUN PLANNING YOUR GARDEN PARTY
Garden parties offer the perfect opportunity to let out your creative side. You can find inspiration on sites such as Pinterest. Some great ideas include putting up wooden welcome signs with handpainted messages and vintage birdcages decorated with flowers.