Right now, with the cold weather and dark evenings (and days, a lot of the time), you might not be thinking about garden parties. However, it’s never too early to plan for next summer, and if you want to be the host with the most and ensure your gatherings are remembered for all the right reasons, it’s time to start working out how to host a garden party. Read on for some useful advice.
Find The Right Spot
When hosting a meal, it’s important to find a level surface where the table and chairs won’t move about too much, reducing the risk of accidents. Get some thick wooden boards and put them out on the grass to serve as a base or make a makeshift deck.
Even better is if you already have a more permanent desk or you’re willing to build one. Having composite decking in your garden is a great idea even when you’re not hosting a party – it’s a great place to relax, for the kids to play safely, and it can even raise the value of your property, so it’s well worth considering.
Make Sure There Is Music
Having music playing in the background is essential to setting the mood. Create two sets of upbeat music playlists in advance of the celebration, one for the daytime and one for the nighttime.
Keep Your Guests Warm
Take care of your guests’ comfort even when the temperature begins to drop later in the evening. Keep a number of baskets filled with blankets and throws outside for guests to use if they get chilly.
Gardens with fire pits or heaters are a terrific focal point for any outdoor event. There is a heater out there for any size garden, from those that hang from the ceiling to those that sit on the ground or a tabletop.
Fire pits are wonderful because they generate both heat and light, and they are a great focal point for socialising as the night winds down. Plus, if you have a fire, you can make s’mores, which is always a good time.
Choose A Theme
When organising a garden party, it’s helpful to pick a theme to use for the event’s décor, refreshments, and activities. Having a theme can help you save time, money, and stress when planning the menu and decorations for a party.
Planning a party without a clear theme or emphasis may be difficult, and having a theme can mean decision-making is easier. You don’t need to go crazy; just choose something that will help set the tone and make the occasion especially special for everyone.
Make The Food Easy To Eat
Choose food that is not only delicious but also simple to eat. If you are throwing a dinner where guests will be seated at individual tables, this will be less of a concern; but, if visitors will be mingling around a buffet, it’s preferable if the food is easy to enjoy. Choose finger food and not only can guests eat it more easily, but you won’t have to provide everyone with so much cutlery either.