Planning the perfect summer garden event can take a lot of time and effort. Knowing what is on trend, who to invite and ensuring you have picked a day with good weather – it’s tough. But with a handy social event checklist and a lot of motivation, you will surely be able to plan the perfect event.
Here are some top tips to help you with your planning.
Pick A Theme
If the event is a birthday or a wedding, then the theme is fairly easy and you can decorate accordingly. However if you are having a gathering just to get some people together for the first time in ages, then you may want to pick a theme.
Certain event or party themes are really on trend right now with murder mysteries being a top pick recently. You can easily pick up decorations for something like this and utilise a handy checklist to ensure your murder mystery party goes off without a hitch. Guests should easily be able to put together costumes to suit the theme too.
Another great theme for a summer event is a beach party. Of course, you can’t bring the real beach to a garden but you can make it look like one and have guests arrive in beachwear. Nothing screams summer more than the beach!
Have Plenty Of Seating
In order to be a good host, you should ensure there is plenty of seating at your event. People won’t mind standing for some of the time but it is important that there is somewhere for people to rest their legs.
Outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be expensive – if you don’t have enough you can easily pick some up for affordable prices at some high street stores or even a second hand market! You could even have one of the many Garden pergolas with roof installed into your backyard for your friends to enjoy. Having plenty of seating is one thing but having shelter is another, especially if it starts to rain!
The last thing you want is people moaning because they had nowhere to sit – it could ruin their whole experience.
Inform Guests Of Any Dress Code
If you are choosing to go with a particular theme and would like your guests to dress accordingly, then it is important to let them know. Just because you tell them your event has a theme, it doesn’t mean that they will realise they need to dress in a certain way.
Put the dress code on the invites and remind your guests in the run up to the event to ensure everyone gets the message and no one is embarrassed by turning up in the wrong outfit on the day of the event.
Monitor The Weather
The weather changes its mind in an instant so it is important to keep an eye on the weather, even on the day of the event. Have a back up plan in case you need to move the event inside due to adverse weather conditions.
The forecast might say weeks before that it is going to be hot and sunny all day but we all know how quickly these things can change – don’t let your event be affected by this.
These are just a few tips for planning the perfect summer garden event. Have you hosted an event this summer? Do you have any top tips for planning one?