Tips for Hosting a Delightful Garden Party
Warm summer weather and flowers in bloom make the perfect combination for hosting exquisite garden parties for you and your friends to enjoy. Throwing a party in a garden is also a great bridal shower idea.
Invite your friends to an afternoon of fun and laughter with garden party invitations. Specify on the invitation if there is a dress code (sundresses, for example) and ask guests to bring their favorite potted plant or flower arrangement so you and your guests can do a plant swap during the party.
For garden party decorations, hang up brightly colored lanterns and small lights, and fill bud vases with a few pretty flowers. Scatter these throughout the party space (on tables and steps, perhaps). Create a relaxing atmosphere with jazz or classical playlists as background music.
Garden party ideas:
Some garden party ideas for adults are to set up a daiquiri bar with different flavors, fresh fruit, and fun glasses. Garden party ideas for kids include a lemonade bar with flavored syrups, crushed ice, curly straws, and frozen fruit ice cubes. In the case of a tea party, some garden tea party ideas include serving finger foods, dressing up, and nibbling on mini pastries with tea. Set your tables with beautiful lace or linen tablecloths for a pefectly pretty affair. As garden party favors, send each guest home with freshly cut flowers tied with gingham ribbon.
Some more garden party tips:
If the weather forecast for your event is sunny skies, make sure you have umbrellas or shady areas for guests to keep cool and stay out of the sun.
Chilled appetizers, pies, and fruity cocktails are perfect garden party food and drinks. If your party is in the evening, set up a buffet style dinner for your guests so it will still be easy for them to walk around and mingle. You can serve individual cocktails to your guests or just provide pitchers of favorite summer drinks like sangria or lemonade for them to enjoy.
A garden party is fun for birthdays too! Some girls birthday party ideas include setting up little tables outside and serving them an assortment of fun appetizers, ice cream sundaes, and birthday cake. Decorate with balloon arrangements, decorative tea sets, and arrangements of daisies and ferns. These work well as baby shower ideas, as well!