How To Host The Best Summer Garden Party

With summer just around the corner, making room in the garden so you can host a party for your family and friends is usually top of your to-do list. There are many different factors that contribute to a really great garden get together, but it’s the little details can have a huge impact. So, read on and find out how you can enjoy some fun in the sun!

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Food

Food brings everyone together, and is one of the main events during a garden party. If you’re confident on the grill, invest in a barbecue – even disposable is fine! Just remember to make sure your garden is big enough for the smoke not to reach your guests, as its potentially toxic if inhaled in excess. Any kind of meat is suitable for a barbecue, so just pick your favourite marinade or sauce and get cooking! Staples tend to include sausages (or hot dogs), burgers, kebab skewers or steaks, as they are all suitable for charring. If any of your family and friends are vegetarian or vegan, search for some plant based alternatives in your local health food store or consider making a super refreshing dish out of raw fruits and vegetables. Accompaniments and snacks should include options like crisps, couscous or rice, pasta, potato salad, and dips like hummus, guacamole, and salsa. Don’t be afraid to encourage your guests to bring their own dishes too, as having a variety of different options will help to ensure there is something available for everyone and nobody ends up going home with an empty tummy.

Decorations

The way you decorate your garden will have a big effect on the atmosphere and ‘vibe’ of your get together. If you choose not to change your garden in any way, it may feel a little dull and uncelebratory. By investing in outdoor furnishings like some metal garden sculptures, you can change the style of the environment completely. Get enough chairs and tables for the adults, and some bean bags or big cushions and blankets for the little ones to sit on. The lighting in your garden will influence the mood, so evaluate your different options before making a choice. Fairy lights are a great choice to hang around trees, and outdoor lanterns can be great in providing more light for areas like steps. Getting some kind of speakers or sound system in order to play music is another thing to consider, but remember to inform any close neighbours before you party until dawn!

Hopefully this information will provide you with the necessary means to get started in planning your next summer garden party. Get a large spread of food and beverages and tell your guests to do the same. Fill up some space with enough seating, add some fun decorations to catch the eye and turn the volume up on your speakers! The heat is almost guaranteed not to stick around for long, so try your best to make the most of it before it’s too late.

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