With summer in full swing, so many of us spend a significant time outdoors playing with our families, exercising, and entertaining. Our homes are our safe havens, and we spend a lot of time and money decorating them, so everyone in the household feels cozy and at peace. In addition to the inside of our homes, many spend countless hours cultivating a beautiful garden and backyard.
If this sounds like you, why not host a beautiful garden party? They can make an excellent surprise party for a young girl or a great space for you to host a book club or fun girl’s night with your friends. When planning a summer garden party, there are some things that can make it a breeze and leave you with less time prepping and more time enjoying your garden and the party.
The great thing about hosting a party outdoors is your garden is already all the decoration you need to have a beautiful gathering. Using the flowers and shrubs as the backdrop, simply cut some flowers and greenery and place them in the vases you already own. If you don’t have enough vases, you can upcycle jars from your cabinet or find discounted and unique vessels from secondhand and thrift stores. Consider making enough vases for guests to take home as party favors.
No party is complete without delicious food for your friends and family to nibble on. Thankfully, summer lends itself to some of the healthiest foods in their peak of freshness. If your garden isn’t just flowers but fruits and vegetables too, it’s easy work to use the produce you’ve grown to serve. Delicious fruit salads, kebabs, and a vegetable spread are easy to throw together, and you can offer cheese, crackers, or fresh bread along with them. If you’re going for more of a Bridgerton-themed garden party or just more traditional, small cucumber sandwiches and little pastries are a great addition.
Along with the food you’ll serve, make sure you make your garden party summer seasonal with the beverages too! Fun additions to flat water are cucumber with mint or lemon. Berries look beautiful at the bottom of a glass filled with ice and sparkling water. If the party is for adults only, you can get creative with fruit-flavored liquors or Rose wine with seasonal fruits. Maybe you’ve opted for a tea party theme for your garden party – there are summer teas, too – and make sure you add gloves to your dress code along with the RSVP.
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Speaking of RSVPs, you’ll want to make sure you knock the invitation out of the park. So many opt for group texts or emails these days, but there’s something special about receiving postcards, letters, greeting cards, and invitations from the postman. Ensure your guests know to expect these personal touches from your party by sending an invite through good old snail mail.
There are so many beautiful stationery companies to shop through, so find a style that conveys the theme of your party and is splendidly summer-themed! Include details like whether they’re allowed, plus ones, dress code, and theme. The devil is in the details, so you don’t want to miss the mark regarding invitations.
As mentioned earlier, with the vases of flowers, party favors are still in vogue and something every guest appreciates. While the vase of flowers is a simple and affordable favor, you don’t have to go that route. Make sure you stay on the theme when choosing what memento you want your guests to leave with, but they should leave with something. Baby shower? A simple pink or blue nail polish can work. Children’s party? A bag of goodies for summertime like bubbles, goggles, sunscreen, and snacks is perfect. You’re only as limited as your budget regarding party favors.
During the summer, the days and nights are long, making it the perfect season to throw parties or attend them. Make sure you take advantage of your beautiful home and garden this year by hosting at least one party. There’s a certain romance about garden parties that backyard get-togethers can’t match. By using the tips above, you’ll spend less time planning and more time celebrating. Cheers!