How to host the perfect garden party

After an odd year of being stuck at home, it’s understandable that you want to see more and more of the friends and family who you weren’t able to see before, at least I know I do. What better way to do this? To invite them over for a garden party, of course.

Whether you love a good barbecue or are more of a fan of afternoon tea, it is unquestionable that enjoying either of these foods is best done outside. Heck, any food tastes better outside, and what is the best company for good food? Good company. Put the two together and we’ve got a fabulous garden party with delicious food and your favourite people.

However, before you start sending invites to your close friends and family, it’s time to plan your garden party a bit. You want it to go as smoothly as possible, so there is some planning involved. Want to host the perfect garden party? Let’s get started.

Look at the weather.

First and foremost, have a look at how the weather is supposed to be during the day of your garden party and don’t plan accordingly. Yes, you heard me right. Do not plan accordingly. It’s the UK, you never know when it’s going to start raining, so it’s essential to be ready for any type of weather. Elements Home & Garden, stock garden furniture for sale in Essex such as pop up gazebos for this exact situation. These gazebos are perfect for all year-round use and can be easily disassembled and assembled – the perfect solution for any gathering in your garden.

Clean your outdoors.

As Mum’s the Boss comments in a recent blog post, “It’s time to tackle the long weeds growing in between your patio slabs, mow the lawn, fix the garden fence and plant some flowers around for some colour.” Would you invite your friends and family over to your house if everything was a mess? No. So, think the same way for the outside of your home.

Think about the menu.

Have you already invited your friends and family over for a garden party this weekend and haven’t thought about what you are going to serve? Why would you do this to yourself? As Renovation Bay Bee says, “Don’t whip up something last minute. I mean, you could but don’t. It will be stressful and the last thing you need is to start your afternoon tea party feeling stressed. Plan ahead and save yourself a headache.”

The menu will depend on what type of gathering you are planning to have. Is it a barbecue? Get some meats, some veggie options, lots of buns and an array of condiments and sauces. Is it an afternoon tea? Get some different options of tea, some nibbles and of course, strawberry jam and clotted cream for your warm scones.

Go for a theme.

Even if it isn’t a special occasion, who’s to say that you can’t create a theme for your party? For me, that sounds like a great time! You might want to host a Hawaiian-themed barbecue party with a tiki bar, some tropical cocktails and have everyone dressed in colourful clothing. It’s your choice! There are so many themes to choose from, you are spoilt for choice.

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