Summer is the perfect time to throw parties in your garden. Exterior areas offer the perfect setting for a relaxed vibe and enjoying the company of family and friends on long sunny evenings. If you have a large backyard, this space is ideal for bigger occasions such as wedding receptions, christenings and birthdays parties too. The beauty of having an outdoor soiree is that you can tailor this spot to your tastes and easily incorporate themes that match your exterior area. If you’re thinking about hosting a party in your backyard, check out these handy tips to get it ready for stylish entertaining.
Sort out the basics
Before you start planning anything, getting the garden ready to be decorated is an important step. There’s no point in trying to make the space look beautiful if the grass is up to your ankles, so mowing the lawn is the best place to start. Tidying around the edges with a strimmer and cutting back any overhanging branches from trees will also help to open the space up. If you have a patio or decking area, cleaning this and ensuring there is no moss or mold will make the area is safe to walk on.
If you’ve been looking to add pretty features to your garden for a while, then you could look to do this before planning your party. Ponds and water fountains make a beautiful feature in a garden, and taking inspiration from the range of chic designs at water-garden.co.uk you could include this stunning extra in your space, however big or small your garden is.
Choose a theme
Parties don’t have to have a strict theme but incorporating a basic color palette can help to bring a touch of elegance to the occasion. You could opt for vibrant shades to match the fun and excitement of your soirée or bring in muted pastel colors to create a cute and whimsical feel to the party.
Most of the time when you throw a party, you won’t have enough chairs to make sure everyone has a seat. It’s true that not everyone will sit down but ensuring you have enough will give everyone enough options especially if you are serving food. If you don’t mind what they look like, just borrow chairs from friends or neighbors to bump up the numbers, but if you have a party theme, hiring them could be a great option.
Set up a drinks area
To save you having to go into the kitchen every time someone wants a drink, set up a drinks spot so they can be prepared outside. You could buy a portable cooler to keep ice and cold beverages at the perfect temperature, plus you could make a dedicated space for cocktail making and include a small menu to make it extra special.
Once you’re all set up and ready to start entertaining, the only thing to worry about is having a good time.