There’s nothing better than bringing friends and family together to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best ways to make the most of the warmer weather is to host a garden party. But between all the planning, cooking and cleaning, throwing an event of that size can feel overwhelming.
Luckily, we’ve rounded up some tips and tricks to make hosting the ultimate outdoor gathering feel as easy and as effortless as relaxing in the sunshine.
The key to hosting a fun-filled garden party is making sure your guests feel comfortable. One way to put them at ease is to begin with the basics, such as seating.
Why not try a combination of casual and more formal garden furniture to encourage people to mingle? While placing a picnic rug on the grass provides the perfect play area for little ones, outdoor sofas and patio sets in shady spots are ideal for eating and entertaining.
Every garden is unique, so experiment with different designs to find your favourite furniture match.
The last thing you want to be doing is worrying about cooking while you’re meant to be socialising. Thankfully, the great thing about BBQs is that most of the sides can be prepared in advance. This way you’ll be free to catch up with your nearest and dearest and enjoy a stress-free event.
What’s a brilliant garden party without a BBQ feast to tuck into? From tasty burgers and hotdogs to halloumi and salads, serving a delicious spread of food is a guaranteed way to keep guests happy.
Fun & Games
Luckily for little ones, garden parties lead to plenty of opportunities for outdoor play. Not only will providing an exciting selection of games keep them entertained for hours, but it’s also a fantastic way to help them make friends.
Light It Up
Just because the sun starts to set doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. To continue the merriment, all you need is some stylish garden lights.
Beat The Chill
If you think that the Danish trend ‘hygge’ is just for winter, think again. While there might be sunny skies during the day, the temperature can drop quickly in the evening. To stay warm, we recommend investing in some outdoor heating.
Fire pits and log burners are a lovely way to tick off the hygge trend and bring an authentic vibe to your event. All that’s left to do is scatter around a few super soft throws for little ones to curl up in. Easy!