Now that the warm weather is here, why not make the most of it and spend more time outdoors? Enjoy the fresh air and warm sunlight by gathering friends and family together with a garden party.
Garden parties are great because they can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like them to be. You can pull together some chairs and tables, or go as far as to decorate your garden or backyard.
Spending time outdoors is also good for your health. All that fresh air and vitamin D can do wonders for your physical and mental health.
Here are six garden party ideas for the perfect outdoor gathering.
1. Decorate Your Tables With Fresh Flowers
Flowers are a fragrant, inexpensive, and attractive way to add color to your event. Use a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers from your garden to decorate your table and make your party more inviting. If your flowers have yet to bloom or you haven’t grown any in your backyard, just purchase some from your nearest florist or supermarket to instantly level up the look and feel of your garden party.
2. Add Candle Lanterns to Your Tables
Candles add a decorative and illuminating element to any event. You can place regular candles in lanterns or use tealights placed in water to complement your decorations and ambiance.
At night, candles add light and intimacy to your gathering that can be further enhanced with outdoor string lights and outdoor LED lights.
3. Host a Picnic
What would a party be without a sumptuous spread of food and refreshing beverages? You can use a table or spread a picnic blanket where you can enjoy your meal. Some popular picnic fare that’s easy to eat and prepare ahead of time are mini sandwiches, cookies, and wings.
4. Install Solar String Lights Above the Table
Lighting makes a tremendous difference to any occasion. To make an evening garden party feel even more special, install LED string lights above your picnic table. When the sun begins to set, light them up and enjoy their magical appeal.
Outdoor solar lights like the 25ft Warm White/Multi-Color Solar Globe Lights are a great choice. They’re IP44 waterproof with color-changing and larger globe-shaped bulbs. These LED lights for outdoors can operate for up to 18 hours on a single charge so you can count on the LED string lights to keep up with your outdoor celebration.
5. Serve Afternoon Tea and Desserts
Serving afternoon tea and desserts are ideal for those who don’t want to go through the stress of cooking large meals. The spread for afternoon tea usually comprises tea and coffee, sandwiches, small cakes, and cookies or scones.
6. Have a Barbecue Party
Your garden party is the perfect opportunity to fire up the grill and roast some burgers, hotdogs, and meat skewers with vegetables. Their delicious scents will waft through the air and heighten everyone’s anticipation for your delicious spread.
If you’d prefer, you can also set up a fire pit where you can all gather around and enjoy each other’s company.
Complement the fire pit with fairy lights, which you can hang on trees or on a pergola. They’ll add to your event’s festive charm and get everyone in the mood to feast heartily and celebrate.
Before You Go
Now that you have six ideas for the perfect garden party, it’s time to start planning. Remember, you can make it simple but you can also add easy decorations to make your event more memorable.
Get flowers, candles, outdoor LED lighting, food, and of course the perfect company together and you’ll have an enjoyable get-together before you know it!