If you are a mum you know that planning a children's party can be very…
Summer is here and everyone is spending more time outdoors. Now is the perfect time to get all your family and friends together for a garden party. There doesn’t need to be a special occasion to make an excuse to throw a party.
If you’re planning on inviting everyone you know, your party could take a bit of preparation. The more prepared you are, the more you’ll be able to enjoy yourself. Take a look at these tips for planning the perfect garden party.
Don’t Skip On The Chairs
The last thing you want is your visitors wandering around your garden looking for a place to sit. This is especially true if you’re serving food to your guests. No one wants to stand up to eat, even when it’s food from the barbecue.
Make sure there are plenty of chairs and tables for people to sit down when they need to. They don’t all have to be matching. Throw in a mixture of kitchen chairs, deck chairs, and garden chairs to make up the numbers.
Many people are seeing the benefit of alcohol-free drinks. When the days are hot, drinking alcohol can be dangerous because alcohol dehydrates the body. You may find that some of your guests are looking for alcohol-free options, especially if you host your party in the middle of the day.
There are many options, including Citizen Spritz, that will allow you to make your own alcohol-free cocktails. You could even come up with your own recipes to suit your party theme.
Make It Comfortable
You want your guests to feel welcomed the second they walk into your garden. There are many ways you can make your guests feel at home. For example, laying out cushions on chairs and blankets on your lawn.
If the party goes on until the evening, you can also provide blankets to guests who may get cold or light a fire pit to increase cosiness. Add some twinkle lights to empty jam jars and you’ll create the ideal atmosphere.
When providing entertainment, think about your guests. If you have children attending, you can never go wrong with some garden games and bubbles. If it’s mostly adults attending, you can think about playing some adult games.
If you want to make a big deal of things, you could consider hiring some entertainment. Look at local bands or singers or hire an ice cream cart so people can help themselves.
Get Rid of Bugs
If there’s one thing that can ruin a garden party, it’s insects. Make sure your guests are protected from insects by lighting scented candles around the garden. You can also protect drinks by offering guests jam jars with lids and straws instead of other glasses or cups.
Have insect repellant sprays ready for any visitors who are bothered by bugs during the party. Be ready to move the party indoors if bugs become a problem or the weather turns.
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