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How To Host a Garden Party: Useful Tips From a Professional Party Planner

Breathe in the fresh air as you take a walk through your garden. The flowers are blooming, bugs are buzzing around, and everything is just so green. It’s time for your garden party! But how do you host a fantastic event? 

Planning a garden party can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to get the food, drinks, and venue sorted, but you also need to know how to entertain your guests. This blog post will give you some valuable tips on hosting an outdoor garden party, as stated by experienced experts.

Provide Shade Form the Sunshine

In the heat of summer, it’s essential to provide shade for your guests. It will help them stay calm during a garden party. One idea is to set up large tents or use tree branches and leafy branches as umbrellas over areas where people are sitting. If there are no trees nearby, you can hang curtains made from fabric over your garden walls or put up a lintel on top.

Consider Color Coordinated Party-Drink and Food

In most cases, party planners rely on their clients’ requests to plan the menu. If you’re hosting a garden party in your backyard or at another outdoor venue, use colors that offset one another so guests can quickly identify which drink is theirs and what food they’ll be enjoying.

The guests can enjoy the flavor of fresh fruit while still getting to see their favorite flowers up close and personal. The summer fruits are a great way to add color and variety to the event. You can also have different drinks like my favorite summer recipe for frozen strawberry margaritas.

Be open to different flavors and combinations to give your guests various choices. You can also use fresh berries, melons, cherries, or any other in-season fruit available. Be sure to also have plenty of watermelon on hand for anyone who wants a refreshing drink that’s cool enough to eat.

Pick a Stable Space for Your Party Table

Though it may seem like a minor thing, picking a suitable space for your party is key to avoiding any major hiccups. Your guests will thank you if they don’t have to constantly dodge trees and shrubs when they try to mingle with neighbors or chat with friends at another table. And think about how much more pleasant it will be if you don’t constantly have to worry about your guests stepping in a puddle or bumping into an overhanging branch.

Match Decoration to Your Garden Colors

When you’re planning a garden party, it’s essential to pick out your theme and colors. Your decoration should match the color scheme of your outdoor space for everything to blend seamlessly. Flowers are often used in place of other decors but don’t forget to incorporate different aspects of your theme. For example, consider using shells and sand-colored tablecloths if you’re planning a coastal party in the summertime.

If you are hosting an event, it is essential not to be too ambitious. Hosting a garden party can be both fun and challenging at the same time. Make sure you have allocated enough preparation and time for every task. Remember that sometimes less planning equals more stress, so keep in mind how much work you want to do.

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