To help you organize the upcoming party or your first summer potluck in your outdoor living space, we have picked some great tips for making that space party-ready.
With summer fast approaching, you're probably already planning your garden party and want to be fully prepared to throw the best party of the year. And we know how you gardeners love to spend hours soaking in your outdoor space both by planting flowers, DIY-ing chicken coops, and keeping the space tidy.
Choose your Theme
This is the first step in planning any party, and there are so many themes to choose from. You could have an outdoor wedding reception or even a baby shower. Or perhaps you're throwing an 80s-themed birthday party for your friend who's turning 30. Once you've decided on your theme and all of the other details have been sorted out, it's time to start thinking about decorations and setting up the venue. You can go with something simple like a picnic or a barbecue with friends and family, or get more elaborate with table settings and decorations. There are no rules when it comes to creating your perfect garden party, just make sure that everyone has fun.
The first thing you need to think about is any areas that may be unsightly or uncomfortable for guests to sit on. These areas might include concrete paths or steps, which can be covered up by using rugs or plants. You could also use wooden furniture if it suits your style better than rugs or plants would do. Covering up these areas will help make them look more cohesive with the rest of your garden, as well as making them more comfortable for guests to sit on. Another thing you should consider covering up is any glass windows or doors leading out onto patios or balconies because they can be very noisy when there are lots of people around them. You can simply hang some curtains over these areas.
Clean up any messes that may have occurred during the winter season like leaves and debris. You may want to consider renting a leaf blower if there is more than just grass clippings to clean up. There are two ways of cleaning up for this type of party. You can either hire professional help or do it yourself. If you're planning on hosting an event where there will be food served (or even drinks), then hiring help is definitely recommended. The last thing you want is guests eating food that could be contaminated by household germs like E. coli or salmonella. It's also important to note that some foods can cause allergic reactions in some people, so if possible, avoid serving them altogether.
Set the Scene
First of all, think about what you want your guests to experience when they walk into your garden. Do you want them to feel relaxed and at home? Or do you want them to get excited about coming over for dinner? Make sure that your garden has the right amount of lighting for the type of party that you are hosting. What are some of the things that you will need to set up in your garden? If it is dusk, candles can be used as lighting. If it is daytime, potted plants with flowers or colorful leaves can be placed around the garden so as not to distract from any other decorations. You can also use string lights and lanterns if they fit with the theme of your party. There are many different ways in which you can use plants as decorations for your garden party. For example, if you are having a summertime garden party, then maybe it would be fun to place potted herbs on each table (rosemary would be a great choice). You could also create centerpieces with fresh flowers or plants.
Create a Focal Point
Creating a focal point in your garden will give it a purpose and help you decide what else should be placed around that area. When choosing a focal point, consider whether it will be used for eating, drinking, or both. If it's just for eating, then maybe you should place an outdoor table there so that people can sit down and enjoy their food without having to walk too far away from their drinks. If it's for drinking, then maybe consider placing an outdoor bar there so people can get their drinks easily without having to walk too far away from where they're sitting or standing.
Add Some Greenery
The most important thing to remember is that you want to be comfortable during your garden party. You don't want to be stuck sitting on uncomfortable chairs or standing around all night long with sore feet because the ground was too hard, which is why it's so important to choose furniture that keeps you happy and relaxed throughout the whole event.
The tips above should help you make your outdoor space more functional and easier to use. If you follow them, you'll make your parties even more enjoyable and memorable. In other words, don't let the cruel winter weather get you down. Do what you can to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, and start planning your garden party now.