Three Essentials For Your Garden Party


Planning a summer garden party can be an important, yet fun event for your friends, neighbors or garden club. It's a time to show off the hard work on your garden and to get ideas for the next season. In some cases, you can even use it to give your guests a taste of any fruits and vegetables you have grown if you have some that are ready to harvest. Though the particulars of your garden party can be tailored to you or your guests' tastes, there are a few things that are essential to make sure it goes off without a hitch.

Provide plenty of tables and chairs:

Make sure you have plenty of seating for your guests, especially if you are expecting a lot of people. This may mean that you will need additional tables and chairs. You will also need extra tables for floral/plant displays and your food. Make sure to cover your tables in nice, matching tablecloths both for decoration and to protect the tables. Furnish your tables with the appropriate plates and cups depending on how casual your party. Each table should have a garden-related centerpiece. This could include live plants, cut flowers or even a combination of stones and vegetation.

Carefully plan the food:

Food is essential, but whether you want to have a buffet, sit down dinner or just a tea is up to you. You can have it catered or cook it yourself. If you are celebrating the harvest of your vegetable garden, then you may want to prepare dishes which highlight those foods. Finger foods, such as small sandwiches and cookies, are popular at some garden tea parties. Most parties have at least some kind of sweets such as cupcakes, cookies, ice cream or fresh fruit. Barbecue is also a popular choice, especially for more casual parties.

Think about beverage choices:

If you are having a tea party, then be sure to provide your guests with your best tea or a variety of teas to choose form. For other types of parties, common beverages include lemonade, iced tea, soft drinks and fruity juice drinks. Whether or not you want to serve alcoholic drinks is up to you, but try to keep them light and related to your summer theme. Cocktails with lime and mint are a popular choice.

Garden parties are an elegant way to celebrate summer and show off your garden. The good thing is that there are no hard and fast rules about planning them, so that leaves you some room for being creative. Just be sure that you have enough tables and chairs for all your guests so no one gets left out. A party planner or a site like can get you started on all the things you need for your garden party.


8 May 2017

A Joyful Occasion

A few months ago, my beloved, maternal grandmother celebrated her 80th birthday. When I was younger, she always threw me a huge birthday party at her home every year. For her 80th birthday, I planned to repay her for all of the birthday bashes she planned for me when I was a kid. The party was held in the activities building of my grandmother’s church. Because I’m not skilled at decorating for parties, I enlisted the help of professional party planners. These individuals filled the activities building with streamers, balloons, and beautiful, colorful floral arrangements. I couldn't wait to see the surprised look on my grandmother’s face when she arrived at the party venue. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring professional party planners to oversee your next, joyful occasion.