What better way to appreciate the beauty of your outside space with friends and family than by hosting a garden party? And the season of outdoor parties is approaching us faster than we anticipated. The weather is getting warmer, nights are getting more lively, and everyone is looking for ways to meet up with their loved ones and cool down after a hot and humid day. So if you’re planning to host a garden get-together, here are five must-have items for any glamorous garden party.
Never underestimate the power of lighting. Especially not when it comes to creating a welcoming and cozy atmosphere in your outdoor space. If you want to give your garden a little glitz, think about installing string lights or outdoor chandeliers. We’ve already talked about the numerous lighting options you have, but to keep things short — your best option would be LED lights. However, another environmentally friendly and affordable option would be solar lights. These cozy lights can be hung from trees, pergolas, or any other outdoor structure. And if everything else fails, you can also add candles. But make sure you keep a good eye on them, especially if it’s windy.
Your garden party can feel a lot more sophisticated and elegant if you choose the right tableware. Sure, plastic and disposable tableware is easy to get rid off once the party is over. However, besides being incredibly bad for the environment, it will also look cheap. Opt for crystal glasses and silverware if you want to impress your guests. If you, however, don’t want to risk your good tableware breaking during a wild outdoor gathering, you can also opt for reusable tableware made from bamboo or other sustainable materials.
Any outdoor gathering requires plenty of seating options. Choose attractive yet comfy chairs and sofas, and for added comfort, add a few accent cushions or throws. Besides chairs and sofas, you can also add things such as swings and benches. If you’re hosting a particularly large event, you’ll probably need some extra seating options. The best way to do that is by renting garden furniture. You won’t have to compromise the aesthetic of your party by using cheap plastic furniture, but you also won’t have to go all out and buy new pieces that you won’t use in the future.
For any stylish garden party, floral arrangements are an absolute must. To make lovely and lovely smelling centerpieces for your tables, think about combining fresh flowers, foliage, and herbs. Also, you can incorporate flowers into your lighting features by hanging them from your chandeliers or string lights, for example.
What garden party is complete without a bar? There are so many ways to create a cozy bar in your outdoor space. If you don’t want to invest in anything too expensive, just get yourself a simple wood garden bar table and decorate it with lights or some candles. Place some ice, glasses, a mixer, and the drinks on your table. You can also include things such as limes, olives, or anything else that you like to add to your drinks. If you want to give it more of a realistic bar feel to it, you can add some seating options next to the table, and also add some snacks for your guests to enjoy.