If you’ve decided to host a garden party, both you and your friends are probably feeling really excited. But your first garden party can be overwhelming, which is why it’s so important to prepare in advance.
Do you want to make sure everyone has the time of their lives? Of course, you do! So, in order to make your dreams a reality, take a look at these Things you need to do before hosting a garden party before setting a date.
Spruce up your garden
Having a garden party in a lackluster outdoor space can put a dampener on everyone’s mood. If your yard has lots of weeds, an overgrown lawn, and is lacking in flowers and plants, you need to do something about it.
If you don’t have a lot of time or gardening knowledge, hire an expert to tidy up a bit, or consult a landscaper to advise you on what plants would look best.
Consider investing in redbud trees from The Tree Center, as these will add an incredible pop of color to your garden and are sure to be the talk of the whole party.
Invest in lighting
Garden parties have a habit of carrying on into the night, especially if you’re all chatting and having drinks in the evening. Once the sun sets, it can be difficult to see your hand in front of your face, which is why lighting is so important.
You don’t have to spend a small fortune on lights and even a few string lights or lanterns can make all the difference. Consider pairing these with candles and potentially even a fire pit for an even cozier atmosphere.
Buy adequate seating and furniture
Many people only have a few plastic chairs and a wobbly table in their gardens, especially if they don’t use them often, but these don’t make for comfortable seating for guests.
If you’re planning to have more garden parties, buy a proper outdoor table and some cushioned seats and benches. You may even want to bring out some beanbags and blankets for your guests to relax on once they’ve finished their food.
Plan for bad weather
We all hope for blue skies and sunshine when hosting a garden party, but that’s not always the case. If your guests arrive and the rain is starting to come down, the last thing you want is to have to send them all home again.
Being prepared for bad weather might include having a tent on standby or a large umbrella that covers your seating area. Similarly, outdoor heaters will come in handy if it’s a little chillier than you expected.
If worst comes to the worst, you can always have your garden party indoors, just make sure that everything is set up inside and you don’t have clutter lying around everywhere.
Garden parties can seem stressful in the early stages of planning, but it’s important to have fun and let go of worries. Your guests will have a great time no matter what you do and you can always improve next time.