A garden party may be the last thing on your mind at this time of year. Most of us are still in hibernation. The endless drizzle doesn’t even look set to change anytime soon. But, believe it or not, we’re over halfway through winter. As such, you could say it’s practically spring already. Optimistic that may be, but we’ve got to cheer ourselves up somehow, don’t we?
As such, it’s sensible to start making summer plans. When it comes to getting away, booking this early is a must if you want to get the best deal. Even if you aren’t going anywhere, making plans now is the only sure way to make them happen. And, what could be better for summer preparation than prepping for all those garden parties? A garden party is a beautiful thing, and nothing quite beats getting it right. But, you can’t get it right if you don’t know the three keys to success. Which is why we’re going to take a look at them here!
There are no two ways around it; the people you invite are THE most crucial thing about your party. This can be said for any party, indoors or out. Getting your guest list right is non-negotiable. And, by prepping now, you can ensure that everyone will be free when the big day comes. To get a perfect balance, invite guests with varied personalities who are sure to get along. If your friends all know each other, this will be easy to get right. If not, think about how different individuals would gel, and whether that would provide a fun atmosphere. One thing’s sure; you should avoid inviting guests who are likely to create tension and kill the fun.
Of course, as with any party, it’s important to think about set-up here. In fact, it’s even more crucial to consider this outside. After all, you can’t just cram everyone on the sofa here. Instead, stock up on enough seats for everyone. You could take a look at Bridgman or others like them, where you can find garden furniture which will last the season. Or, you could opt for cheaper chairs which serve a purpose. Think, too, about tables and lighting. These will ensure everyone stays happy the whole night through.
It should go without saying that the entertainment also needs some consideration. This is, after all, what people will remember most. You could keep this simple, by serving up cocktails and providing some decent tunes. Or, you could go all out, and invest in games like giant garden Jenga. These are sure to keep everyone laughing, especially when the drink starts to flow. If you’re looking to splash out, you could even invest in a hot tub and tell everyone to bring their costumes along. This is sure to steal the show and keep guests coming back time and again. And, it means you can all stay warm, even when things get a bit nippy!