As the weather gets warmer, we all look forward to spending more time outdoors and what better way to celebrate than to throw a garden party!
Keep it Simple
The trick to throwing a good garden party is to keep it simple. You want your guests to enjoy themselves and to have a stress free evening yourself. Set up a simple trestle table or lay out a few picnic blankets and cushions so that everyone can lounge around on the grass till the sunsets and the stars come out.
Have a Theme
Alternatively, you could splurge a little and throw a theme party. Perhaps go for an Arabian Nights theme and set up a marquee in your back garden! You may need to engage crane hire services to help you set up a marquee.
Another option is to engage a crane hire services so that you can create a beautiful tent using some sheer fabric that dangles from a high branch adding to the magical atmosphere. String up some fairly lights and light some incense and transport your guests to a magical place far removed from the chaos of everyday life.
Food and Drinks
Even if you have a theme, there’s no reason you can’t keep it simple, especially when it comes to the food. If it’s a casual get together, consider ordering in some pizza. Everyone loves the ease of grabbing a slice with friends, and clean up after is a breeze. If you decide on a theme, like Arabian Nights set up a make it yourself wrap station! Lay out some pita bread, hummus, and dates and set up a simple barbeque. Your guests will get involved in the making of dinner, freeing you up to relax, enjoy and mingle with your guests. For drinks, you can easily set ups pitchers of chilled water or lemonade and open up a bottle of wine. A pot luck dinner is also an excellent idea and you could ask guests to volunteer to bring drinks or dessert, after all you are providing dinner and the venue!
Relax and Enjoy Yourself!
Finally, and most importantly, remember that the night is about enjoying each other’s company, sharing some good food and unwinding at the end of a long week. Don’t unduly stress about food and drinks or the venue. When you’ve got a group of good friends together in one place, conversation is sure to flow and laughter and good times are a guarantee that will render your party an absolute success!