A garden party, BBQ or whatever you want to call it, are incredibly popular, especially during the warmer months. Although, if you have outdoor heaters for your garden, then you could host them year-round. Planning a garden part, whether it is for an occasion, is actually pretty simple; there are only three elements to consider, so let’s take a look.
First things first, you need to get your garden ready. You should start with the garden itself. Mow the lawn and tidy the foliage and flowers. Remember to sweep the patio and give the outdoor furniture a wipe-down. After you have spruced up the garden, you can begin to think about decorations. Obviously, the decorations will depend on the occasion. It is also worth pointing out that you can decorate even if your party is occasion-less. If you are throwing a party ‘just because’, then you might want to consider giving it a theme, you can then still decorate, get the guests involved and make the party more engaging. Decorations like banners, table clothes and balloons will work for most occasions.
Obviously, you will need to have put some thought into the refreshments that you are going to serve at your garden party. A BBQ is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think garden party. Most people will have a grill outdoors that they can use; it simply comes down to buying the food and the fuel for the grill; a lot of grills are powered by propane, and you can get an affordable tank from places like Discount Propane Inc. However, you can also host a potluck or encourage your gets to bring a dish with them. This can save you some money too. You could also encourage them to bring a case of beer, wine or other drinks too. If you are going to encourage your guests to bring something, it would make sense to encourage them to organize this amongst themselves to avoid everyone bringing the same thing.
Not all garden parties will need official entertainment putting on. Sometimes, making a playlist and hooking it up to a speaker is enough, especially if the party is a little more casual. Depending on the party, simply creating the right atmosphere will be enough. Your guests can talk and mingle. If you want to, you could consider setting up a few drinking games – if it is that kind of party, of course. You could also think about classic lawn games like cornhole, giant Jenga or lawn darts. For the most part, you can make these games yourself, or you might already have them, which will, again, save you some money.
The weather may be a little unpredictable, so it might be worth making sure that you can get everything inside, should you need to. Otherwise, planning a garden party is really pretty simple, especially after you pick the perfect party dress. After sending out the invitations, there are only three things that you need to do, and that is set up for the party – whatever that might mean for you. Buy all the refreshments, get the side dishes ready and make sure you have enough fuel for your grill and lastly, you need to think of ways to keep your guests entertained.