When the weather is bad and the rain clouds in the air, a dinner party is a great way to entertain. But, the summertime is here, which means it’s time to take your shindig outside. There is no better way to socialise with your friends and family than to enjoy each other’s company in the summer sun. However, hosting a garden party is not as simple as it seems. If you want yours to be a hit, it is essential to cover all the bases so that everything is perfect. Here is what you need to know.
Gardens are notorious for storing unwanted rubbish. Let’s face it; everyone knows a time when the old fridge used to dwell on the lawn. Of course, no one wants to spend their evening staring at unwanted appliances or dodging household tools. So, the garden needs a tidy up before you do anything else. It doesn’t even matter where the clutter goes as long as it isn’t in the way of the party. Anyone with a garden shed can throw as much junk in there as possible and deal with it at a later date. Or, you can finally take it to the tip and get rid of it once and for all.
Too many people choose a playlist which isn’t suitable for the occasion and it ruins the entire event. Before you decide the music, think about the atmosphere you are trying to create. If it is casual and relaxed, there is nothing wrong with playing the current chart hits. But, if you want a more elegant party, classical jazz will work better. Also, consider the people who are coming to the party. Are they rock and roll fans? If so, happy hardcore or gangster rap isn’t going to hit the brief. A good tip is to create a playlist rather than use one on Spotify. That way, the music will be tailored to the party.
It’s a party, so there won’t be enough seats for everyone to sit down. Plus, standing up makes it appear as if the event is busier and livelier. Still, you need enough seating options to give people the option. Also, don’t forget that some of your guests might not be able to stand up for long periods of time. If you want to go all out, you can buy new Bridgman garden furniture or any manufacturer of your choosing. This is expensive, but it will save you money and hassle if you plan on throwing more garden parties. Otherwise, ask friends and family members if they have any chairs they can spare for a night.
No party is complete without food and beverages. With that in mind, buy enough drinks to last the duration. And, don’t just stock up on alcohol. Yes, beer is an essential ingredient, but so are soft drinks. For food, get plenty of cheap meat and throw it on the BBQ. Along with some salad and a couple of desserts, it should fill a hole.
And there you have it – your guide to the ultimate summer garden party.