Hosting an event for friends or family can be a daunting task, especially if it’s at your own home. From making sure you’ve catered to everyone’s dietary requirements, to choosing a theme that will suit everyone and preparing for any eventualities, hosting a party can be stressful. A garden party offers a great way to get everyone together without rearranging inside your home, and it’s an especially relaxing way to host guests in the summer. Here are our top four ideas for hosting a stylish garden party that will leave your guests with amazing memories.
Create the Perfect Table
Central to a stylish garden party is the perfect table. From the colors and decoration to the way the table works with the overall theme of the party, this is a crucial part to get right. Whether it’s an opulent, upmarket style that you’re after, or you’re going for a more casual, boho vibe, there are different decorations and accessories that will suit your theme. You can find plenty of outdoor table decorating ideas online that will help you to design the perfect setup for your guests. You can try different color palettes too, to make it work perfectly with your space and theme. It’s worth trying some different palettes to see what will suit your space, and what you feel best fits your theme.
Set Up a Coffee Bar
One of the more creative, but easiest ways to impress your guests with a stylish garden party is to set up a coffee bar. This is always a hit, whether it’s throughout the evening or for winding down after dinner. What’s more, there are plenty of options for fantastic coffee from around the world that can introduce your guests to a world of wonder. One of the those growing quickly in popularity is Kopi Luwak, also known as civet coffee. But if you’re asking what civet coffee is, then you’re probably not alone. This coffee originates from Indonesia and is produced by the civet cats that digest coffee cherries there, before the beans ferment in the civet’s digestive tract. Once they have passed through their system, the coffee beans are cleaned and treated for human consumption. As the cats only choose the ripest cherries, these coffee beans produce a milder but delicious coffee that is sure to wow your guests!
Have a Photo Booth
In this day and age, it’s almost certain that guests at your garden party will have a camera phone of some kind for those selfies and videos. But why not encourage this photography in a dedicated area that is crafted perfectly for the best shots? A photo booth is the best answer to those wishing to keep memories of your event, and you can set it up with a beautiful backdrop, such as a flower wall or tapestry, to go with the theme of your garden party. An outdoor photography light is also a great addition to a photo booth to help people take those perfect selfies! For more entertaining pictures, you could introduce different props like silly hats or funny accessories to get people laughing and capture memories to really treasure.
Choose the Right Music
Finally, one of the most commonly overlooked steps, but also one of the most important, is making sure you’ve chosen the right music for your garden party. If you’re going for a relaxing, boho theme, the last thing you want is blaring music with a heavy base. Plan your music in advance, and if possible, try to prepare a playlist which you can have ready, so there aren’t any unexpected surprises. Luckily, there are some guides available around how to choose the right music for your party, so you can use these as a starting point if you need to.
By keeping these ideas in mind when hosting your event, you can make sure that your garden party is stylish, fun and leaves a great impact on your guests. As well as making sure your decorations and music fit the theme, extra activities like a civet coffee bar or photo booth can really improve the experience and make for great memories, without being too much extra work or energy expenditure in their setup. If you follow these top tips, you can’t go wrong in creating the perfect party.