How to Plan a Successful Garden Party

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If you’re planning your first garden party you may be excited and apprehensive at the same time. Planning a successful garden party may be challenging but it is possible.

However, for you to have a great party you need to make a plan. Here is a look at how you can plan an unforgettable garden party.

Invite Your Guests

The first thing you need to do is decide who you will invite. Once you have your guest list in place you need to prepare invitations and send them out. 

You can send your invitations electronically or you can do them the old-fashioned way. The choice is yours. Make sure that your guests RSVP so that you know exactly who will be coming and plan accordingly.

Create a Party Budget

Deciding on the theme for the party is important as this will impact the budget. The theme can help to determine the dress code and how to decorate the garden. 

Since a garden party will be outdoors and bugs will be everywhere, you need to have some kind of planning in place to control them. You can have citronella candles burning or some other essential oil candle to repel bugs. 

As a courtesy to your guests, you could also have bug spray available so that they can spray their skin to keep the bugs at me.

To create the right budget you need to determine the type of food and drink that you will serve. For drinks, you can serve cocktails. All you need is a cocktail kit from Cocktail Porter to create amazing cocktails for your guests, right in your home.

Before deciding on what food to serve, ask your guests if any of them have any specific allergies that could affect what they can eat. This will help you get a better idea of what type of food to serve.

Decide on Entertainment 

Entertainment is a must for any garden party. You need to decide on the type of entertainment that will best suit your guests. Some types of entertainment are usually a hit. For example, having a karaoke night will be fun for most guests. 

Similarly, your guests may enjoy having an area designated for a dance floor. Board games are also hit at garden parties too.

Take a closer look at your guest list and then decide what you think they would enjoy based on what you know about them.

Get the Party Started

Now that you know exactly how to go about planning your garden party it’s time to take action to make your vision a reality. Be sure to send out your invites early so that people can prepare for your party.

Ask your guests what they can and cannot eat. You want to cater for everyone at your party. You also want to make sure that you are planning for entertainment so that your guests can have a fun time interacting with each other.

Once you get all of this right your garden party will be a success.

Sarah x

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