How to Create the Ultimate Garden for Parties
July is just around the corner and with it comes the promise of better weather, barbecues and garden parties. The only issue might be whether your garden is in the right state to host. Many of us will want to make the most of the good weather – especially since we’ve not been able to get away on holiday – so why not sort the garden out and get ready to spend quality time with family or friends?
This month we’ll take your through our step-by-step guide to help you create the ultimate garden for parties.
Tidy & Spruce The Garden
If you’re having guests over you want your garden to look its best. Those without a green finger may struggle, but it’s worth it, in the end, to carry out the following garden chores to ensure you have a pristine party area:
- Trim hedges and prune plants
- Mow the lawn (and tidy edges of the lawn)
- Wash or sweep your patio or decking area
Set Up Your Outdoor Furniture
Even if you plan on dancing into the wee small hours, it’s good to have comfortable seating areas for sitting, sunbathing or for cosying up in front of a fire. If you’ve already got tables, chairs and loungers for your garden then simply give them a good clean beforehand, but don’t worry if you haven’t got any – you can always take our budget-friendly tip and create some makeshift, rustic furniture from old wooden pallets.
Heat Things Up With An Outdoor Fire
The best parties can last all day and carry on even when the sun goes down. To make sure you throw a party people remember for years to come, keep things comfortable with heating at the ready for when the temperature drops. Fires are also a great centrepiece, with the orange flames providing an atmospheric glow when the sunlight wanes.
There are plenty of options to choose from your outdoor fireplaces, from gas fireplaces to bio ethanol fires. Fireplaces don’t have to be brutish these days either, with different styles and models available to help you create the perfect atmosphere in your own back garden.
Let There Be Light
Twilight offers the perfect chance to up the ambience. If you’ve got fairy lights or solar-powered lights which you can dot around the garden, you can keep the party atmosphere going.
Don’t forget that your outdoor fireplace can also offer lighting for guests, with flickering flames creating the cosy, campfire vibes to enjoy long into the night.
Food & Drink
It’s not really a party without some food and drink. Depending on your guests, you can tailor these elements, going from snacks and finger foods to more filling things like burgers and hotdogs if you’re bringing out the barbecue, too. For show-stopping food, why not invest in an outdoor pizza oven and guests can top their own!
For drinks, make sure you have a cooler handy which guests can dip into without having to traipse in and out of your home. You can keep this topped up or set up a makeshift bar in any accessible outbuilding like a shed or garage.
Just make sure you have some bins around to help keep things tidy, with a separate bin for bottles and cans to make your recycling easier.
Music to Your Ears
Or to your guests’ ears to be more precise. The one thing which ties a party together is the music. You’ll want to keep the party vibes varied to suit all tastes so we suggest creating your own playlist, but keep in mind your party could be going all day and night, so have something for dancing in the daytime and something more chilled out for the evening when things are winding down. To get you started, here are some party playlist to suit any garden party vibes:
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