Come rain or shine, nothing beats garden parties throughout Spring and Summer. Whether you fancy a picnic or a quintessentially British tea party, it all comes down to creating a relaxing and inviting outdoor atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy. To help with your next soiree, we have put together a perfect garden party ideas guide – including tips and tricks on how to impress your guests, so you can be the host with the most.
Before you start:
Prior to creating your garden party set up, there are a few preparations to consider to ensure the smoothest process. A garden party must be good fun for the host, as well as the guests!
1. Safety first
Creating the outdoor space for your garden party may require some DIY. So, before you begin, we advise you to read our DIY Safety Tips guide and always recommend reading the manufacturer’s instructions for your power tools and furniture.
2. Clean your space
Take some time on the days leading up to your event to clean and tidy the outdoor space where you’ll be hosting your garden party. Sweep away any fallen leaves and debris, and deep clean your patio with a pressure washer. Make your life easier by opting for cordless garden power tools with the new Powerbase range.
3. Create a to-do and shopping list
Even the most experienced hosts need top-notch organisation. Whether its food and drink shopping, collecting garden party accessories or activity planning, create plenty of lists to keep track of where you’re at. Now that your space is prepped and ready to set up, check out these garden party ideas to inspire your perfect outdoor get-together.
Choose comfy outdoor furniture
When entertaining outdoors, you need to consider furniture options. No one wants to sit on itchy grass or eat from weather-beaten tables and chairs.
Consider creating an outdoor lounge with a large garden sofa and waterproof cushions, or opt for something more traditional like an outdoor dining set. Create a cosy garden party set up by adding furnishings like throws, outdoor mats and cushions. If you want to add a versatile yet stylish element to the area, a garden chair is the way to go.