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Planning A Garden Party

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 5, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Home and Garden, How To, Tips

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Planning on hosting a garden party to celebrate the arrival of warm weather? Summer is the perfect time for an outdoor party, and nothing is classier than a Garden party. Garden parties are the perfect get-together
for an afternoon with the girls, a lunch with the in-laws, or a formal sunset dinner.  Here are some ideas to make sure your party goes off without a hitch!

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Choosing a Location:

Naturally you’ll want to host your party in a location that has a garden suitable for entertaining. If you’re planning in advance, choose a spot where you know the flowers in the area will be in full bloom at the time of your party. Don’t plan too far in advance, however, because spring often brings unexpected rain and thunderstorms. An outdoor garden fountain is a great way to make your garden party even more extravagant. The trickling water will
be the perfect backdrop for some afternoon gossip amongst friends.

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Decorating:

An obvious decor staple for a garden party is flowers. Flowers in vases or planters are an obvious way to go, but you can also be creative! Place flowers in empty tea cans or light-bulbs (be sure to remove interior wires before filling with water!) Accessorize with candles; floating flower-shaped candles in glass containers are a great wow factor and reallymake a table glow in the evening. Add bohemian elements like antique birdcages, old books, and antique suitcases.

What to Eat and Drink:

Garden Parties are the perfect occasion for hors d’oeuvres, finger sandwiches, and individual desserts. I recommend raspberry tarts, cream puffs, macaroons, and rose petal scones. When it comes to beverages, it’s a
good idea to include a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at any party.

Lorina Lemonade is delicious sparkling beverage that comes in different flavors: pink lemonade, lemonade, blood orange, and pomegranate; the bottles are beautiful and make great table decor too! Tea is another serving option.

Alcoholic beverage options can include champagne, peach bellinis, mimosas. If you’re having your party at night, feel free to include several wine options.

What to Wear:

Garden Parties are the perfect occasion for pastel-colored dresses. Feminine dresses with ruffles, pleats, bows, and floral patterns are perfectly acceptable choices. Accessorize with a light sweater, sun hat, cute wedges, gloves, and classic jewelry like strands of pearls.

Garden Parties are the perfect way to exemplify your hosting skills with elegance and poise. Keep your party elegant by sending formal invitations, extravagant by choosing a beautiful location with a garden fountain, and flawless by paying attention to even the smallest of details.

Paige One writes a variety of articles, from topics ranging from fashion to fitness. Find garden fountains for your garden party and have a lovely time this summer.

One Response to Planning A Garden Party

  1. Erica says:

    Garden parties are especially nice for little girls birthdays. It’s fun for them and a great way to teach etiquette without them even knowing their learning it.

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