The warm weather and longer, lighter evenings provide us with even more opportunities for partying with our friends and family. However, after a long winter your garden may not be in the ideal condition to host guests. But don’t panic – follow these tips on how to prepare for your next party.
Whether you are having a birthday barbeque or celebrating an anniversary, make sure your garden is looking its best this summer. It is important to make sure that your garden is suitably prepared to provide a welcoming atmosphere to your guests.
Obviously… the Invites
To ensure your guests can make your party, send out invitations with a good notice period so they can save the date well in advance – these should be in-keeping with your theme or colour scheme.
Protect Your Lawn
The first thing arriving guests will notice is your lawn, so be sure to address any problems before they arrive! If you are worried about your grass during this garden event it is vital that you have ground protection to prevent this from happening – especially for a children’s party or even if you are having a summer wedding in your back garden! This is also perfect for playing party games that require a secure, even surface.
Soap and Water
Your garden furniture that has been in hibernation for the winter may need a spruce up. Simply, using a soft bristle brush and soapy water brush down your furniture and dry.
Ensure that your barbeque is clean and ready to use if you are having a barbeque lunch or dinner at your garden event.
Adorn Your Garden
Consider how many guests you have coming to your party, their ages and your reason for celebrating – this will help you to decide on the décor of your party that is fitting with your chosen colour scheme. Light and fresh pastel colours work well for summer – incorporating these colours into your centrepieces, table decorations, cutlery, flowers and even balloons can really emphasise your theme.