Host Your Own Summer Garden Party

The summer holidays are in full swing, and there's no better time than August, to host your own summer garden party. There are still a few more weeks to go until the summer holidays break up and the kids are back off to school, so it's the perfect timing of the year to gather everyone around for a garden party. There are a few things to think about when planning your own garden party and I've collected a few tips that will help you host your own garden party:

Location and Space
The first thing to think about is, where are you going to host your garden party? As it's a garden party, the back or front garden would be best, but some people don't have a garden, or not big enough space to host a gathering/party. If you do have a small garden or no garden at all then you could think about possibly hosting a garden party at a local community centre (if they have grounds), a local field (ask the owners permission) or a family/friends garden. 

This isn't really that important, but if you do want to go for a theme, there are so many to choose from. You can go all out summer party with bright colours, flowers and all. Or if you want something low-key but nice, pastel colours are soft and low-key.

You need to make sure there are enough chairs for everyone, as well as enough tables if you're serving food and some spare tables will be handy too. Having a gazebo will be handy to put up near the buffet food area, or if it's really hot, it'll be good to have a gazebo with some chair underneath for the people who don't want to be overexposed to the sun. The Gazebos for your garden will look fab and give that party an extra summer look.

Every party needs some music. You could book a DJ or if you have your own Bluetooth speakers or CD radio player in hand, it would most definitely make the party feel more alive. It also gives you less stress thinking about entertainment.

As well as music, it's always good to have some extra entertainment. Some party games, photo booths and if kids are attending, some paddling pools or kids games would be a huge bonus. It will most definitely make a party feel more fun and upbeat.

This could go with your theme. There are so many outdoor party decorations you can buy these days. They don't have to be expensive either. You don't have to go all out, but it will look nice with a few decoration bits around the gazebo, your walls and tables. Some banners, balloons and other party decorations will make it feel more like a party.

Food and Drinks
Of course, you need food and drinks at a party. You'll need to decide if you want to do a BBQ or a cold buffet. Or if you're feeling up to it, you could do both and have a mix of hot and cold food. There are so many different kinds of party foods to choose from and something to think about when you host your own garden party is to ask if anyone is vegan/vegetarian or has any allergies. This way you could cater to them too so no one is missing out. For your drinks, you could either decide to ask people to bring their own, or buy drinks from a wholsalers to cater for everyone.

* In collaboration with Garden Camping


  1. I'd love to host a summer garden party but unfortunately our garden is just too small. Thankfully we are hoping to move in the next few months. I'd love a big garden with a gazebo this time around.

  2. I'd love to host a summer garden party.I just love all your vintage touches, so many pretty, pretty things. What an awesome space to create it. Lovely. Thanks for sharing this amazing post. Read here for more information of Tall Chest of Drawers


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