What to consider when planning a garden party

Are you planning to throw a garden party this summer season? You have decided on the guests and the food, but you are yet to decide on the location. How about your own backyard garden? Here are some things to consider while planning a party in your garden

Preparing the food

Food is one of the main attractions while considering a garden party. Barbecue is always a lucrative dish at an outdoor garden party and you can try out from a variety of options when it comes to preparing a barbecue. You can consider non vegetarian dishes like chicken and fish and grilled tomatoes, potatoes and carrots. Salads are also a great choice for an outdoor garden party. Try and keep the food fresh, light and seasonal as well. You can also try out local fruits

Planning on the decoration

If you want to decorate your garden party, then you can do so with the help of flowers, decorative leaves, potted herbs, greenery and succulents. Decorate the garden with long wooden tables with flowing garlands and family style dishes.

Cover the garden with a shade

If you are planning to host a party in the garden, then it is important to ensure that the garden is covered with a shade. There may be times when it might rain and this may play a spoilsport on your food as well as the decorations and the guests as well. Thus, cover the garden with a colorful shade or you can even hire some colorful big sized umbrellas where you can take cover in case there is a storm or heavy torrential rain.

Send invitation to guests two weeks in advance, plan out a particular theme for the party, serve dry food and drinks like lemonade and set up the table with floral arrangements. You can also arrange for entertainments for kids like jam sessions and poetry reading sessions in the garden party.

These are the various things that you should consider while planning a garden party in your backyard. You can take more ideas from Benton Arboriculture and make it as informal as you want.