Tips for Planning a Garden Party

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Tips for Planning a Garden Party
Hosting a garden party can be an incredibly fun and rewarding experience; getting everyone together to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening enjoying good food, drink and company in a lovely outdoor garden setting. Still, whether you’re planning the party for friends, family, colleagues or business associates, there are a few important items to consider in order to ensure your party goes off without a hitch.

Furnishings Before Food
While there is no doubt that the food and drink should be one of the focal points of any good garden party, most party planners recommend that the first thing you should focus on is the furniture. As soon as you’ve decided on a location, you’ll then need to make sure you’ve got enough chairs, tables and furniture to comfortably house all of your guests. In some cases, this means finding a company offering chair hires if the chosen venue cannot supply the furniture.

Plan for the Weather
Nothing can spoil an outdoor party like rain, wind and bad weather. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to look into marquee hires, as you and your guests will be happy for the shelter should the weather turn sour. Not only that, but a garden marquee also helps to add a touch to elegance to the party and ensures that all of your hard work and planning doesn’t go to waste due to Mother Nature.

Start Planning Long in Advance
No matter where you live, finding a company that rents out furniture or marquees for garden parties shouldn’t be much of an issue. However, if you decide to start planning only a few weeks before your party, you may find all of them reserved. During the busy months, many of these businesses have all of their party equipment rented out months in advance. So make sure you start planning early, set a date and get everything reserved far ahead of time, or else you may find yourself left out in the cold without a chair to sit on.

The Right Lighting Can Mean Everything
If the party will be going into the evening, it’s important to consider what type of lighting you will use to keep it from slowly dwindling down as the daylight fades away. Simple white string lights are one popular choice, as are torches, candles, lamps, etc. Just make sure to choose a type of lighting that fits with the style of the occasion.

Don’t Forget the Catering
If the party is more than just a few friends or family, you may want to consider hiring a caterer to help take care of the food and serving. After all, you don’t want to spend the day slaving away in the kitchen or the evening serving when you could be out enjoying the fruits of your planning with all the rest of the guests.

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