Summer is the time of year that we all spend much more time outside. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, and the appeal of the BBQ and a few drinks in the sun is overwhelming. However, one of the things that many of us like to do is invite friends and family around for a garden celebration. It could be that you have a birthday in the summer, an anniversary or a party for the kids. Whatever the reason, you may be wanting to throw the ultimate garden celebration. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you do it.
Prepare the garden
One of the first things to do would be to prepare the garden. It might be time to mow the lawn, sort out the flowerbeds and clean up the patio or decked area. Clearing away and fallen debris from trees and bushes and perhaps even planting a few colourful additions to the flowerbeds or pots. A little bit of attention and focus can go a long way.
You may want to think about decorations in your garden. Perhaps you want to hang some bunting or banners, add some balloons or a table cover for food and drink. It can be an ideal way to make the garden feel that little bit special.
Invest in new furniture
Depending on how many people you are inviting, you might need to think about investing in new furniture. There will be some great deals on garden furniture right now as we approach the summer months. You can also find some great pre-loved options on platforms like eBay or Gumtree.
Think about food and drinks
No garden gathering would be complete without food and drinks, and so it might be time to plan a little. It could be you host a BBQ or order in some picky treats like doughnuts, cakes, or sandwiches. A buffet or serving up food as and when it is ready are all great ways to feed your guests and keep them happy. It depends on what you are celebrating and how much effort you want to put into it. Having a good stock of drinks is also essential.
Plan for all weather
Of course, it is the UK, and so there are never any guarantees on the weather. So make sure that you plan for all weather. It might be that you get a gazebo so there is some shade and cover, or perhaps have larger umbrellas over tables. Blankets or an outdoor heater for the evening when the sun goes down might also be a good idea.
Garden games, entertainment, and things to do
Finally, think about entertainment, games, and things to do. This might be important if you have children attending as they can get bored easily. This could be specific garden games or even hiring a hot tub. Preparation is key when it comes to a garden celebration.
Hopefully, this will help you to plan the ultimate garden celebration this summer.