You’ll want to spend as much time outside as possible in the heat of summer. When it comes to enjoying the crisp air in the fall, nothing beats snuggling up around a fire with friends. Garden party decor may be made to work for (almost!) any time of year or available space.
We’ve gathered our finest garden party ideas for every style of celebration, from personal moments to family extravaganzas.
Party Decoration Ideas
A few phone calls and a fast trip to the shop may be all that is required for a casual or impromptu gathering. If, on the other hand, your garden party is a little more serious and you are known for throwing amazing parties, you should plan beforehand.
For my garden party, I selected an outdoor location. Is it big enough to hold the number of guests you want? Is it protected from the elements?
So that my garden is party-ready, add more flowers, seeds, or containers. I also choose a color scheme for my tablescape and outdoor decor.
Create a menu for yourself. Is there anyone here who suffers from dietary sensitivities? What are the greatest fruits and vegetables to eat during this season? Is it alcoholic beverages, cocktails, or mocktails that you’ll be serving?
I choose and transport patio or outdoor furniture sets, tables, and chairs to the place where my party will be held.
I plan my tablescape and either assemble or purchase everything I’ll need.
Please don’t bake! If you’re short on time, don’t bake. Focus on other components of the gathering while you present your store-bought snacks as beautifully as possible.
Don’t add to your stress by designing a menu that your kitchen won’t be able to handle. The majority of kitchens have limitations. Will huge platters of cold sandwiches, drinks, or hors d’oeuvres fit in your refrigerator? Is a food warmer necessary if your oven is small?
Reduce your menu, serve a variety of hot and warm items, and prepare some dishes ahead of time – freezing if necessary – to avoid a kitchen crunch. Cleaning out your refrigerator and removing products that may be stored in your pantry will help you reclaim refrigerator space.
Shop in stages to maintain your sanity. To save money and time, buy non-perishables early and separate your shopping by store. To save even more money, get beverages from your local beverage warehouse. This is where having a plan comes in handy.
Take a look at your menu. Check out what can be made ahead of time, frozen, and reheated. Reduce your workload so that you can enjoy your party and aren’t fatigued when the doorbell rings.
Please do not clean! If you don’t have time, cleaning your entire house before a garden party is insane. First and foremost, clean the rooms that your visitors will view and use. The bathroom is the one location where you should spend some time scrubbing. It’s the space where guests first assess the cleanliness of the entire house. Remove everything junk, including bathrobes, and make sure the area is immaculate.
Check out your home and outside space during your garden party. Empty dishes must be removed. Rearrange and replace food as needed to keep it looking fresh and enticing.
If you’re sending out invitations, keep in mind that the invitation you choose sets the tone for the celebration. Send them out a month before the event.
There are many ready-made invitations available at stationery stores to personalize (or gain ideas!). For more casual or last-minute events, online invitations are ideal. If you prefer to make your own, good quality card material that has been simply printed or ornamented would suffice.
FYI, every templates in our site are coming for free and can be customized using your laptop, desktop and even through your smartphone.
How to Download
- What you need to do is click (left-click) the preview image.
- You should see a new page popped-up in your display, then you need to “right-click” the image and select “Save image as”
- Locate the destination folder, or just leave it as it is. Then “Enter” to start the download process.
Please note this, all files/materials have been included in that package, so once it’s finished, you are able to customize it right away.
With a classic garden party, you can enjoy wonderful weather and even better people. With these garden party meals, make sure there are plenty of refreshments to go around.
Cinnamon Roll Macarons
These macarons are a fall and winter staple for me. Inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a cold or snowy day. These pair well with a mug of tea, and can be eaten as a dessert or just a snack. Other fillings would taste great with this—including custard, mousse, ganache or other buttercream.
Fruit and Cheese Board
Who says cheese and sausage get to have all the fun? Make this fruit charcuterie board a party go-to with any that are in season.
Smoked Pimiento Cheese Crostini
Pimiento cheese has long been a favorite in our family, so these bite-sized appetizers are a treat! I add Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce to give them a little kick. Caramelized onions create another layer of flavor. You can make the cheese and onions three to five days in advance; they store well. If you need to save time, you can use premade jalapeno pimento cheese.
The best way to cool down on a warm day is with a chilled fruit salad. Serve this one for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Yogurt and coconut milk make the creamy dressing even more decadent. Wait until just before serving to garnish the salad. Otherwise the toasted coconut will get soggy.
No matter what time of year it is or how big your outside space is, the garden party ideas above will transform it into an appealing space for entertaining.
We have plenty of garden party ideas to help you organize a party your guests will remember for months, whether it’s all about the barbeque, gathering around an open fire, or simply enjoying a cup of tea with a few of friends in a beautiful setting.