Garden Party Ideas You Can Use All Year Round

This blog post has outdoor party ideas, party food, themed party and party decoration ideas that should have you enjoying the party as much as your guests. There are drinks and food recipes, decorating tips, how to assemble appetizers fast, why you shouldn't clean and what you definitely should.
Before you send an invite, bake one cake or cleaning the bathroom, work out how many guests your outdoor living spaces, gardens and patio furniture sets can comfortable fit – just as it is.
Then work out where additional seating, chairs and side tables to help seat and serve will come from and how you can decorate your garden, porch or patio.
Get your party planner cheat sheet, food and drink recipes, table setting ideas and more on the blog.
Old fashioned invites are still the best! Print them off at home, buy a pack or get some personalized. It really sets the tone for an event. People know whether to dress up, what time to arrive and what if there is a celebration..

Online invitations are becoming more popular.. but what do you prefer to receive?
Where in your garden will you have your party and do you have enough seating? Work this out from the beginning and everything else will fall into place.
Create a food or drink station where guests can help themselves or just make it easier on yourself. With everything close at hand, you won't be running in and out whenever you need a new glass. Remember to keep extra mop up towels close by for spills.
Creating a theme doesn't have to be gorilla suits and Hawaiian nights. It can be as simple as choosing and coordinating a color and style. Above pink is the color and a flower pattern is all this theme needs to carry it through to flowers, napkins and invitations.

Even these small choices makes your garden party stand out.
Use your best glasses and china for your guest.. empty the dining room coffers - from glassware to urns, make it a memorable party, your guests won't forget.. of course, if there are children around, you may want to rethink this!!
Fake flowers are not always popular - even great ones - but on a hot summer's day they are a great choice to mix in with your real blooms. They will stretch your budget further and still be standing at the end of the day... and perfume from the real flowers will help to disguise them.
Here's a simple design to add to your iced tea, cocktails or water! There are infused iced tea recipes - non-alcoholic and alcoholic - for you to try, if you don't have your own signature drink.
Adding flowers to your drinks bin makes it look more festive and hides those nasty paper labels that float in the water.
Christine - Decorated Life
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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Jul 14, 2014
    I would love to come to this party! Great ideas-especially love the drink bin with floating flowers and candles.