Cocktails Are Key
A fun way to pull your garden party together and really set the vibe is by going with a signature cocktail.
This can be anything you like, as long as it’s not too heavy. Some classic options include mojitos, margaritas, and sangria.
Providing a selection of white wines or rosés that are chilled, as well as light beers, is also a good idea to ensure you satisfy all of your guests’ tastes.
Lastly, don’t forget to have some non-alcoholic beverage options such as lemonade, iced tea, or infused water.
Don’t Skip The Decor
The most crucial factor that elevates summer garden parties from regular dinners is the decor.
When it comes to deciding on a color scheme, choose a bright and fresh color palette that resonates with the season, like pastels or floral patterns. If you are growing new blooms in your garden, you could even use their hues as inspiration.
As for table settings, you also want to add some elegance. But this doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.
Even just adding cloth napkins can raise the caliber of your dinner party, as well as fresh flowers either from the florist or picked from your own garden. Plus, you don’t need fine china. You could instead use some chic disposable plates that match your color scheme.
You’ll also want to pay attention to your dinner party’s intended start time and consider how late your guests will be staying. If you know they will be lingering after sunset, be sure to create an inviting atmosphere that doesn’t go totally dark.