If you are planning to throw a party this summer but are also feeling a little bit of post lockdown anxiety with cases still very high, you might be feeling a little bit stuck and conflicted. One way that you can hold a gathering for family and friends, yet have a lot more safety is to hold a garden party. Being outside is a lot safer and as its summer and the weather is good it is the ideal time to be able to be outside and spend time together.
If you have no idea where to start or what you need to think about, here are a few ideas that will help you to plan your summer garden party…
Food – For food outdoors think about picnic style foods – this makes it a lot easier for you as a host. Sandwiches are always a classic that go down well and of course cakes are always good – particularly a Victoria sponge – make this with jam and buttercream, flavoured with vanilla extract.
Lighting – If you are going to be having a party that goes on into the evening you will need to think about lighting. Solar lights are perfect for a garden party, and candles are another great way to light the garden at night.
Games – If you are throwing a party with little ones in attendance then you will want to provide some entertainment. Simple garden games are perfectly fine, as well as sandpits and paddling pools.