There is no better way to get together with friends and family than with a garden party! Outdoor parties are a wonderful way to entertain your guests while creating lasting memories. When planning your party, choose a theme that is fresh and exciting, and preferably one that could not be undertaken indoors.
There are professional event planners available to take care of all of the details, such as furniture rental, tenting, and decor.
The comfort and enjoyment of your guests must come first, and there are several unique considerations when planning an outdoor event. While we always hope for the best, accommodations for inclement weather must be at the forefront of planning.
Tenting and heat lamps will ensure for their physical comfort, and an added touch is to include flooring.
Be Thoughtful of Your Guests
Women in high heels will appreciate your thoughtfulness when they are enjoying the open air without sinking into your lawn! Proper dancefloors that create a safe and useful surface may also be rented for the big day.
Once you have decided upon a theme and decor, turn your attention to the menu. If you have the meal catered it will leave you more time to spend with your guests, and will also relieve quite a lot of stress!
Opt for food choices that are at least somewhat tied to your overall theme, and consider having a few offerings for those with dietary restrictions. With your event planning team, decide if the event is best suited for heavy, passed hor d'oeuvres, buffet food stations, or a seated, served meal.
The wine list will also need to be chosen with consideration of the food that is to be served. Consider placing bottles of both red and white wine at each table, and if guests will be mingling whilst they eat, be certain to have a sufficient number of servers on hand.
If you will be serving cocktails in addition to wine, decide if there will be a stand-alone bar set up for guests, or if serving drinks will also wall to the wait staff.
A professional bartender is always a nice touch at any party. If you do choose an option other than a seated meal, be certain to have enough tables and seating for those guests that will prefer not to stand while they eat. Your party planning professional can advise you as to the adequate amount of necessary seating, along with the appropriate mix of tables and chairs.
With careful planning, and a great guest list, you are certain to have a memorable occasion that your friends and family are sure to enjoy. Outdoor garden parties are wonderful in their flexibility to be a fun and casual affair, to events that are more formal and structured.
If you keep the enjoyment of your guests as the top priority you will be sure to host an event to remember!