Your home is somewhere that you should be proud of, and it is also wonderful when your guests comment on the overall feel as well as individual design features. So when you host a party at your house, you only want to offer the best surroundings, service and experience. If you are planning to hold a garden party at your home this summer, why not use some of our tips to prepare your house for a high class event? It’ll certainly help to make it one to remember for both you and your guests…
Invest in a focal point
To create a truly luxurious look and feel to your garden party, you will want to invest in a focal point that draws in the eyes and interest of your attendees. There are quite a lot of options for this, and most depend on the theme of your party and the overall look of your garden space. A few ideas include a dazzling water feature, an oversized stone sculpture, or the technology lovers may appreciate a large outdoor TV area. Whatever you choose, just make sure it something that your guests won’t forget in a hurry.
Create a comfortable seating area
Throughout your event, your guests will mingle with various groups before moving onto others, and will also appreciate a bit of downtime to check their latest emails and messages on their phones. For that reason, you should attempt to create comfortable seating areas both indoors and out that work well as a social space, as well as more peaceful areas for those taking a time-out. Look at conservatories, patios, decking and seats amongst the trees and shrubs. To figure out what conservatory is right for you, head online to look at some options.
Ensure there are lots of available surfaces
Just like chairs, people are going to want to have access to tables and surfaces. Your guests will appreciate being able to put down their drink whilst they have a canapé to eat – it can be quite messy work trying to hold lots of items at once. In line with this, you should make it clear where people should put their empty glasses so you don’t end up with a messy looking party area.
Section off a food and drink area
Make sure that people know where they are going, so create signs to point people to the washroom or cloakroom. Having a separate area for the food is also ideal as it means that guests can speak freely without being interrupted by the noise coming from the catering team. In terms of food, you could look at having a ‘posh’ barbecue, a hog roast, Italian pizzas made in an outdoor stove, or simply sticking to traditional garden party nibbles. Whatever you choose, make sure to have a lot of champagne and sparkling water to hand.
Provide plenty of entertainment
Finally, don’t forget about the all-important entertainment as this is how people will remember your day. Book an award winning band, or hire a hot tub for the weekend. However you should always ensure to notify people if they need to bring along some swimwear as it can create awkward situations if you haven’t done your duty as host.