Simple ways to “wow” your guests this season.
You do not have to be a Martha Stewart homemaker to throw the perfect garden party, you just have to have some simple hacks that will leave your guests raving about what a great time they had. From the decor, to the food and playlist we have you covered.
Lets Talk About the Decor
There are a lot of blogs and websites that will tell you that you have to have a certain ‘aesthetic’ to appeal to coming trends. We at Gooddegg think that is a bunch of bologna. What makes you unique and different is what draws people to you in the first place and we think that your home decor should be reflective of that. When it comes to decor there are some rules of thumb that should apply though: durability and comfort. If you’re throwing a garden party you will want to obviously have a garden to host this soiree, but moreover you’re going to want to have comfortable and durable outdoor patio furniture to seat your guests. Our products can help you there. They’re tasteful, unique like you, and provide comfortable seating. With a throw pillow of your choosing, or some potted plants that you find particularly appealing, you’ll create a backyard garden patio that is reflective of your unique personality while inviting guests a comfortable place to rest.
Don’t underestimate the small details. When it comes to creating an aura of discussion and fun there are simple details that can help your garden party stand amongst the rest. Fairy lights, vintage vases with floating candles, and handmade name markers at the table can all set the tone for a relaxing night.
Prepare food that your guests will love. Many people suggest themes for garden parties that either incorporate a region, book, or decade that they find appealing. While those are certainly fun ideas you don’t always have to go above and beyond like that – unless you want to, of course.
Taking time to consider dietary habits of your guests will ensure that nobody will go hungry! So, think about allergies, diets, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options for your guests.
An open buffet style always seems to be a real crowd pleaser amongst guests and creates less of a sense of obligation to eat food that they may not enjoy, or are just too full for. While plated dinners are also a very elegant affair, we like to think of garden parties as more relaxed than your traditional elegant dinner.
Of course you’re going to need something to wash down your delicious food with. If you’re of age, there are plenty of yummy alcohol beverages that may go well. However, a healthier approach may also be infused juices. The basic premise of this is to take a base (such as lemonade) and infuse fruits with it to create a fruity, yummy drink that everyone can enjoy.
It is the little details that make everything just a tad more fun!
If you and your friends are the artistic type than a garden party is a beautiful opportunity to bust out your dusty guitars and make music together. If you’re more the talkative type, creating a playlist of soft jazz, classical music, and classical guitar really can set the mood for a garden party. Try to avoid lyrical words as they tend to be distracting to conversation. Keep it light, fun, and in the background.
Remember, your party is about celebrating life with your loved ones. Don’t take anything too seriously, and just have fun.