Celebrating Spring: How to Host the Perfect Garden Party

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After dark early nights and cold frosty mornings, the promise of spring is in the air. Daffodils are budding, blossom is forming and the birds are returning to the trees. With your garden starting to bloom and the promise of more sunshine and warmer temperatures, spring is the perfect time to host a garden party. Whether this involves an intimate gathering of a few close friends or an altogether more fabulous soiree, the choice is really up to. Take some time to read through the following tips and make sure you host the perfect garden party.


Picking a theme for your garden party can be fun. If you prefer a simple affair, colour schemes are often a good idea. From pastels to intense bursts of colour, the choice is yours. Other ideas include a May Day celebration or even your own Madhatters Tea Party. Remember it really is up to you – the only limitation is your imagination.

Décor and Furniture

Now you have you have sorted out a theme, it’s time to consider your décor. First start by deciding where and how to place your furniture. Clustering tables and chairs is always a good idea as it encourages your guests to mingle. Next, think about decoration. Look out for items that match your theme, such as table covers, centrepieces and even serving ware. And don’t forget lighting. Hanging lanterns and string lights are simple but effective and Citronella candles will also help keep the bugs at bay. For a bit more drama, consider accent lighting and place it around any walkways or garden features.

Food and Drink

When deciding upon food for your party, the best tip is to keep it simple. A finger food buffet with lots of variety or a good old barbeque – both work well. And don’t forget the drinks. Water, iced tea and lemonade are good non-alcoholic options, whilst a refreshing cocktail like a Mojito or a cup of Pimms will also go down nicely.

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The one thing you can be sure of is that great British weather will always keep you guessing, often right up to the day of the garden party itself. Even on a sunny day, the heavens could open up. To get around this, think about hiring a small marquee. Not only will it provide shelter for your guests in the event of a rain, but should the sun get too hot it will be a perfect shady spot.

You are now all ready for your perfect garden party. To hire a marquee for your party, contact Marquee Magic today.