With the darkness of winter rapidly becoming a thing of the past, it’s time to make the most of the renewed energy boost you’re getting from the warmer, brighter days. So without further ado, dust off your party planner and your address book, and get together with friends and family to celebrate this glorious season. These great ideas are bound to whet your appetite for the real thing, and give you the urge to plan your spring garden parties today!
For anyone serious about hosting a larger social event, formal invitations are a must. Not only do they enable you to make plans forearmed with advance knowledge of your guest list, a well-chosen invitation sets the tone for the whole occasion. If your party is to have a theme or aim, the invitation provides the perfect opportunity for you to reveal it.
No spring party is complete without decorations. One especially beautiful seasonal theme is sakura, the Japanese cherry blossoms, which bloom and shed their petals en masse like confetti. Or to symbolise the joyful emergence of new life, decorate your party venue with colourful paper and fabric butterflies.
Influenced by the rising of the sap and perhaps a smidgeon of alcohol, your guests will appreciate some well-chosen music. This should of course be tailored to suit the tastes of your guest list: unless you know they’ll go down well, ‘edgy’ genres like metal or hip hop are best avoided. Book a DJ or band with a track record of providing the kind of musical accompaniment you’d like, be that a string quartet in the background or a full-on disco.
Party favours are a slightly controversial topic, but if they’re carefully selected they don’t have to break the bank. A little something for your guests to take home serves as a lovely memento of an enjoyable occasion, so let your imagination run riot. Pastel-coloured macaroons in tulip-decorated boxes and pretty soaps are the sort of ideas you should be aiming at.
Everybody knows that the best spring party is a garden party. The only trouble here is that the weather at this time of year is notoriously unpredictable. But when you hire a marquee, this isn’t even close to being a limiting factor: the range of structures and accessories available bring indoor standards of chic and comfort to any outdoor setting.
You might be surprised at what can be achieved with a marquee. Marquee Magic offer accommodation for events of all types and sizes. So there’s no excuse for you to wait a second longer: book your marquees and plan your spring garden parties today!