Garden Party Themes
Begin by selecting one of many garden party themes. Be inspired by the flowers, vegetables and plants that grow in your garden. Select a complimentary color for your party theme that will work with your garden surroundings. If you don’t have a garden to throw a party in you can purchase cut flowers for the tables, potted flowers and plants in various height around the area creating a garden atmosphere without having a garden. Part of your party theme is creating a menu to compliment the garden setting. If you are having a vegetable garden harvesting party then vegetables as a main dish would be perfect for your menu. If you were surrounded by an English garden then perhaps tea and scones and small sandwiches, finger food would be appropriate. Once you have chosen your garden party theme and menu your next step is to create a guest list and order some garden party invitations which you will want to send out three weeks prior to the garden party. This will give your invited guests time to respond and it will help you determine how many seats you will need, how much food to have available, as well as how many parting gifts or garden party favors you will give.
Garden Party Invitations
There is an endless selection of garden party invitations to compliment any garden party theme. The garden party invitations below are available to personalize online instantly. Simply replace the text on them with your own garden party information and you can see what it will look like on screen right away. It’s very easy to do and you can even contact any of the designers if you would like a color change or something designed that will fit your garden party decor.
Garden Party Ideas And Tips
Have a plan B in case the weather is not in favor of an outdoor garden party. If that means a rain date or a tent large enough to cover the area or moving the party inside if that is an option. If you plan to have your garden party catered or need to rent equipment for the day be sure to place your order and schedule the staff at the same recommended time that you are sending out your invitations (three weeks in advance). Make sure you follow up with anyone you have hired or will rent from a week before your event to clear up any questions and remind those involved the date, place and time to set up. Make sure everything is clean and neat from the garden itself to the outdoor furniture, table settings and any outdoor appliances. Be sure everything you need for the party is in working order several days prior and check again the morning of.
Garden Party Favor Stickers or Envelope Seals
These beautiful stickers may be used on favor gifts or to seal your garden party invitation envelopes.
Garden Party Decorations
Purchase your garden party decorations a few weeks in advance and even longer if you are ordering them for delivery to be sure they arrive at your residence in time. If the weather permits decorating your garden party the day before will help you get a head start on the day of your party. Make sure anything light in weight isn’t blown away or damaged easily by wind. Hanging lanterns in glass and metal or paper lanterns from tree branches in various trees around your party area will add impact to the setting. Mason jars are popular to use in this method and may also be used as a vase for table center pieces for fresh cut flowers. White string lights on trees and bushes will add soft light for an early evening party. Candles in various sizes from tea lights to taper candles will come in handy for mood lighting in the early evening.
Floral And Butterfly Custom US Postage Stamps
A great way to decorate your garden party invitation envelopes by using custom postage.
Helping Your Guests Find The Location Of The Garden Party
It’s important that your guests know where they are going and how to get there. Even with GPS technology some locations are still off by a neighbor or two and even worse.
Suggestion would be to include a directions enclosure card with your invitations and or yard signs near the road of the location the event will be held. Even when your guests
have parked and stepped out of their vehicles it’s nice to be lead by proper signage if the garden party is held behind your house and your guests are to walk around a certain way
so they are not ringing the front door bell while you are out back watching the grill. If your party is held at a public location like a public garden, it’s important to have visual guidance
with signs or hired staff to give directions to the location.
Return Address Labels
Thanking Your Garden Party Guests
Mail your guests a personalized thank you note or thank you card. In it you can thank your guests for the food they contributed or a gift they brought for you. Simply thanking them
for attending your garden party is a meaningful gesture and will be appreciated by all. Below are some hand selected thank you cards by independent designers. They can be personalized
online and sent directly to you in the mail.
Thank You Cards
I hope you find these garden party planning tips simple to follow and that your next garden party will be an enjoyable one to plan.