Are you thinking about throwing a garden party this summer? If so, you’ll probably be giving careful thought to all the aspects of the party from settings to food/drink menus to mood music.
One of the first things to look at is the size of your garden and the number of guests that it could realistically hold. You might initially feel like throwing the invites wide open, only to later realize that space is a bit tight, so take the time to determine who you’d most like to attend and work from there until you’ve reached a reasonable maximum. Once you’ve finalized the guest list, you can begin sending out invites to get a clear picture of expected attendance.
That will then offer a reliable guide to how much seating you’ll need and how much food and drink to prepare. It’s easy to splurge on food beforehand and then find that you’ve overcompensated, running the risk of being left with a lot of waste. If one or more of your expected guests are vegetarians, make sure you have a meat-free dining option for them to enjoy.
While it may be summer, it’s vital to prepare for the possibility of rain. You’ll hope, of course, that inclement weather won’t be an issue, but if you plan the party without making any provisions for rain, it could turn into an unpleasant evening for guests. A marquee or gazebo will help to keep any downpours at bay, while they also look classy for the occasion.
Here is an infographic from Crowe Sawmills on the most important things to consider when planning a garden party this summer!