Preparing For A Summer Garden Party
With the nice weather ahead of the UK, it’s no surprise that for many, plans are starting to be put in place for outdoor entertaining, such as garden parties and BBQs.
Whether it’s a big blow out party or a more intimate gathering, enjoying a peaceful summers evening within your garden makes for a relaxing event. If your garden is your prime summer event space, you’re going to want to ensure that your garden is in tip top condition and is set to impress your guests.
UK’s premier retailer of quality garden and leisure buildings, GBC group explain their tips on the steps you can take to prepare for your summer garden party.
Neaten up your garden
Every garden has necessary tasks that, no matter how basic, need to be completed every so often in order to keep the space in good working condition. By simply keeping on top of those regular jobs such as lawn mowing, hedge trimming, and weeding, your garden will stay smart all year round and will be ready for any additional preening that you may want to undertake pre-party.
Prepare indoor space
Preparing a space within your home or allowing access to an outdoor building are great ways to cater to your guests and ensure a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The closest room to the garden within your house, your contemporary summerhouse or even your garden office can be temporarily transformed into a party space. Not only is this a great way to prepare a back up should the weather take a turn for the worst, it also provides extra space to hold supplies and additional seating for your guests.
It probably goes without saying that outdoor furniture is an absolute must for any garden party, you’re going to want your guests to have the option to sit down and mingle where possible. Make sure plenty of seating is available, plus an array of tables, so that there are multiple places for guests to rest their refreshments down. Of course, you’re also going to need some space to line up your spread of snacks, treats and drinks for everyone to indulge in, and garden furniture offers a great place to do this. It’s not essential for all of the furniture you utilise to be specifically made for the outdoors, it’s certainly not a rare event to spot a dining room table or chair dotted around an outdoor party!
Get the BBQ ready and waiting
If you haven’t welcomed the BBQ out from storage yet this year then it’s important to prepare the equipment well in advance to have the opportunity to give it a thorough clean and check it’s all in working order. The last thing you want to be doing is last minute rummaging through your shed to dig out the BBQ only to find out that it’s covered in rust, as this certainly won’t be too appetising for your guests come dinner time.
Decorate the garden
Whatever the reason for hosting your summer garden party, a touch of decoration around the garden will enhance everyone’s experience and create a fun and inviting atmosphere. Bunting, balloons and tablecloths are all great additions to your outdoor space, and if utilised well can add a touch of drama to your entertainment space.