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Planning The Perfect Summer Garden Party

There is nothing better in the summer months than stocking up on beer, grabbing the barbecue from the shed, and having people round for the day. Organizing a summer party in the garden can be for any occasion whether it’s a football final, anniversary, or just because – and a lot of things come together to make the perfect day. 

Here are some of the things you can consider planning to pull off the best summer party you possibly can this year. 

Get creative with decor 

Depending on the occasion, you might want to bring out some balloons and flowers and bunting for the big day and spread them around the garden for everyone to enjoy. Here’s where you can really allow those creative juices to flow and have fun coming up with some stunning decoration ideas for your outdoor party. Use Pinterest to give you some extra inspiration and have fun making your garden look great. 

Make food ahead of time 

One of the best things you can do for your stress levels ahead of a summer party is to plan and make some food ahead of time. Salads and desserts can be made a day or two in advance and left in the fridge – and will make your life much easier when you come to plan the day. Here’s a simple fresh salad idea that works perfectly for your summer do:

Fresh Feta Salad


  • 200g mixed leaves
  • 2 large beef tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber 
  • 1 block feta 
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 
  • 1 tsp pesto
  • 1 tsp oregano
  1. In a mason jar or tub with a lid – add your olive oil, red wine vinegar, pesto, and oregano and shake until mixed. 
  2. Chop your tomato, cucumber, and feta into cubes and slice onion thinly. 
  3. Assemble in a bowl and toss the dressing over the coat everything. Season to taste. 

Get a photographer 

If your party is for a special occasion such as an engagement or an anniversary – you can look for a photographer such as wedding photographers near me and capture the day in its glory. This will be a really nice touch to make the day special and it will ensure that no one ever forgets about the party or the celebrations. 

Hire a pool 

If there are kids coming to your party, one brilliant idea if you have a large garden is to hire a pool and have it at the back of the garden. On a summer’s day, there is nothing better than jumping into a pool and playing around. It will keep the kids happy and occupied but will also make the party feel more casual and lively. 

Make a playlist 

Once you set up your speakers for the afternoon, make sure to also create a playlist that will last for a fair few hours to help keep the atmosphere going as long as you can. Plus, you don’t want to have to go and pick new songs every 30 minutes so this will take the stress off. 

*Collaborative post