The spring is almost here and the best way to celebrate it is to organize a garden dinner party for your closest friends. There are a few things you have to consider when organizing a garden party, from food you’ll serve to your guest to drinks, setting and weather. In this text, we are going to help you organize a party and make it a night everyone will remember.
Food and drinks
First of all, when hosting a dinner party you have to create a menu that will suit everyone. Think about your friends’ favorite food, what they like to eat, what they don’t like to eat, or maybe if some of them have any food-related allergies. Your main goal is to prepare something quickly, but tasty and something that won’t cost you a lot of money if you are inviting a lot of people. For starters, you can make bruschetta with fresh tomato salsa. Who doesn’t love this Italian snack? Most importantly, you can make it with fresh ingredients from your own garden. Furthermore, you can serve asparagus soup or French onion soup, lamb cutlets with mint, chili and golden potatoes, and for dessert, you can choose between fruit tarts, cheesecake of chocolate cake. Making any of these recipes does not require a lot of your time, and they are all easy to prepare, so you don’t have to be a master chef.
The next thing on your to-to list when organizing a dinner party is to think about the beverages. You want your beverage menu to be diverse. You should include both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, everything from lemonade to martini. You can google recipes for different kinds of fruit alcoholic beverages such as Pina Colada, homemade Sangria, Cosmopolitan or something new and interesting like Firefly lemonade cocktail.
Okay, so you have planned everything regarding food and drinks. Now, let’s talk about the setting of your party. Since you are hosting this party in your backyard, here are some advice on how to decorate it. First and foremost, you will need a table and chairs, of course. Use your old, rustic table that has been sitting in your attic for years now. Arrange it with flowers and any other decorations you can think of. Add some fluffy and colorful cushions and blankets to your chairs to make the whole furniture more interesting and spring-like.
When organizing a garden party you should also think about the weather. Even if you watched the weather forecast and the weather person informed you that the night will be warm, we all know how the weather can change in a moment, and you should be prepared, just in case. You can use a fire pit if you have one installed in your garden, patio heaters, chimneys or 15-foot patio umbrella with air vents.
In addition, light up your backyard. You can again use your fire pit or string lights. If you have steps in your garden, light them up with candles or any other kind of light. This way you will ensure safety when walking down the stairs. Moreover, you can hang lanterns on low tree branches thus making your garden look charming.
To conclude, these are some of the basic things you have to think about when organizing a garden party. It may take a bit of your time to plan and arrange everything, but you can always ask one of your friends to help you. Choose the best weekend, check the weather, plan everything and have the best night of your life.