There can be absolutely no doubt that there’s something very special about holding a party that makes the most of your garden. Here’s your chance to impress guests and to host an event that’s informal and relaxed.
If you want to host a truly great party, then you need to remember that some degree of preparation will be necessary, if you want the event to be successful. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the associated lack of formality should mean that you don’t need to make much of an effort. Unfortunately, that sort of approach is unlikely to impress your guests.
When we talk about preparing for the event, what do we really mean? In some senses, there are similarities with hosting a party indoors. The basics still hold true and you’ll find that it’s absolutely vital that you should invite the right guests. Think about the way in which people are likely to mix.
It’s fair to say that selecting the right guests is a key component. If you have the right people present, then you’ll often find that other organisational issues can, to a large extent, be hidden from view. That being said, it’s also clear that guests will want to have enough to eat and drink.
You may well know all attendees well enough to ensure that you know about their dietary requirements. If not, it’s often wise to take the safest options. This may mean providing vegetarian dishes, just in case some guests refuse to eat meat. This doesn’t need to dominate your thinking, but it’s clearly important that people aren’t going hungry.
Consider the type of drinks that you’ll be providing too. Is there a question here about whether you’re expecting guests to bring their own drinks? The decision is very much in your hands, but it makes good sense to send out such details, together with the initial invites. You’ll find that it restricts the amount of possible confusion.
You also need to think about the weather. It’s one factor that can rarely be relied upon. You should look to consider a range of…