6 Tips in Organising A Garden Dinner Party

If you have lovingly renovated your tired old garden back to its former glory, or even improved it beyond all recognition, it is time to show it off. There are a million reasons why you may want to hold your own garden party. It can be a stressful project though, and one you don’t want to get wrong.
With logical steps in planning, however, there is no reason why your garden party cannot be the talk of the town for years to come. Let’s take a look at the process of arranging your own garden dinner party.

Who to Invite
This is an important step. There may be friends or relatives you have forgotten about and haven’t heard from for years. They will, however, get to hear all about the party they were not invited to, through the grapevine. Make a list and check it twice, just like Santa does.

Invitation cards can be bought online or why not make your own? Most of us have a computer and printer. Blank cards are available in all good stationers or computer shops. Printing your own personalised design is a nice touch.

On the card, remember to include:

  • Date of the party.
  • Address where it is held.
  • Time of arrival.
  • Time the guests will eat.
  • Parking. You may not be able to park fifty cars in your street. On the back of the card, not down a suitable parking location.
  • Ask your potential guests to RSVP

Where will your guests eat? Trestle tables and seating can be hired for the occasion. You can find companies on the internet that provide this service. Your guests will also need protection from the blazing sun. Perhaps a marquee will be suitable for your occasion. There are some incredible designs available in the marquee range.
Before the meal though your guests will need to sit for drinks. Luxury garden furniture from Alexander Rose or many other retailers is perfect for this purpose.

Hire caters to provide the food. Will you have a buffet dinner or sit down meal? How about a hog roast? The quality of your food will be remembered for years to come so leave it to the professionals. Try to find a caterer that has been recommended to you by a friend or relative. If the food isn’t up to standard on the day, there is little you can do to remedy it. Contact the caterers a week before the event to remind them it is still planned. Ring them the day before, as well. Don’t give them the chance to forget.

A large selection of drinks is vital for your boozy guests. Erect a temporary bar in your garden and hire someone to serve. Have a fridge to keep the drinks cold. Ensure it is plugged into a safety cut off device.

The possibilities are endless. You may consider hiring an after dinner speaker or a juggler. Even something as simple as a  paddling pool will keep the children, and drunks amused for hours. If your budget can stretch to it, would you consider hiring some Its A Knockout equipment and letting the adults make fools of themselves? That would be an occasion long reminisced over.

Hopefully, you event will go off without a hitch, and you will be the talk of the neighbourhood. It is all down to your planning and meticulous preparation. So now it is time to give yourself a pat on the back and begin the clearing up. Oh, don’t worry about the credit card bill either, it was all worth it.

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