If you want to throw a simple and yet elegant party for your family and friends a garden party is the way to go. It’s a good idea for a meal like brunch where guests can enjoy some beautiful scenery and mingle and enjoy some light conversation. It’s a suitable way to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary or even a wedding reception. If you have a nice garden you can even have such an event in your home. If not you can rent out the lawn area of a hotel and have them prop up a tent where you can hold your function.
Plan out your seating arrangements
Have different varieties of seating arrangements so that your guests will find various spots they are comfortable in to have conversations. Regular wicker outdoor furniture in elegant colours like white and lined with soft cushioning will be ideal to make these seating arrangements with.
You can also get aninfrared sauna for your guests to add some variety to the seating arrangements enjoy the rich benefits of a steam room. In addition to that you can even have some tall tables at which guests can rest and enjoy some food while they walk around and mingle.
Plan out the food
The best food for a garden party is finger food. You can have these at a table or have waiters pass them around while guests enjoy the atmosphere. Have a variety of food planned so that they can get different dishes. If you are inviting a lot of people with a lot of different preferences when it comes to food, this way you can also make sure each one of your guests will have a dish they love.
Furthermore, advice your waiters not to serve all the dishes at once. Make sure you leave some time before each dish is brought out so that there will be something for the guests to try out throughout the party. Also make sure that plenty of refills are brought out in case a guest would like to get more of their preferred item.
Use minimal décor
A garden party will require minimal décor. If you can have it in a garden with plenty of plants that are in bloom I would suggest that you don’t use any décor at all. If not you can get a florist to make some flower arrangements for you. Anything beyond this will ruin the aesthetic of the garden. If you wish to, you can put up something small like fairy lights to add a bit of a whimsical effect.