24 Jul

How to pull off the perfect garden party...

Posted 24/07/2015 by: Reeds Rains

The recent heat wave has got us thinking about parties, BBQ’s and outdoor entertaining. Summer has only just begun, and with the promise of more warm weather to come, take a look at our top tips and get planning your get together now.

The venue

Your garden offers the perfect venue for any outdoor gathering. There’s no limit to the things you can do to make it look like the perfect party venue and it doesn’t even have to cost a lot. Save old jars and turn these into candle holders, old tins can be used to hold cutlery, milk bottles can be used to hold flowers and old fabrics can be turned into bunting , take a look at our upcycling blog or Pinterest board for more ideas.

When it comes to seating you don’t even need expensive garden furniture. Scatter around some cushions and blankets or if you have some old pallets lying around these can easily be turned into seats.

Food and drink

BBQ, picnic or nibbles? The choices are endless but there are a few classics most people expect at an outdoor gathering.  For some more ideas take a look at our Pinterest board. 


Need to fill the time? You could set out some classic garden games such as croquet to keep guests entertained. If children are attending you could even let them build their own den or have one already built, all you need are a few old sheets! Lastly, if you have a projector you could even create your own outdoor cinema – we love these ideas here.