Spring Garden Party Tips
Spring is almost here! So why not throw a garden party with family and friends to celebrate?
Throwing an outdoor spring garden party doesn’t have to be elaborate and over the top for people to have a good time. Below are some tips to make your planning effortless, yet yield impressive results.
1. Keep it simple
A roll of butcher paper or burlap can be laid out as a table runner, and is a quick and easy way to clean up. By keeping the table in neutral colours, you can look to hanging lanterns, plates, cutlery and napkins to provide a pop of colour for your setting.
Floating tea lights in mason jars are a pretty addition to an outdoor table, and are also a practical spring decoration. Different mixtures of essential oils such as lavender and lemon eucalyptus are frequently used as insect repellents as an alternative to harsh chemicals. Add drops (about 40 of each) into the jars, and places some lemon and lime slices at the bottom. Add a sprig of rosemary to your luminaries for a fragrant and effective way to keep the bugs away.
3. Mood lighting
Keep the party going into the evening by illuminating the the night in elegant lighting. String white Christmas lights around the yard, or hang mini lanterns over the table and throughout the trees. Tiki torches and additional mason jar luminaries can also be scattered on the outskirts of your party for extra lighting.
4. Ice cubes
Add some colour to your guests’ water glasses by making rose petal ice cubes. Place one or two (untreated) rose petals in each cube mold of a silicone ice cube tray, fill with distilled water and freeze for at least two hours. Make sure to use a silicone tray versus plain plastic, so that the cubes can be easily popped out and aren’t scratched in the process. You can also try adding other extras in the ice cubes such as sliced cucumbers, violets and rosemary.
Curating a playlist for your party will help to set the mood for the evening. Decide whether or not you’d prefer to have low key background music or songs that your guests will know and (most likely) sing along to, and go from there. Plan ahead and start making your playlist a week or two before, so that you can gradually add songs leading up to the event. Add enough songs to play over the duration of the night, so that your guests don’t end up hearing the same songs on loop. You can even create a collaborative Spotify playlist and share it with your guests so everyone can have a song they want to listen to at your party. Or alternatively, you can hire a DJ for the event, which Star Hire can provide.
6. Save drinks
Spare drinks and top them with cupcake liners to prevent bugs from flying into glasses. Straws can be stuck directly through each liner for a quick and easy solution to bug juice—but not the good kind.
7. Stay cool
Freeze water balloons to keep canned and bottled drinks cold. Fill them only to about the size of a baseball and spread them in a tin bucket, or colourful plastic tubs. It’s a decorative way to keep drinks stocked outside, and no one will have to delve into a bucket of melting ice water to find refreshments.
With Star Hire you can have a beautiful vintage inspired ice cream bike with supplied operator at your Spring garden party. Perfect for your guests to cool down, and gives that WOW factor to the party, and thus be memorable.
You can choose to fill the ice cream bike with your own packaged ice creams, or purchase some delicious gelato from us! We can supply a huge range of gelato flavours from premium dark chocolate, salted caramel to the more unique flavours such as kinder surprise and chocolate & peanut butter!
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