Planning a Summer Garden Party? Three Must-Haves

Summer is here! If you are anything like us, you have been eagerly awaiting these couple of months and are excited to spend time with your family and friends as restrictions continue to be lifted. Following what has been an incredibly challenging year or so for us all, there is no doubt that you may be making plans for the summer. While you may still need to account for specific social distancing measures as we move into the summer months, you have found yourself in the right place at the right time.

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Detailed below are some of the must-have items in 2021 when planning the ultimate summer garden party. While some people out there may be planning another garden party to add to the books, there will undoubtedly be many others going through this process for the first time. 

Get your party planning notebook at the ready, and read on for some party inspiration! Come rain or shine; we feel confident you will find something applicable to your event right here. 


Garden Furniture

It goes without saying, but you will want any party guests and plus-ones who show up to be comfortable throughout your event. While there is nothing wrong with sitting on the floor, and many people will be okay with doing something like this, it will not give the best impression to your guests. You want to provide them with comfort while also offering an air of elegance and grandeur, for that is what garden parties are all about!

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Investing in some comfortable garden furniture for your garden party will be worth the effort. Not to mention, you will be able to use this garden furniture beyond the parameters of hosting a garden party. Warm summer evenings with family, friends and good food can be spent lounging on your new garden furniture, what more could you want!

At the same time, the furniture you are sitting on throughout your party is not the only thing that you should consider in your plans. This leads us to the next point. 


Food and Drink Options

For the most part, this might be the easiest part of planning for a garden party. Ensuring there is a range of options available is paramount but can be challenging when accounting for varying tastebuds. Add into the equation different dietary requirements, and this is undoubtedly one hell of a task you have in front of you. 

One way of tackling something like this is requesting that your guests inform you as early as possible of any dietary requirements or intolerances that you should be aware of. Knowing this information enables you to put measures in place, including separating foods from one another and getting more specific food items. 

Having snacks, sweets, and small nibbles are the ideal food choice for a garden party. There will be minimal preparation and mess to clear up at the end of the party as well. Naturally, when buying sweets for your guests, you will need to check any ingredients or additives to ensure they are suitable. None more so than when accommodating for any vegans or vegetarians at your party, for many sweets are not suitable!

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Exploring the vast range of options available to you when accommodating this type of thing, including that of vegetarian boxes from Sweet Hamper Company, ensures that your guests’ sweet cravings will be satisfied! 



While we do not doubt that the company of your family and friends will suffice as enough entertainment throughout your garden party, exploring other options out there will make sure that none of your guests feels bored! The last thing you want is for your guests to not be enjoying themselves. 

If you are hosting a garden party where children will be in attendance, consider investing in some garden games for them to play with. This will keep them occupied and out of harm's way while ensuring the adults get some time to themselves too!

On the other hand, if you are planning to host an adults-only garden party, consider what entertainment options you would like to use for this. Implement an outdoor speaker system and projector, which enables you to watch films or your favourite Netflix series or even listen to your favourite music while in the comfort of your garden.

Furthermore, you could also look into what drinking games are out there and explore this as an option as well. Just remember to be responsible and safe!


While this was a short but sweet piece detailing some of the must-haves for your upcoming garden party, we hope it has shed some light on what you could be considering as we head further into the summer months. One thing is for sure; we are incredibly excited to see what happens in the coming weeks and are praying for some sunny weather to go with it!