7 Essential Must Haves For Your Summer Garden Party | ad*

Wanting to throw a post-lockdown garden party? These garden party ideas will make sure yours is the best gathering of the summer.

With it slowly getting round to the warmer, summer months, and the news that lockdown could be ending soon in the future, it's the perfect time to get your garden ready for summer. Many of us are planning some parties and celebrations with our friends and family, to finally get together after such an uncertain and troubling year. I've compiled a list of additions you need to add to your summer garden party to ensure it's a hit!

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Fun Decorations
To make your summer garden party super fun and interesting, decorating your garden can be a great starting place for those really wanting to 'wow' their guests. Simple decoration ideas like colourful banners, balloon displays and painted wooden signposts can really bring your garden to life for your party. As well as this, if you really wanted to 'push the boat out', you could also set up a garden gazebo or marquee to really amaze your guests. The garden provides the ideal backdrop to ensure beautiful photos, especially when it's been decorated colourfully.

Barbeque and Buffet Tables
Is there anything better than getting the barbeque going on a lovely, warm summers day? Having your nearest and dearest round for some amazing grilled meats and vegetables, pastas, salads and little buffet snacks is the perfect way to have a gathering and spend your afternoon. You could also ask your guests to bring some of their favourite dishes and snacks, giving you the opportunity to try new foods and find some new favourites!

Homemade Cocktails and Drinks Bar
Alongside good food, you also need some ice cold drinks to go with it. For the adults, you could set up an ice cooler filled with your favourite alcoholic beverages or even make your own fruity cocktails to enjoy. For the kids, homemade icy slush puppies are an essential for a warm summers day!

Photobooth Hiring & Roaming Photography
Are you looking for something different at your event? No party is complete without a photo booth, especially one that guests of all ages can enjoy with making GIFs and Boomerangs. The Boomerang GIF photobooth provides a fun and interesting activity for all your guests to enjoy during your garden party. ! Similarly, you can leave a camera out and some fun props to encourage guests to snap away and take some amazing photographs to ensure you capture some special memories. For those who want instant photos, Roaming Photography could be something to consider. Giving you instant digital delivery and instant photo printing, you can view and share your photos in seconds. 

Outdoor Games & Activities
Summer is all about fun, and there's nothing better than relaxing outdoors in the sunshine and getting some fresh air. If you've got some younger guests at your summer party, outdoor games and fun activities could be what you need to keep them occupied, and far from any mischief. Whether you have a game of football, play hide and seek, or even set up an outdoor blow up swimming pool and sandpit area, there's so many options for these activities, you'll be having fun all day long!

Seated Picnic Areas
If you've spent lockdown renovating your outdoor space, and making it your dream garden, you'll definitely want to show it off to your guests. Having a relaxing area in the garden is best way to enjoy some of the glorious sunshine and soak up some rays. I'd opt for a cosy and cute picnic area with benches, and as well as this, I'd also set up lots of blankets and cushions on the grass for a really chilled vibe.

Evening Garden Lighting
If your garden party is planned to last all afternoon and into the evening, it's definitely worth researching into some outdoor garden lighting to help keep the warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are so many options for lighting depending on the vibe and ambience your party falls into. You could set up some cosy tealights and candles, or some cute and fun string fairy lights and paper lanterns, or even some garden floodlights if you want something a little brighter and more safe.

Are you planning any summer garden parties this year? What are your essential must-haves?

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