Have you got an event to celebrate this summer? Whilst many look to hire out venues at a great expense, perhaps the best venue is right on your back door. Your garden design could well turn out to be the most suitable place to host a party, providing benefits that even the most expensive of halls and function rooms can’t.
Should you make the choice to host a garden party, thorough planning and preparation of your garden is crucial; after all failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
First of all it is of vital importance to create a welcoming feel to your garden, and this can be done not only through the appearance of the garden itself, but also the manner and layout of the seating you have provided for guests. Furniture itself should follow the design of your garden, providing an aesthetically pleasing contrast with brickwork, fences and surrounding plants. Yet at the same time planning should also be spent considering just where exactly to position the furniture. Whilst everyone tries to ensure that their garden feasts on sunlight for as long as possible, it is inevitable that some areas will shade prior to others, and therefore this should be considered when placing furniture for your guests to use.
Should you have prepared your garden throughout the early months of the year then it should be in pristine condition, perfect to host a summer party. Perhaps you avoided the cold mornings and endless hours spent outside, and therefore a tidy up is needed prior to hosting. It is not quite the same as a bedroom, where mess can be shuffled under the bed, a garden requires time and care when being cleared. Perhaps a patio has had leaves and debris blown upon it during the high winds, and things such as these need to be cleared, ahead of a garden party. A thorough clear up can also work to further return the original appearance of your garden design.
As well as ensuring that your garden is suitably prepared to provide a welcoming atmosphere to your guests, it is also important to consider how you will go about maintaining their comfort throughout the event. Whilst you may well be hosting during the height of summer, you can never count on the British Summer staying too long, and temperatures can begin to plummet of an evening rather quickly. Therefore, equipping your garden with an outdoor heater, or two, could prove extremely advantageous, and encourage your guests to stay and celebrate for longer.
As well as a lack of heat, another problem which can arise from hosting a party in your garden as day turns to night, is the loss of light. It is therefore important to consider ways in which to minimise the darkness in an area you could be celebrating in. Many garden designs are now beginning to incorporate lighting, as a way of adding a new dynamic to the appearance. Should your garden not already use lighting, it is extremely easy to purchase cheap lanterns which can offer an alternative dynamic to a day of celebration.