Outdoors

5 key things to check before your next garden party

Whilst the summer may be over and winter is definitely approaching, now may be the perfect time to think about how you can spend summers with friends in the years to come. With 2020 being somewhat of a right off, now may be the perfect time to get the garden up together and ready to show off in the new year and beyond.

A few practical additions like a teak table and chair set or a new water feature could make some fantastic additions to your garden. In today’s blog, we break down 5 of the main things to check before your next garden party and some of the essential purchases to make in preparation from drinks to quality teak furniture.

  1. Make sure you have enough space

Okay, this one may sound obvious but you would be surprised by the number of people that throw a huge party without much consideration of whether they have enough space or not. Think about how many people you want to invite round and the space they will require in the garden. This will help you when planning.

  1. Make sure the guests have somewhere to sit!

If your guests have nowhere to sit, they are not going to be very happy at all. If you invest in a set of teak garden tables and chairs they will have somewhere they can not only sit but eat and drink too! This is a hallmark of a great party and if you buy good quality teak furniture it will come in useful for years to come.

  1. Creat ambience with some great music

Whilst a teak garden table set and chairs will add a plush feel, you also need to check you have great music before your next garden party. Think about who is coming and the type of music they are into. Try to get a mix of styles and genres so that everyone has a chance to dance and listen to some of their favourites.

  1. Ensure the drinks are sorted!

So you have plenty of space, the guests have settled into the teak garden table and chairs, and the music is roaring. What’s next? Time to sort the drinks! Make sure you check with all guests the type of beverage they want and try to get some ice buckets to keep everything cool, this can make all the difference on a hot day.

  1. Arrange some activities

Whilst eating and drinking are great activities themselves, perhaps some more alternative ones would also increase the fun levels of the party! Ball games are always good fun and if you have enough space they are perfect. If however you are not blessed with a huge amount of space outdoors perhaps some card games or a game of twister would be best. Activities will be a great way to get everyone up and out from the teak furniture and having fun!

Make sure you have a great time

When you are entertaining guests particularly in large numbers it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed with everything you have to do. Sort the food, drinks, decor, etc, and it can all feel too much. Try to enjoy yourself! Don’t take it too seriously and make sure you have a great time with your guests, this will help make sure they have a great time too. Having quality items like teak furniture will only be a big bonus!