Colorful Summer Garden Party Ideas
With the weather warm, the days long and sunshine to burn, what’s a better way to appreciate the season then by taking your celebrations, or even dinners, out doors! Entertaining al fresco allows you to enjoy your hard earned gardens, enjoy the warm air or even just the view from the rooftops if you’re stuck in the city. After seeing this adorable garden terrace at the home of Tory Burch designed by Jonathon Adler I was so inspired to throw together few ideas myself for your summer garden party.
Here are my Top 5 Tips for your Summer Garden Party:
COLOR: Get playful by combining bright, bold colors. Get inspired by the flowers in season, the green grass, the warm sun and blue sky. Don’t be afraid to mix and match contrasting colors and patterns on dinnerware and textiles for an eclectic look.
REFRESHMENTS: Nothing says celebration like bubbles!!! And what’s better than bubbles than PINK BUBBLES!!?!? Nothing! After guests are treated to some brut rose or other nip, don’t forget to hydrate them with some non-alcoholic options as well like cucumber-lime infused sparkling water or sparkling lemonade.
FLOWERS: Even if your affair is in a gorgeous outdoor setting, don’t neglect putting few flowers on the table and catering tables themselves. Play with some more exotic looking flowers for a fun architectural punch such as fuchsias which have such an interesting shape to them!
FOOD: Whether it be a sit down affair or relaxed cocktail party, consider the service ahead of time. When al fresco, make dining simple for your guests such as pre-rolled up silverware and printed linens or create easily passed bites such some darling smoked salmon and cucumber tea sandwiches.
MUSIC: Nothing sets the mood of the affair like music so get playful and try out something fun like some French cafe tunes, Hotel Costes mixes or something else with some more character and style to it verses boring your guests with overplayed current hits.