How to Host the Perfect Garden Room Party
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can make your outdoor space come alive. There’s no better way to show off your garden room than by hosting a party or two with friends and family. From selecting decorations to picking out entertainment, there’s lots that goes into hosting the ideal alfresco gathering. But don’t fret – here are some great ideas for theming the perfect party.
Create an Inviting Atmosphere
The first step in throwing a successful garden party is making sure that your guests feel welcome. The beauty about our garden room designs is that they connect seamlessly to your outside space. So it’s a great idea to ‘frame’ your garden room with outdoor tables and chairs so that your guests have somewhere comfortable to talk amongst themselves.
Take the owners of this striking Affinity pictured below who’ve carefully positioned their garden furniture at the foot of their garden room. The charcoal-black cushioning on the rattan furniture is cleverly accented with green to match the natural tones of this modern garden room design
Set the Mood with Decorations
When it comes to decorating for your outdoor space, don’t be afraid to go all out. Use vibrant pastel colours like pink, blue, and orange that evoke images of springtime blooms. Hang beautiful lanterns from trees or string lights along fences and walls to create a cosy atmosphere. For inspiration, we love how one of our customers, TV personality Binky Felstead, themed her garden room baby shower.
You can also use potted plants as decorations by placing them strategically around your outdoor space. Don’t forget about comfy seating like benches and chairs, so everyone has somewhere to relax.
Create Seasonal Food and Drink
Your guests will love indulging in some delicious seasonal treats. For your garden room party menu, stick with light snacks such as fruits, sandwiches, chips and dips, etc., rather than heavy dishes that require lots of preparation. You can also opt for finger foods that can easily be served buffet-style so everyone can just grab what they want without having to wait around too long. Don’t forget about drinks either—set up an ice bucket filled with drinks for guests who need something cold on hand throughout the day.
Theme your Garden Room Party
Garden parties are a great way to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family. But if you want your garden party to stand out, you could give it a theme. Popular ideas include movie-themed parties, tea parties, and of course, the classic summertime barbecue. Whichever you choose, be sure to keep it fun and light-hearted. For a little inspiration, here are three relatively simple, yet memorable themes you could choose.
For something low-key, you could host a movie night from your garden room. All you need is a projector, a white wall (you’ll have plenty of these in your garden room), some comfy seating and a great film. You could even set up a food stall with snacks and drinks, making it feel like you’re in an old-school drive-in movie theatre. Your guests will love this unique twist on a classic night out!
Every year, the owners of this fabulous 8.6m x 3.2m Belle garden room (in Emmerson Grey) invite family and friends over for movie nights.
Garden Tea Party
For something elegant yet still casual, consider hosting a garden tea party. Set out some fancy tea sets and let guests choose from various types of teas such as green tea or herbal infusions. Serve scones with clotted cream and jam for a very British affair. If you really want to go all out, you could hire someone to play live music in the background.
Hosting a cocktail-tasting party is the perfect way to bring fun and adventure to your next garden room party. It’s a great way to get people talking and engaged in conversation. Try out different alcohols, herbs, fruits, vegetables, and spices that make unexpected flavour combinations. It also gives your guests an opportunity to be creative, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a bar in your garden room.
Get the party started by preparing traditional drinks or non-alcoholic recipes and invite your guests to step into the role of a mixologist. Set up separate tables where drinks can be sampled and compared in a relaxed atmosphere.
No matter how old your guests are, make sure you have plenty of activities on hand so everyone can join in. Set up lawn games and provide enough equipment so people can play in teams if they wish. And if you have little ones running around, enlist their help decorating flower pots with paint pens and markers—they’ll absolutely love being creative and have something to take home.
Don’t Forget Yourself
With these tips in mind, you should have no trouble planning the perfect garden room party. Choose a great location with plenty of space for your guests; set up decorations; serve light snacks; provide plenty of refreshments; and most importantly—have fun. A successful outdoor gathering depends on how much love and care goes into it—so make sure you take time to enjoy yourself too!
It’s not too late for a Spring date
If you haven’t ordered your garden room, there’s still time. With 7 completely different, yet equally stunning garden room ranges to choose from, we recommend downloading a copy of our brochure first. It’ll give you all the information you need to get creating. And once you’re ready, you can hop on to our SMART garden room configurator to design your very own outdoor party room – it’s so simple, you’ll love it!