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March 2013

Celebrate Spring With A Garden Party

By Designed 2B Sweet Inc. March 1, 2013 180 Views No comments

With Spring in full swing it's time to think about entertaining outdoors again. Hosting a garden party is an ideal way to break into outside an get-together. So get out your lawn furniture and spruce it up so that you can plan a garden party.

Food & Beverage

If you want to make it more of a barbecue, grill up the basics: hamburgers and hot dogs. Serve along with potato and macaroni salads and crisp coleslaw. If you want to add some sophistication you can plan for a variety of hot appetizers with a big salad. With that you can lay out a variety of cold cuts and breads. Fresh fruit will be appreciated. A carved watermelon filled with seasonal fruits will not only look great but taste even better. You will also want to have a few tempting desserts to accompany the coffee and tea.

For drinks you can stock up your liquor cabinet and have a full bar or serve just one or two signature drinks. You might consider making a fruity punch with a bit of a kick instead or stick to just red or white wine. If children will be attending, make sure you have plenty of soft drinks, juices and water.

Decorations

Candles are a great idea and we have a great selection that will fit the garden party theme perfectly. You may want to have hanging lights instead and we have those in stock as well. You'll want to have plenty of tables and chairs for guests to sit, chat and eat and we have plenty of tableware items from which to choose. We also have bubbles so that you can place a few bottles on the table and let the guests blow them into the wind.

Because it is a garden party you want people to think of flowers, plants and planting. You can provide guests with lollipops in the shape of butterflies, daisies, or long stemmed roses. They are as pretty as they are tasty. When guests are getting ready to leave, present them with a treat bag or box and fill it with seed packets. Choose from our Palm Tree Favor Box if you are going tropical and our English Garden Watering Can Box is ideal for this.

If you are worried about the weather and have no plans for a rain date, feel free to compare prices for outdoor canopies. Even if you don't use them it will give you peace of mind knowing you have them in case you need them.

A garden party is a lovely affair to have in the afternoon. Guests can come and go at their convenience and you can reacquaint yourself with neighbors and friends you've seen rarely during the colder months.