Garden Party Ideas

Hosting 101: Summer Garden Party Ideas

Once you’ve perfected your outdoor space, you want to show it off right? Hosting a summer soiree can be a great way to flaunt your new furniture and rack up some compliments on your expertly designed patio. We’re taking inspiration from our favorite bloggers to bring you the best roundup of summer garden party ideas to try at your next backyard bash. Whether you try one or try them all, these unique DIYs are sure to be just a big of a hit as your new outdoor furniture at your next garden party.

Summer Garden Party Ideas: Appetizers

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Frozen Watermelon Pops: When it comes to appetizers, think outside the box with inventive single serving size snacks. Last summer we were obsessed with rainbow fruit skewers but this summer we’re trying this recipe for frozen watermelon pops from Brit + Co. Easy to prepare, these “popsicles” are a mess-free way to enjoy summer fruits.

Summer Garden Party Ideas Beer Wheelbarrow

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Beer Wheelbarrows: For large garden parties it can be easier to serve drinks out of large containers but bulky coolers can be such an eyesore. Ditch the coolers this summer and opt for inventive containers like vintage aluminum tins or wheelbarrows (above). Jazz up your drink display with a hand-painted or drawn chalkboard sign.

Garden Party Ideas Party Favors

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Plant Party Favors: Yes, we’re talking about party favors. We’re a bit old fashioned at times when it comes to hosting and believe that every amazing party ends with an amazing party favor. We love these mini succulent party favors from Style Me Pretty because they are still thoughtful and personal without breaking the bank! Not a fan of succulents? You can achieve this same look with flowers or other plants.

Summer Garden Party Ideas Edible Flower Ice Cubes

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Edible Flower Ice Cubes: It’s typically the small touches that go a long way to making a party memorable. One of our favorite garden party ideas is to get creative with your ice cubes. Ice is generally overlooked so your guests won’t be able to help from smiling when they see these adorable flower ice cubes from The View From Great Island floating in their glass.

Garden Party Ideas DIY String Lights

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DIY String Lights: String lights add an amazing ambiance to any outdoor party but they can get expensive, especially if you are stringing them over a large patio. One of our favorite budget-friendly garden party ideas is this string lights DIY from The Surznick Common Room. Easily combine ping pong balls and Christmas lights for instant string lights!

Garden Party Ideas Drink Dispensers

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Drink Stations: If your going to serve cocktails or punch at your garden party, why not make the presentation as pretty as possible? The pros at Pretty My Party can show you how to create stunning drink displays using mason jars, drink dispensers, and finishing touches like fresh fruit and decorative straws.

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