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Throwing a party is always fun – but especially when it is a garden party. With your garden, there are many things you can do to transform it into a beautiful party location. Just a few special items and thought-out finishing touches will turn your garden into something so magical that your guests will not want to leave. After reading about these wonderful accessories and the atmosphere they could create for you, your parties will never be the same again.
1. Low Voltage LED Light Net
Drape these sweet little lights over your hedges, trees or shrubs to create a magical and romantic effect, just like those created in the movies. If your garden doesn’t have greenery at hand, then hang them from your walls or fences, creating a relaxing atmosphere and calming ambience for your guests.
These lights are low voltage, so they will not be too bright and glaring, leading to soft lighting that will set the mood rather than blind anyone! White lights would be the perfect colour choice, because it is versatile and soothing, which is what you want for a relaxed garden party.
2. Mosaic Fire Pit
A mosaic fire pit is both practical and picturesque. This is a unique accessory that will make the atmosphere of your garden party absolutely amazing. You can use it as a table, which would show off the beautiful mosaic pattern, or you could use it as a fire pit, which would keep your guests warm and produce a shimmering fire. The fire pit also has a removable grill, which can be used as a barbecue.
3. Indian Garden Parasol
An Indian garden parasol is the perfect centrepiece for a garden party. The gorgeous details, combined with the beautiful colours, will make your garden look all the more special, while providing shade for your guests.
4. Good Quality Tablecloth
Buying a good quality tablecloth will help to make your garden party look beautiful. A good quality tablecloth improves the overall presentation, as it looks fresh, crisp and slick on top of the tables, displaying the food and drink. A colourful, enticing tablecloth can make your delicious buffet spread look even tastier!
Why not try a natural white table cloth? Or bright vibrant colours and patterns? Once you’ve got your theme, you can create a look which will captivate your guests and make your party a night to remember.
5. Vintage Style Glassware
Your party wouldn’t be complete without the necessary accessories to serve food and drink to your guests. Displays, glassware and serving utensils are the finishing touches that pull everything together, so consider using special items that are beautiful .
If you prefer products that are unique and colourful, yet with a classic twist, then how about vintage style glassware? A small number of vintage style goblets, dessert bowls and cake plates would be eye-catching additions to brighten up your tables.
These are just a small number of the accessories you could use to transform your garden into a stunning party location, with a magical atmosphere for all your guests to enjoy. Are there any accessories you would recommend? Share your thoughts below.
Shaniqua is a lifestyle blogger from London, who likes to write plays in her spare time. She enjoys planning and hosting parties and recommends Wipe Easy Tablecloths.
Over the past few years we’ve had some building work done on our house. Unfortunately it took longer than expected, so in the thousand years that the builder was with us I built up quite a stock of expectation about what I could do when the world righted itself. I also built up a stock of surplus household fittings for one reason or another. One of those was a large bath that had been relegated to the back garden due to it having a chip out of the side. A new one was delivered but we kept hold of the old one as I figured it would make a pretty good plant pot.
Then a little while ago one of my neighbours very kindly popped over with a load of strawberry plants. She’d planted them out and they’d run wild so she was trying to get rid of a few. I was over the moon and decided to plant them in the bath. I put the bath on a few bricks to raise it for drainage and then started to fill it with bits of masonry and bricks, polystyrene and compost, anything really that I could hide in the bottom of the bath rather than taking to the tip.
I planted the strawberry plants in the bath and covered it over with netting so the birds couldn’t get to it and I’m pleased to say that, despite all the rain we’ve been having, the strawberries are thriving. We’ve been picking quite a few of them and we even made ice-cream with them. The raspberries are all starting to ripen too so it’s mixed berries for pudding.
I also found a butler sink going cheap that I’ve put to good use as an outside sink underneath the outside tap. It’s perfect for sitting pots in when they need a good soaking and for filling up so the children can do some of the watering for me, though they seem to prefer using the hose so they can soak each other.
To finish off the set I somehow ended up with not one but two toilets that weren’t needed. One of them had a crack in it but the other was just surplus. Now I know builders, friends and loved ones all think I’m nuts but I quite fancy using these unusual porcelain pots in the garden. I’ve been trying to decide what to put in them and where to put them in the garden. I did consider planting my Jerusalem artichokes in them but didn’t think it would be palatable to eat a tuber that was wrested from a u-bend so now I’m thinking maybe alpines might work but if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.