As you transform your garden into an oasis for your family, it is important to consider how you can prepare it on short notice for parties. Whether you are organizing a dinner party for your friends, or a toddler’s birthday party, there are ways that you can make your garden more suitable. While it might be a safe place for daytime activities, a few changes can impress your guests and enhance your parties.
To help you get started, here are some top tips to prepare your garden for parties.
#1 Create a storage space for toys
In a family garden, there is no doubt it is filled with fun, games and toys. This is great for daytime activities but can become a nuisance and a hazard when trying to host a party. With more guests spending time in your garden, you are responsible for their health and safety.
A quick and easy solution is to create a storage space for the toys, and even your garden appliances if you don’t already have one. This can be a shed or a garage. Alternatively, if you have a small garden, you can consider space-saving options, such as a small chest that can double as seating.
#2 Fence off important areas of your garden
Although you may be inviting children, or friends that you can trust into your home, it can still be a good idea to fence off important areas of your garden to keep people safe, or to protect certain areas such as vegetable patches and precious plants.
You may also want to fence off areas that will hide anything you don’t want people to see, for example, wheelie bins or holes in the fences. You can simply make your own fencing with wood you can buy from a local store.
Alternatively, you can hire an expert to help you create something custom to your needs and that fits with the theme of your garden. You can then brighten up the fencing by hanging extra decorations, such as bunting.
#3 Prepare the main area
You will need to prepare the main area, so it is functional and aesthetically pleasing in readiness for the party. First, you may wish to start with creating an area with decking and cover overhead, so that you don’t have to worry if the weather changes at the last minute. You can speak to a professional about getting custom new decks from the best deck builder fitted in your garden, that will be suitable for your party antics.
You will then need to consider the organization of furniture, which will allow people to sit and relax, as well as enough space to walk around and mingle. Lastly, you want to prepare the main party area with decorations. Depending on the theme of your party, you may wish to hang bunting, signage, balloons or fairy lights.
Parties are a great way to spend time in your garden. Make sure you are fully prepared to host in your space, by making it tidy, safe and decorated.