1. Time Card Invitation | 2. Green Salad with Edible Flowers | 3. Triple Lemon Layered Cake | 4. Asparagus Centerpiece
5. Passionfruit Maracuja Syrup Cocktail | 6. Crosley USB Record Player | 7. Leather Handbag | 8. Sunglasses | 9. Romper | 10. Tieks Flats
Two is better than one.
Two hosts can be better (and more fun!) than one. So invite a friend to help throw a garden party.
Send paper invitations.
Who doesn’t enjoy receiving an invitation in their mailbox?
Love vs. Design’s Time Card Invitation is the perfect choice for a garden soiree.
Tidy up the yard.
Sweep the deck, weed the flower beds, and mow the yard (preferably the day before so guests don’t end up with green feet).
Or consider hosting the party at a venue such as On the Marsh in Kennebunk, Maine.
Whip out the good stuff.
Consider leaving the plastic and paper in the pantry.
A garden party is a great time to purchase coordinating dinnerware if you don’t already own it.
Bring the Indoors, Out!
You can borrow tables from your neighbors or rent some for an affordable price.
If you’re looking for some weekend DIY fun, get a table at your local thrift store and give it a good gloss of paint!
Set the scene.
Get creative with your centerpieces. Try this unique Asparagus Arrangement with pansies and grape hyacinth.
Loose petals? Sprinkle them around the table like confetti.
Light up the night.
Nothing sets the mood like crisscrossing rows of string lights over your head or staggered glass lanterns underneath.
Make pretty food.
Consider colorful, edible florals on your menu.
Violas, nasturiums and cornflowers can transform salad greens and treats into elegant party food.
Learn more about edible flowers here.
Offer a signature drink.
Let your guests to sip on a refreshing cocktail such as this gorgeous Passionfruit Maracuja Syrup Cocktail
or a classic lemonade spritzer made unique with thyme and tequila.
Take plain ice cubes from everyday to extraordinary with edible flowers and herbs. Cookinglight.com shows you how here.
Dress the part.
Floral patterns, pastel hues or bright colors work well in the garden setting.
Complete the outfit with a floppy straw hat, a pair of big sunglasses and a bold handbag.
PS- Be careful about wearing heels, especially if you know you'll be walking on grass.
Give your guests somewhere soft to sit.
Having a plethora of outdoor cushions, poufs, and maybe even blankets will make your guests feel right at home in the outdoors!
Set the mood.
Every party needs music. We have the perfect playlist curated for Tory Burch’s very own garden party.