Go bold with a chilled out garden party to remember
Part of the appeal of the summer months is that they’re a great excuse to throw a laid back party.
It’s a time when family and friends look forward to kicking back and lounging around outside, drink in hand, confident that no one will make a fuss about formalities.
For this reason, throwing an outdoor garden party doesn’t have to be elaborate to be a good time.
Here are some tips and tricks to make your planning minimal and your spread impressive. KEEP IT SIMPLE A roll of kitchen towel can be laid out as a table runner and is a quick and easy way to clean up.
By keeping the table in neutral colors like brown and beige, you can look to plates, silverware and napkins to provide a pop of color for your setting. GO BOLD Summer’s best represented with bright colours, so why not use that to your advantage?
It’s a prime chance to play with setting combinations that you might typically shy away from.
There are countless options to try out: from bright blue main dishes with pastel green salad plates, to water glasses of all shapes and sizes at each placemat. Don’t be afraid to combine primarycoloured plates and bowls, or mix and match silverware; doing so creates a casual setting that will remind your guests to relax and enjoy themselves. CANDLES
Floating tea lights in glass jars are a pretty addition to an outdoor table and are also a practical summer decoration.
Different mixtures of essential oils such as lavender and lemon eucalyptus are frequently used as insect repellants as an alternative to harsh chemicals.
Add drops (about 40 of each) into the jars, and