Garden Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Garden event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.

A garden party is a grand celebration of beauty and friendship, horticultural wonder and social spectacle; and what garden party would be complete without a full selection of related party songs? Guests will want to hear pretty songs as they look at lovely florals.

The perfect playlist can provide an ideal backdrop to any garden party; especially if the songs in question relate directly to gardens and the flowers that fill them. Be sure that all florals are nice and theme relevant. These tunes could include:

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson. What more ideal song for a garden themed occasion.
Garden Party by Ricky Nelson
The Secret Garden by Quincy Jones featuring Barry White, Al B. Sure, James Ingram and El De Barge. Female guests in particular will request this one!
Red Roses for a Blue Lady by Wayne Newton
Room Full of Roses by Mickey Gilly
Butterfly by Crazy Train
Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison
Aside from a full list of atmospheric songs, no garden party would be complete without a winning supply of equally beautiful party supplies. Be sure that these supplies are pretty and useful in equal measure. They could include tableware in delicate hues of red, pink and lavender, accented by the placement of a flower at each table setting and—of course—a centerpiece filled with some of the loveliest symbols of floral glory, be they roses, carnations, lilies, daisies, etc. Guests are sure to be dazzled by their ethereal beauty.

Fun and friendship will bloom in kind at the ultimate garden party. Plan exciting games and activities for the guests to enjoy and tell them in the invites while keep some of it a secret until they get there. Arrange furniture for a get-to-gather in small groups to help initiate conversations. Share some of the event social thoughts with the guests in the invitations in order for them to be excited and look forward to the festivities.

A Garden Party is designed to be like an adult tea party and party supplies such as colorful paper plates, napkins and cups are perfect for this event. Save the garish, childlike props for another occasion. Being invited to a Garden Party and seeing homemade party supplies will make the Garden party even better. Grow a good time with the help of these supplies. Therefore, most people try to make their Garden party much more special by making a variety of homemade party supplies and party goods for their guests.

Most Garden party guests will be very excited to see a homemade Garden party flag and other homemade party supplies welcoming them to this event. As with most other items at a Garden party, the homemade flag must be very attractive and dainty. Take care that this is an object of beauty. Therefore, the words and decorations used for the handmade flag should be neatly written, painted or drawn on the material used for the flag. Then prior to the guests arriving at the Garden party, the flag should be delicately placed outside the home of the host in a flag pole. The neighbors and guests alike will be impressed.

To make a handmade Garden party flag and other party supplies, use a variety of solid color pillowcases and begin the decorations. The words that are written should be traced first and then using fabric paint the words should be completed. After this has been completed, a quick analysis of the pillowcase will determine exactly where to place the images or designs. Once the flag has been made, it must dry and then will fit easily over a typical flag pole. Most of the Garden Party guests will be enjoy seeing party supplies such as a welcoming homemade Garden party flag and party banners designed for this party. These little objects of beauty will serve to define the soiree.

A garden party is among the most beautiful and elegant celebrations on the social calendar; that’s why, to befit this party theme, the garden party cake should be as lovely and colorful as the flowers in the host’s garden. At this gathering above all others guests will expect a beautiful treat.

Although tastiness is always a consideration when it comes to theme party cakes, the appearance of a garden party cake is just as important as its flavor. The cake should itself be a festive decoration, and should reign chief among the party supplies that make any garden party a true thing of beauty. It should serve to merge well with the other decor.

A garden party cake, in fact, could resemble a garden itself. Taking a basic chocolate or vanilla cake (probably one that’s lighter in texture, as the cake in all likelihood will be served outdoors on a hot afternoon), the host could coat it with mint green icing that resembles a garden floor. Then she could adorn it with her choice of candied flowers, grasses and trees; creating a radiant garden scene that will look too good to eat; almost, that is! Guests are sure to appreciate your beauty and taste, most literally.

Hosts with less of a taste for culinary creativity could opt for a more basic garden party cake that is equally delicious and suitably picturesque. This takes less work and is just as yummy. A light white cake with icing of ivory, pink, gold or azure would work beautifully for this occasion.

Any party theme can be applied to the garden party theme. If you hold your party at night the garden party makes a great place to have an alien party with the kids or enthusiasts. During Independence Day a garden party looks festive in red, white and blue streamers. You can also use the garden’s space for a birthday party or a meeting of the red hat club!

A garden party held at night will benefit from the use of glowsticks and glowsticks products. Those occasional games of night tag are a lot easier and safer if the players each have a glowstick for guidance. You can also plug together longer glow necklaces and string them along the outdoor furniture. The red and blue glowsticks make a fun alternative to sparklers during the Independence Day celebration.

Streamers in bright red will make the garden party attractive for the red hat club if you are hosting a party and go ahead and make up goodie bags for the ladies with red hat stickers and buttons in them. This is also a good place to have a brunch party, especially if you are hosting a more adult party group. The garden will delight the eyes, ears and nose and the brunch will delight the taste buds, hopefully.

For the kids a garden party can provide plenty of outdoors room for the kids to run around in and use up excess energy brought on by cake and ice cream. You can use one of many themes geared towards kids for this party. A strawberry shortcake theme can fit well with a girl’s garden party and there may even be some strawberries growing in the garden to pick. Turn it into a tea party with strawberry shortcakes for the guests to eat. The paper plates, napkins, and tablecloths can all feature strawberry shortcake or a tea party theme. Boys will like to have a construction party in combination with their garden party theme, but they’ll dig up your garden if you aren’t careful.

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Garden History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Garden theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

More formal than a picnic but not as stringently formal as a ballroom dance, the Garden Party is an elegant occasion where both friendships and flowers are grown. This is a pretty and decorative gathering in equal measure.

Some may argue that the very first ‘garden parties’ were enjoyed by Adam and Eve, in their mystical Garden of Eden. Yet these lovely outdoor festivities became truly popular much later on in Victorian England, where friends and associates gathered on formal estates—typified by rolling hills and all varieties of floral gems—to enjoy formal luncheons that included everything from breads and butter to cakes and fruits, seasoned meat dishes to champagnes and clarets. Offer a yummy and balanced menu to please guests. These meals, furthermore, were enjoyed at tables bedecked with china, silver and fine linens—with nary a picnic table or checkered cloth in sight! These were elegant and upscale occasions to the max.

The tradition of the Garden Party soon caught on in other parts of the world; in the 1920s, for example, Hollywood actress Alla Nazimova was known for hosting lavish parties at her Garden of Allah estate. This festivity also was referenced in the 1972 Rick Nelson hit “Garden Party.” This shows us the rich and diverse history of this gala.

In today’s hurried, practical world, festivities such as garden parties are few and far between. Yet today’s parties in the garden are just as elegant as ever, and are celebrated regularly at places like Buckingham Palace. Ah, but this country has its share of garden festivities. In the United States, a nonprofit group might host a Garden Party as a festive fund-raiser, or to commemorate a holiday or special occasion.

Rediscover the elegant magic of the Garden Party. Plan the ultimate Garden Party today! Share some of the event social thoughts with the guests in the invitations in order for them to be excited and look forward to the festivities. Invite your guests to a costume ball and bring back a hint of the past. Share some of the event social thoughts with the guests in the invitations in order for them to be excited and look forward to the festivities. The history of Garden has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Garden to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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