THE ULTIMATE PARTY PLANNING GUIDE
HOW TO PLAN A SUMMER GARDEN PARTY
WHY HOST A SUMMER GARDEN PARTY?
A great way to combat those January blues is to start thinking about the long, lazy summer days ahead. Yes, that’s right! We are already planning those gorgeous summer parties right now. Make the most of the fabulous weather and let us do all the work so you can host a fantastic birthday, anniversary, or even a wedding party in your own back garden.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN HOSTING A SUMMER GARDEN PARTY?
The Great British Weather is an important factor to consider when hosting that garden party. One of our stretch tents or a luxurious marquee is a great addition, providing both shade from the rays and shelter from any summer showers that might creep in. If you are shorter on space or on a budget, a gazebo can be a great alternative. Check out our Stretch Tents and Coverings page to see a small selection of what we have on offer. This list is not exhaustive! We have so many tipis, Capri marquees, Bedouin tents – the choice is endless.
SUMMER GARDEN PARTY THEMES
Having a theme for your party is a great way to get creative! Whether it’s a boho festival vibe or an Ibiza beach party, our experts can bring together the key aspects of the party effortlessly. We’ll liaise with you closely during the planning process, walking you through our shared vision, and working hard to bring your ideas to life. Is it snazzy cocktail bars your require? Or perhaps we just order up some hay-bales from the local farmer for you to sit on whilst hanging bunting from one side of the stretch tent to the other. You name it, we’ll deliver it!
SUMMER GARDEN PARTY DECORATIONS
Decor plays a vital role when planning. Twinkly lights are a must to give ambience as well as providing some lighting when the sun goes down. We love paper lanterns and bunting for a fun garden fete-feel, as well as rugs, blankets and floor cushions for a Moroccan Bedouin feel. Speak to our creative party planners to create a sumptuous and luxurious atmosphere. For a crisp look, we hire in luxury garden furniture with freshly covered cushions and place up-lighters strategically around the venue carefully selecting a colour scheme as we go. Check out our Company Parties page to see how we delivered a gorgeous party like this in the Cotswolds for Hanover Investors.
GARDEN PARTY ENTERTAINMENT
In terms of summer garden party entertainment ideas, we have acoustic and roaming bands, the best (and most beautiful) guitarists and saxophonists, as well as some of the funkiest DJs for sundowners. Check out our ‘Build you party’ tool on the website, that lets you add as many elements as you like. And if you’re looking for activities, we are over-flowing with giant Jenga, ping pong, archery, ferret racing, Segway racing, boules and whatever you might have space for!
GARDEN PARTY CATERING
Your party isn’t complete without delicious food and drinks! Whether it’s a cocktail bar coupled with grazing boards or ceviche’s, or a BBQ feast paired with a fabulous wine and beer selection, our party planners can create a beautiful array of food and drinks. We pride ourselves on fabulous service and we only work with a few very trusted suppliers.
Our favourites for this summer will be our natty little cocktail trike and our super innovative nitro desserts. Check out our website for inspiration.
WHY GET SUGAR & RIND INVOLVED?
Working with Sugar & Rind to deliver your garden desires means that you just get to sit back, relax and enjoy your party! We’ll take away all of the stress and have the time of our lives doing what we love, while you relax. So drop us a line to get this garden party started!
SHOP THIS PARTY
THE ABSOLUTE WORKS BAR AND BARTENDER SERVICE
This wonderful service includes a fully stocked bar with free-standing HD back panels, your mixologist, support staff, a ‘theatre’ cocktail on arrival, unlimited cocktails (choose 4 from a menu of 8 cocktails), spirits, mixers, bottled beer, one round of shots, wine, soft drinks, glassware, garnishes, ice, straws and napkins.
VARIOUS AND ROVING entertainment
LIVE DJ FOLLOWED BY SILENT DISCO
Our Silent Disco with DJ and sound system, kicks off the night with the usual noisy start to the evening. But if you’re worried about upsetting the neighbours as the hour gets later, you can switch to our special Silent Disco headphones. An ingenious invention when it comes to city living! The colourful headphones arrive with the DJ and can be neatly displayed in anticipation of some seriously silly singing and dancing antics whilst simultaneously elongating your party into the early hours.