Today is the March equinox, which finally marks the beginning of Spring. The daffodils are out, the sun is shining and it’s starting to warm up quite nicely. To celebrate this new season and to look ahead to the Summer I thought it would be a good idea to start finding inspiration for spring and summer garden parties. I have been searching all over the web, Pinterest and my fave blogs to gather as much inspiration as possible for a chic, glam and stylish garden party.
It’s safe to say there are a few things every garden party must have! Candle lighting in all shapes and sizes is a definite must, whether it’s tea lights adorning your table, chinese lanterns or chic storm lanterns scattered around your garden or balcony. Depending on your style you can either pick a timeless colour combination that you can use time again, for example, different shades of pink and white always work together, or you can mix it up using a rainbow selection of colours. Table cloths definitely add a polished look to any table setting, but don’t worry about spending a fortune, a good paper option will avoid you panicking over spilled drinks or a simple cotton one can be washed and re-used.
Finishing touches make all the difference, perhaps pick some flowers from the garden and use simple flower holders to display on the table. I once went to a fabulous garden party hen do, the bridesmaid had collected vintage tea cups and saucers from car boot sales for months, the result was a gorgeous and unique table setting with a feminine vintage vibe.
1. HWTM; 2. Herb Garden Design; 3. Heart Love Wedding; 4. Heather Bullard; 5. The Dessy Group; 6. Makenzie Horan; 7. Style Me Pretty; 8. Stone Gable; 9. Style Me Pretty; 10. Jo Tyler; 11. Style Me Pretty
As with most seasonal parties the last thing you want to do is spend a fortune, if you are on a limited budget look for cheaper options so you lose any guilt if you only use the pieces a couple of times a year. Great places to bargain hunt include Zara Home, TK Maxx, Not on the High Street and Homebase. If you want to spend a little more, why not try places such as John Lewis or Anthropologie.
1. Ikea; 2. Not on the High Street; 3. Zara Home; 4. Not on the High Street; 5. Anthropologie; 6. Not on the High Street; 7. Not on the High Street; 8. Lakeland; 9. Lakeland; 10. Zara Home; 11. Not on the High Street; 12. Cath Kidston; 13. Ikea