In our fast-paced and busy lives, we often end up ignoring the important things. We forget activities that inspire our passions and creativity. We spend less time with the people we love. Neglecting what defines our individuality can have a tremendous negative impact on our emotional, mental, and physical health. Connecting with friends and family in meaningful ways, while creating lasting memories is crucial for our self-preservation.
One of the most enjoyable and creative ways to reconnect and build memories is by throwing an elegant garden party.
Create an outdoor environment that is soothing, energetic, imaginative, and inspirational for your guests. Gathering outside in a charming setting will elevate the experience and accent the conversation with colorful flourishes. Garden parties can take place during the day, or in the twilight where multi-colored lanterns brighten the night sky. Creating a theme for your garden party can help you better plan the menu, invitations, and decorations. It also allows guests to express their own creativity.
Plan a romantic “Great Gatsby” themed party that evokes the Roaring ’20s complete with Art Deco design, Swing music, flapper-inspired clothes, and other elements of the “Jazz Age.” Adorn your backyard with Japanese lanterns or Christmas lights to create an intimate atmosphere after the sun sets. Have tables for refreshments and leave room on your lawn for games of croquet and dancing. Garden parties inspired by the British Royal Family can be an elegant affair that takes us back to Victorian times. This type of garden party is perfect for day-time bridal showers or birthday parties. It gives you the opportunity to dress up with friends, socialize, and connect.
Choose food, drinks, invitations, table settings, and party favors that follow the theme of your party. The possibilities are nearly endless. The most important aspect of your garden party, however, is to make lasting memories through meaningful connections. Reconnect with loved ones, while rediscovering your own happiness. Eat, drink, dance, laugh, love, and embrace life!