How to host a fabulous garden party

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to share your beautiful garden with friends and family! We’ve shared our top tips for hosting a fabulous garden party with a relaxing, summery atmosphere while your flowers are in full bloom!



Keeping your guests hydrated should be a priority for any host so make sure you have a range of beverages on offer to keep them cool throughout the day. Opting for a selection of locally sourced wines, beers and spirits helps add a personal touch to your garden party while supporting small businesses in your local area at the same time.
Why not try your hand at some mixology with this thirst quenching summer punch, and for guests who prefer their drinks alcohol free, this cucumber and elderflower spritzer is a great choice!
TOP TIP! Investing in a wine cooler will mean you can spend more time outside with your guests and less time running to the fridge!




Serving up an afternoon tea is an easy way to keep food light and within easy reach for your guests to snack on throughout day. Mix up your sandwich selection with some British classics such as egg and cress, beef and horseradish and our Dandara favourite, salmon and cream cheese!
Feeling adventurous? Raise your afternoon tea game with these tantalising recipes by Jamie Oliver.



You may not be able to book the weather for your garden party but being prepared for various weather conditions can come in extremely handy. Have a parasol to hand to offer your guests some shade from the sun, and if you have space in your garden for a permanent structure, why not build a stylish pergola like this one at our Paddock View showhome in Yapton.



Create your own summer playlist or find one which has already been made on Spotify or Apple Music! Music will help set the ambience for your garden party, so whether you’re after a range of summer hits or some relaxing jazz, there’s a playlist to suit everyone!



Make your garden party feel extra intimate by creating your own sustainable bunting from fabrics you already have around your home. Not only is making your own bunting a fun way to brighten up your outdoor space, but you’ll be also able to use it time and time again!




What’s more quintessentially British than playing a round of garden games?  Set your garden up for a game of croquet, or if you have some little ones visiting, have some apples and buckets ready and hold an apple bobbing race. Good times guaranteed!

Ready to host your first garden party? Don’t forget to take some photos and share them with us on Instagram by tagging #DandaraHomes