Garden Party Ideas

Planning a Summer Garden Party and wondering where to start? Our guide will enable you to enjoy a stress free event in your own garden or al fresco venue. Garden parties can be for so many reasons; from a birthday party, corporate party, hen or stag to a general party. An easy way to design an outdoor event is to have a theme in mind. Some of our favourites themes are listed below:

Themed Garden Parties

Festival/Ibiza Themed Garden Party

This theme is very popular with hen and stag parties or birthdays. Bring Glastonbury/ Coachella to your home! Deck chairs and fairy lights or festoon lighting come to mind.

If it is an evening event LED furniture or black and white dance floors are a must. Bars serving your favourite drinks and a live musician such a saxophonist to listen to whilst the sun goes down are always a treat.

Alice in Wonderland Themed Garden Party

An Enchanted Garden or Alice in Wonderland theme brings colours and mystery to your garden party. Guests of all ages love being experimental with the unexpected.

Head down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland themed party. Allow you guests to be creative with a colourful dress code. We offer themed props, furniture and vintage shabby chic crockery.

Easter Garden Party or Easter Egg Hunt

Planning a sports day, Easter egg hunt or simply want to celebrate a sporting occasion? Garden parties are great for all occasions. We have some amazing giant garden games, to bring out your competitive side. We can also supply different types of chairs and tables for guests to sit at.

Gazebos and patio heaters are an essential incase the Great British weather is not the best. TV hire is also popular with large events like Coronation’s and sporting events.

Vintage Garden Tea Party Theme

Bring the quintessential English summer to your garden with a Tea Party. Think white table cloths, vintage mis-matching china, bunting and flowers. A bar serving chilled elderflower, champagne, Pimms or Gin and Tonic is always a treat.

Event Staff are very useful here to serve your finger sandwiches, scones and cakes whilst allowing you to enjoy the party.

Hawaiian Tropics/Beach Party

Rustic bars and seating with a BBQ come to mind. Hints of Blue and white. Fire pits, smores, ice cream, flower-covered shirts & BBQ food! If you are lucky enough to have a pool – inflatables are a must! We can supply a BBQ food caterer and fire pits for you to sit around. Garden games including Giant Jenga, volley ball, badminton, Connect 4 and beer pong! Even bean bags and deck chairs!

 Garden Party Entrances

A VIP entrance carpet can set the tone of any party’s entrance. We can supply a purple or green carpet plus many other colour options. A few fun coloured carpet options can be seen below.

Garden Party Flowers

Whilst your garden may already be filled with beautiful flowers, adding more can help bring colour to your party. Floral arrangements can create a wow factor in any space, from freestanding flowers to displays on plinths or even artificial ones.

We work closely with TBR Floral, who have created fantastic designs at spaces in London, Surrey & the South East. Take a look at some stunning garden party flowers below:

Garden Party Lighting

As your event draws into the evening, lighting plays a key role in adding ambience and setting the mood. Daniel Lay Event Services offers various lighting choices, including uplighting, festoon rope lighting, and LED lanterns. We have both battery-powered lighting options and wired lighting to cover all bases.

Garden Party Staff

Whilst a garden party is usually a relaxed affair, opting for staff can help to allow alleviate the stress that hosting a special occasion brings. Our event staff offer bar service, cleanup, greeting guests and lots of other tasks. This means you can sit back, relax and enjoy the party. Our garden party staff are available for hire in Surrey, Kent, Sussex & London.

Gazebos For Garden Parties

Gazebos are a must have for any garden party. Opting for a gazebo will keep your guests dry or give much needed shade. We stock a range of sizes which can be joined to form a variety of shapes to suit any garden. 

To discuss your garden party please get in touch with us on 0800 112 0808