41 Best Garden Party Ideas (With Pictures) You Shouldn’t Miss

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I stepped out of my apartment the other day and noticed the Earth turning lush green, the birds chirping and the sun shining at its zenith. And all of these hint at one thing—it’s time to host a garden party!

If you’re interested in organizing a summertime bash, this article is the one for you. We’ve curated 41 best garden party ideas that you shouldn’t miss. 

The year’s been a hell of a roller coaster ride for each one of us, therefore having a little get-together at your place can be rejuvenating. Phone your close friends and transform your patio garden into an outdoor party hall. Let’s dive right into the sea of ideas! 

41 Best Garden Party Ideas You Shouldn’t Miss

1. Use Irregular-sized Vases

Use bottles of different sizes
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There’s a quirky symmetry in irregularity. Utilize this concept, get yourself some vases and bottles of different shapes and sizes. Place them on the dining table, add some flowers, and enjoy the terrific scene.

2. Mason Jar Party Lights

You must be aware of the versatility of a mason jar (I invent new ways of using it every day). To illuminate your garden party, try this rainbow-themed mason jar party lights. They’re exclusively designed to slay at high-spirited parties like yours.

3. Decorate With Paper Pom-poms

Use pom-poms as party decorations
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Pom-poms symbolize cheer and fun—these traits are a must-have for every party! To incorporate the same, decorate your party with colorful paper pom-poms. They’re eco-friendly and look super cute. Moreover, you can customize them in any way you like.

4. Flower Arrangement

Use flower arrangements at your party
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Garden parties seem incomplete without flower arrangements all around the place, right? Use both real and faux flowers at your party. You can experiment with them and have fun. So go ahead and wow your guests with beautiful and colorful flowers.

5. Set Up A Mini-bar

Add a mix & match cocktail bar
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Kick-off your garden party with a mix and match cocktail bar. Add a plethora of options for your guests that will put them in high spirits. And don’t forget to have ice cubes galore at your party so that everyone can beat the summer heat! 

6. DIY Soap Bubbles

Homemade bubble solutions
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If you have kids coming over to the party, it’s necessary to keep them entertained too! They’ll love playing with the bubbles! Prepare soap bubble bottles for the kids on your guest list. This will keep them busy and let their parents have a gala time with their friends. 

7. Tropical Fruit Pizza

Healthy tropical fruit pizza
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You might be of the view that pineapple doesn’t belong on a pizza but a tropical fruit pizza is going to change your mind. This pizza is a must-have for your garden party. You can add all your favorite fruits as toppings and make the pizzas more appealing and healthy. 

8. Hanging Candle Holders

I have a quirky obsession with hanging objects and that lead me to these playful candle holders. Hang them from tree branches and let these lights shimmer bright like diamonds. Candles shining brightly inside glass ornaments are going to look perfect at your garden party. 

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9. DIY Floating Flower Table Display

Floating flower table
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A floating flower table display at your outdoor party is surely going to get you many compliments. Use any color of flowers that you like and create this mystical setting of floating flowers on your dining table. Make sure that all the flowers complement each other and your garden party theme too.

10. Arrange A Bonfire

Host a bonfire party
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If you’re planning on having a bash at night with a handful of your best friends, arrange a bonfire night! There’s nothing better than a group of friends reliving old memories around a bonfire. Make sure you have a lot of s’mores too, ‘coz no bonfire party is complete without them!

11. DIY Terrarium Garden Party

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Add liveliness to your garden with a variety of terrariums. Use succulents, herbs, faux planters, etc. to make lush green terrariums and spread the greenery all around. 

12. DIY Tin Can Lanterns

Tin can lanterns
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Brighten up your garden party this year with these DIY tin can lanterns. Unleash your creativity, and pull them off in a few simple steps. And what’s more, you don’t need any fancy items for making these beautiful decorations.

13. Prepare Flavored Water

Flavored water
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It’s advisable to stay hydrated when the sun is shining upon your head. Give a makeover to the conventional water and transform it into flavored water that will refresh everyone at your party. Your guests will love it! 

14. Wooden Pallet Tables

Use wooden pallet tables
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Kick out boring table ideas and chair seating arrangements this year and adopt something new. These wooden pallet tables will provide you with a whole new dining experience. Also, sitting on the ground is healthier than sitting on a chair.

15. Hang A Chair

Add fun and frolic by hanging a swing in your backyard and get the party started. A hammock chair will add profusely to the aesthetic value of your garden and multiply the joy.

16. Sweet Tea Sangria

Sweet tea sangria
Via Delish

A revitalizing drink on a warm summer day will definitely quench the thirst of your guests and make them feel refreshed. Welcome them with a glass of sweet tea sangria made by you with love.

17. Walking Tacos

Taco in a bag/Walking taco
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You’re probably imagining a ‘Taco man’ walking with the tacos all around to serve you. Actually ‘Walking Taco’ is just a popular name for ‘Taco in a Bag’! Serving tacos in this way is less messy and your guests are going to love it. The recipe is pretty simple too. 

18. Unconventional Lemon-spoon Race

Hold a balloon and spoon race
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Tired of the traditional lemon-spoon or egg-spoon race? Use water balloons and spoons instead! Both adults and kids would be eager to participate in this race and it would be a great affair to witness. 

19. Use Floating Lights

Make a floating candle setup
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By putting in a little effort, you can pull off these rewarding floating lights to illuminate your garden party with style. Put tiny tea light candles in a container filled with water to create this setup. Your party table is going to look brilliant at night.

20. A Pizza Party

Arrange a pizza party
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If you wanna keep your party simple yet enjoyable, organize a pizza party. Most of us love to chit chat with our friends over pizza. Make sure you use a variety of toppings to suit everybody’s tastes. Top it off with chilled cocktails and beat the heat. 

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21. Serve Pineapple Flower Cupcakes

Decorate cupcakes with dried pineapple flowers
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Cupcakes are a party staple and they are a favorite dessert everywhere. Wave goodbye to the traditional decorations and decorate the cupcakes with pineapple flowers for your garden party. 

22. Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail

Lillet Rose cocktails
Via Marthastewart

Prepare this Lillet rose spring cocktails to lure your guests. These Lillet Rose spring cocktails will smell like heaven and taste even better too. Your guests are going to love this boozy drink. You can also garnish the cocktails with edible flowers to make them look pleasing.

23. Mount A Mini Cinema Hall

You can always rely on a movie marathon in case you’re running out of garden party ideas. Just mount a projector and arrange seating arrangements to recreate an outdoor cinema-like experience. Get your hands on some popcorn boxes to let your guests enjoy this experience to the fullest.

24. Boho Dinner Party

Boho dinner party
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Create a chic boho dinner party scene in your garden or backyard. The light-shaded decor suits the summer vibes perfectly. Give it a shot to impress everyone on your guest list.

25. Milk Bottle Tree Decor

Milk bottle decor idea
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This is a budget-friendly idea to adorn your garden and make it party-ready. Get some small milk bottles, fill them with flowers, and use a rope to hang them from a tree branch. You can use this as a backdrop for amazing pictures. 

26. Make Fruit Slushies

Fruit slushies
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Make colorful fruit slushies to fight the summer heat and add a refreshing feel to your garden party. They’re a healthier alternative for the people who like to stay sober. Kids would love them too. 

27. Hang String Lights

Add string lights
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If you’re looking for a simple and effective idea to illuminate your garden, hang string lights in your patio and brighten up your night party. They’re visually appealing and won’t cost you a fortune. 

28. Vintage Chair Drink Stand

Vintage chair drink stand
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Instead of just keeping your drink cooler on a table, here’s an interesting drink stand idea for you. Place your bucket of drinks through a vintage chair! This vintage chair drink stand will contribute to your party decor and be an interesting conversation topic too. 

29. Boho Tribal Seating Arrangement

Boho tribal seating arrangement
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We have another garden party idea that’s offbeat and fun at the same time—a boho tribal seating arrangement. Get your hands on a tribal table, colorful cushions, cute little dreamcatchers, a teepee, and much more to pull this off.

30. Citrus Garden Wreath

Wreaths can be designated as the soul of decorations, so make sure you get some citrus wreaths to hang from the trees at your garden party. You can either buy a cute wreath or you can make your own by adding your favorite citrus fruit along with scattered greenery to customize the wreath according to your tastes. 

31. Delicious Lemonade

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Lemonade is enjoyed by everyone from kids to adults. However, you can add a little charm to that simple glass of lemonade and customize it to suit the tastes of your adult friends. This is a must-have for your garden party!

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32. Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones

Chocolate dipped fruit cones
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It’s always hard to find something that incredibly tasty and healthy at the same time. But these waffles cones dipped in chocolate and filled with fruits is going to blow your mind. Both kids and adults are going to love this so make this snack for your garden party this year. 

33. Ice Cream Garland

Ice cream garland
Via Catchmyparty

Have you ever thought about making an ice-cream garland? Try your hand at making this cute little garland with colorful paper and get experimental with your party decor. It’s going to be worth your while. 

34. Get Grilling

Moroccan grilled chicken
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Grilling might be quite a basic activity but it’s always more enjoyable when you get to do it with friends. So, with a lot of booze and snacks, get the grilling going for your next garden party. You can try this recipe to start off with. 

35. DIY Rosé Lemonade

Rosé lemonade
Via Dessertfortwo

Serve your guests this low-alcohol beverage at the party to quench their thirst and refresh them. This DIY rosé lemonade is the perfect pink drink for a garden party and it couldn’t be easier to make—all you need is lemonade and rosé wine. 

36. Hang Frames From Branches

Hang picture frames
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A party is incomplete without clicking some memorable pictures—get your hands on some picture frames and hang them from tree branches at your garden party. Your guests will love clicking pictures in this spot. Make sure to decorate the frames with colorful flowers!

37. Edible Peach Roses

Peach roses
Via Delish

Roses are a must-have at every garden party, right? Include these gorgeous and downright delicious peach roses to your party menu. They look splendid and the cooking process is pretty hassle-free. Try them out if you feel like unleashing your cooking skills!

38. DIY Tic Tac Toe Game

DIY tic tac toe
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Gather your friends for a low-key unconventional tic tac toe game made up of rock pieces. This rustic version of tic tac toe is really entertaining and thrilling. Go ahead and try your hand at making this for your party.

39. Guacamole With A Twist

Guacamole with a twist

Should I even start with how much everyone loves a good guac to go with their chips? Make this for your party, but with a twist. Your guests are going to love these different types of guacamole.

40. Vintage Garden Tea Party

Garden tea party
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Organize a vintage garden tea party with your friends and close colleagues. It’s a great idea to spend some quality time recollecting your sweet memories together. Serve flavored tea to quench everyone’s thirst and rejuvenate them.

41. Lacy Dreamcatcher

Hang a boho-chic lacy dreamcatcher on a tree trunk or a wall. This would add to the decor of your garden party and your guests won’t be able to get over it. 

Get ready to host the best garden party this year with these curated ideas. Try the ones that have caught your fancy and wow your guests!

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