Easter is usually the first opportunity we have of kicking back since the hub-bub of the festive season. Depending on which weekend in spring Easter falls, it can also be a long weekend full of sunshine. With the clocks on British Summer Time, it means we can enjoy longer days and this means one thing – a garden Easter party.
Welcoming guests, family and friends can be relaxed and enjoyable, especially if you have planned everything beforehand. This means you can relax and enjoy the party too. But how can you create the perfect garden setting for your Easter party?
Just like you decorate your home for Christmas, decorate your garden to welcome Easter and celebrate spring. Choose decorations in pastel colours – think pretty pinks, baby blues and shimmering, light yellows. We love bunting for adding a touch of elegance to the garden. Look for gingham checks for table covers and napkins.
We also love the idea of an Easter tree, hanging pretty bows and decorated polystyrene craft eggs from the still bare branches of a shrub or tree in the garden, taking care not to knock the emerging fresh buds.
The Dining Table
Whether you choose to lay on a sizzling spring BBQ or lay a table full of delicious buffet treats, an outdoor dining set is a worthwhile investment.
Hardwoods, like this teak outdoor table, survive the weather so much better and our table comes complete with galvanised ice trough, perfect for any party. Pair with rattan dining chairs for a perfect setting.
The Outdoor Sofa
The spring summer trends for 2017 in outdoor furniture is a trend that is set to stay. Informal furniture – swinging hammocks, lounging day beds and large corner sofas – adds a relaxed feel to any garden.
Perfect for your Easter party, liven up the garden sofa set with a large throw and cushions.
The Outdoor Occasional Table
The set of rattan garden furniture comes with its own matching coffee table but you can never have too much of a good thing. For bigger parties with more guests, having occasions tables dotted about for drinks and plates of food is a great idea.
As well as using the best materials for outdoors, we also make sure that we add as much value as possible which is why this coffee table in hardwearing teak has a central caddy for keeping drinks cool.
There is no reason why you cannot accessorise your garden and garden furniture. From hanging contemporary lanterns – solar powered or containing the romantic flicker of candlelight – to outdoor rugs, there are no ends of accessories and additions you can make.
Throws, however, have a purpose and that is that as the evening temperature drops at your Easter party, our pretty throws let the party carry on by keeping people warm. Who says the party has to end when the sun goes down?
The Easter Egg Hunt
It is almost obligatory, but an Easter egg hunt is great for everyone, from the small guests to the adult ones! Hide differently coloured eggs all around the garden, leaving easy to find ones for the youngest guests and so devilishly difficult ones for the older ones…job done!