Summer is almost here and we can finally enjoy some good weather. And luckily for us, the COVID-19 restrictions are more permissive, which means that we can throw an awesome garden party with up to 5 people. A party is like a breath of fresh air after many months of harsh restrictions. Because we know how excited everyone is, we’ve decided to help you return to normality in a fun and safe way.
If you already own a garden shed, consider yourself lucky! Garden sheds and pods can be of great use and they can help you throw a great party. You can use them to cool down if the weather is too hot and you can even transform them into game rooms, garden bars, outdoor kitchens, or just as a place to store foods and drinks. Read our article to find out how to prepare your garden shed for a summer party.
To make sure that your garden party is safe, it is important to be up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. We all hope to get rid of this awful virus as soon as possible, and for that to happen we need to be extra careful, even if the lockdown is far behind us. So, to avoid any bumps in the road, we recommend taking all the necessary precautions that will make your guests feel safe and that will minimize the risk of transmission. Not sure how to do that? Here are some essential guidelines:
Before your guests arrive, you will have to put in some time and effort into sprucing up your garden and decluttering your shed. First of all, make sure the area is clean and free of any debris or unnecessary things. Your garden shed should also be clean on the outside and even cleaner on the inside. So, give your shed a nice washing and maybe a fresh coat of paint while you’re at it, but do it at least a week in advance, because the smell of fresh paint can be off-putting.
The interior of the shed should also be as clean and as organized as possible. Give your floors a thorough scrub and seize the opportunity to get rid of all the useless stuff that’s been sitting there for ages. Using your garden shed as storage space is quite useful, but wouldn’t it be more fun to turn it into a garden bar, a man cave, or a BBQ cabin? This is the perfect time to make some changes and to make your outdoor area more welcoming.
This is our favourite part – decorating your garden for the party! Now that you’ve finished cleaning the garden and the shed, it’s time to add some fun things that will make the place more festive. It is always fun to choose a theme for your party, especially if you know that your guests will be pleasantly surprised. Maybe you can choose a theme based on your group’s favourite movies, games and activities, favourite foods and drinks, etc.
Did you know that you can turn your garden shed into a games room? It’s really easy, but make sure the area is well-ventilated and avoid having too many people in a small space. If you don’t have a shed and are currently looking for the best garden shed the UK has to offer, we recommend the large garden shed David with folding doors and a spacious veranda that will make a perfect games room.
If you are out of ideas, here are some popular garden party themes and decorations:
Flower Themed Party – this is a feminine theme that will surely mesmerize your lady friends. Fill your garden with flowers. You can get potted plants or cut flowers; all that it matters is for them to have plenty of colourful blooms. The great thing about a flower-themed garden party is that it’s really easy to find all sorts of decorations that have flower patterns including table cloths, pillows, napkins, plates, etc.
Picnic Party – A picnic-themed party can be great fun, especially if your guests will bring their children or if you have children of your own. All kids love picnics because they are informal, fun, and different. Also, food tastes much better when you eat it on the grass, surrounded by nature. What will you need for a picnic party? Blankets, pillows, ottomans, delicious food, board games, and a badminton set.
Boho-Chic Party – Do your guests love spending time on Instagram? Then they will surely appreciate a Boho-chic party. You’ll need to hang plenty of string lights, use vintage plates and glasses (the classier the better), decorate the dinner table with white flowers, and have fun mixing and matching different styles. When your garden starts to look like an Instagram backdrop, you’re all done!
Dress Code – Wouldn’t it be fun to wear a nice elegant evening gown in your backyard? It’s been very long since people have had the opportunity to dress up, so why not create one such opportunity. If you prefer to wear casual clothes, you can choose a less formal dress code such as all white, vintage clothes, floral patterns, etc.
Last but not least, a successful party always has carefully selected entertainment, be it a background soundtrack, a nice movie, a football match, games, etc. If you have a shed, it will be much easier to provide entertainment for your guests.
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