Late summer is the perfect time to host a party or wedding – the gardens are in full bloom, the temperatures tend to be a little milder and everyone is trying to soak up the last little bit of summer before autumn arrives. Today we’re sharing 8 ideas for a botanical garden party that would a wonderful way to close out the summer.
Where to Host Your Party
When planning your botanical garden party, decide on what you want to celebrate and how many people you want to invite – that will determine what kind of venue you’ll want to find to host your party. If it’s a wedding celebration, then look for a larger space that has some natural greenery built in or a blank space where you can bring in your own botanicals. If it’s a more intimate party, your venue options open up a little bit because you won’t need as much space.
When looking for spaces, any outdoor space can be transformed into the party venue of your dreams. A rustic barn can be decorated with greenery and flowers or a backyard can be transformed into a floral dream. Or you can look for places that are naturally plant filled, like a conservatory, botanical center, greenhouse, or garden.
Whatever the venue, just make sure there is enough room for your guests to mingle and move around. Then just add in your special details and you’re all set for a botanical garden party!
Decorating a Botanical Garden Party
The decorations for a botanical garden party are pretty and dainty – and floral of course! Incorporate floral or greenery patterns into as many aspects of the day as you can. Greenery garlands and brass candlesticks down the center of long tables creates a romantic feel for your party, and big bouquets of peonies, roses, eucalyptus and sage are wonderful for this party theme.
Brown bottles with sprigs of greenery are perfect for different areas of your space, like the bar or a guest sign in area, and romantic place settings with handcrafted paper menus and linen napkins create a tablescape that’s inviting for your guests. Personalized wine labels on bottles that are at each table are a lovely way to share wine with guests, and custom stemless glasses add in an extra bit of personality to your day.
And don’t forget sweet favors for each of your guests. Continuing with the botanical garden theme, send each guest home with a wildflower seed bomb or seed packets that they can plant at their own home to remember your party by. Set up an area in your venue with a vintage table or dresser and arrange the favors with cute signage explaining how to plant their seeds – what a special way to remember your party!
With a focus on florals and greenery, this botanical garden party is a gorgeous and romantic way to celebrate your special event.
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