As the seasons change and people emerge from their winter hibernation mode, outdoor parties begin to pop up all over town. Outdoor parties are a great way to gather with friends and family as you catch up on recent life events or simply relax together. That’s why we have put together these creative tips for sprucing up your next patio, pool, or garden party with your own special style.
Nature is full of mix and match color palettes to draw inspiration from. Take a look around at your surroundings and let yourself become inspired. Incorporating fresh cut flowers, potted plants, and greenery into your outdoor décor is a must for any party or gathering.
Choose plants, flowers, fruit, and decorating elements like silk or solar butterflies, which bring in those color palettes that you have chosen as your theme, strategically placing them around your space to create a complete environment for your party, gathering, or function. This strategy not only completes your overall décor it provides your guests with a layout of the space you are using so that they can freely roam and interact together increasing flow and interactions.
Another way to add a splash of color is with your table settings, colorful glasses, and floral or decorative plates will complete your color palette while adding some sparkle and whimsy. Just be careful when mixing and matching your settings that they go with your table coverings and other décor so that you don’t end up with an overly busy effect.
Textures are another way to add distinction while creating a unique overall effect. By using textured or lace table coverings, or placemats, along with clear or monotone colored vases or dishes is a great way to incorporate texture into your décor without over powering your setting.
Fabric textures are also a fantastic way to add an additional element of texture to your décor. Placing textured blankets, or throw rugs in seating areas creates a warm conversational nook for guests to sit and connect while it adds that extra dimension to your spaces décor.
Keep in Mind the Time of Day
If you want your guests to be comfortable and enjoy themselves, it is vital to think about your location, time of day, and any other environmental issues that could cause your guests to leave early, such as too much sun, hot patio surfaces, bugs, etc. Evaluating these instances and providing tools to combat those problem areas by using citronella candles and torches, umbrellas, and pop-up canopies.
Outdoor gatherings are a great way to reconnect and have fun with friends, family, and neighbors. However, turning your gathering into an event is as simple as taking into consideration your surroundings and decorating in a way that incorporates solutions to any problem areas as well as those natural elements that scream spring or summer by using colors, textures, lighting, and landscape elements.