(PRWEB UK) 6 September 2013
Those who have a garden, whether big or small, will be keen on enjoying the last of the summer before everyone bundles inside for the winter months.
From charming decorations such as Chinese hanging lanterns to useful advice on the right menu, leading UK retailer of festive decorations The Hanging Lantern Company provides some key tips on throwing the perfect outdoor party without fuss, and without needing to stretch the budget too far:
In addition to of course giving the garden a tidy – mowing the lawn, pulling out weeds, trimming hedges and clearing away debris – Hanging Lantern Company remind people not to overlook less obvious spaces inside the house where guests will circulate, namely entrance halls, the bathroom and the kitchen. Also place flowers or plants in dull corners, and ensure that if children will be present at the party there are no vulnerable areas where they might accidentally knock over something expensive.
Creating Outdoor Enchantment
With a few key bits and bobs advises Hanging Lantern, an outdoor area can be transformed into a charming and inviting space that will put guests in a party mood. A giant umbrella will not only serve to prevent people from roasting in the afternoon sun, it will also add a festive touch. Lighting is also crucial – fairy lights and Chinese lanterns never fail to add cheer, and they are affordable as well as easy to string up. These days leading retailers sell Chinese lanterns with LED lights rather than the traditional candle, so those who were worried about fire hazards can rest assured they are now safely flame free.
To top off this fuss-free yet effective decorating, it’s advisable to play soothing background music, rather than overly loud music that people have to shout over.
If hosts find themselves low on seating, The Hanging Lantern Company suggests they simply borrow more chairs from friends and family rather than splurging on new ones. Another good idea is to place bean bags, large cushions or even blankets on the grass so that guests can really get relaxed.
Firstly, The Hanging Lantern Company recommends that hosts ask their guests to list any special dietary needs or food allergies when sending their RSVP. Secondly, a great idea to ensure a wide variety of food that has something delicious for everyone while keeping costs down is to have a pot luck party, where everyone brings a dish.
When it comes to the all-important BBQ, another tip is to have a meat thermometer on hand so there is no danger of the meat getting scorched while people relax. It’s also wise to have plenty of plates and aluminium foil on hand so that when the meat is ready it can be secured under foil to keep it warm for longer.
Rob Payne, owner of The Hanging Lantern Company, concluded: “With some key know-how such as creating a magical yet affordable wonderland by stringing up fairy lights and Chinese hanging lanterns, to tips on great food that isn’t a bother, an outdoor summer party can be fantastic without causing any stress.”