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What are some fun garden party ideas?

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Fun garden party ideas include decor emphasizing comfort and fresh flowers, a menu that includes fresh vegetables from the garden and great drinks for the guests. Creative centerpieces set a relaxing tone, and a fun dessert with summery colors ends the festivities well.

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What are some fun garden party ideas?
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A great garden party includes serving ware and centerpieces that echo the surroundings. Start with a shaded canopy to keep the food and the guests cool and comfortable. Use flowery and pastel-colored outdoor pillows on furniture for outdoor comfort. For platters, use terracotta planter dishes as trays and platters instead of the usual dinnerware. Use flowerpots as food covers by turning them upside down over the food.

For centerpieces, rely on items from the garden that can be eaten as well as displayed. A crudité centerpiece featuring several vegetables arranged nicely makes a delicious decoration. Flowers floating in small bowls of water arranged with floating votive candles are a lovely touch for an evening party.

Recipes for a garden party include eggplant and mint bruschetta, guacamole hummus and garden tomatoes stuffed with goat cheese. For libations, make white sangria using white wine, fresh fruit and mint, or make cocktails using vodka infused with ginger syrup and cucumbers. End the evening with a dessert sunflower cake constructed using mini cupcakes with orange and yellow frosting.

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