As the weather gets fine and we look ahead to milestones in the coming months – birthdays, retirements, anniversaries, graduations and weddings – a garden party stands out as an enduring, tried-and-true theme tradition for spring and summer. Evening events, indoors or out, are quite naturally seasonal candidates for a twilight or “midnight” garden party.
Planning just the right lighting will be particularly important for a garden party in the evening. You’ll want the lighting somewhat subdued for ambience, yet powerful enough for safety, especially along pathways and stairs.
Attach clear or multi-color twinkle or rope lights to stair handrails, banisters, trellises and garden gates.
Put out ShindigZ star luminaries, which are great for lining pathways and sitting pretty on tables. They are a good value and come in four colors. For convenience and an extra degree of safety, try our battery-operated LED Flickering Flame Tealights in the luminaries.
If wind may be an issue, place Mason jars inside your luminaries. Put sand in the bottoms for extra weight, to anchor the candles and to catch dripping wax for easier cleanup.
Give your old tiki torches a new look by wrapping them with ivy or floral garland.
Create a “moon” with a large round white lantern hung high.
Keep in mind as you plan the decorations that because it reflects the lighting, anything white will be a standout. A canopy, water feature, or centerpiece may be a spot where you will want to use white strategically for this reason.
Try contrasts by pairing the white with vivid color. For example, a deep red rose garland draped along a swag of white gossamer fabric or laced through white lattice will provide dramatic beauty.
Whatever your upcoming occasion, consider a twilight garden party theme — and visit ShindigZ for the best selection of garden party supplies!