Create a classic scene from Italy, Greece or Rome. Cover a wall with gossamer - sold in a range of colors, widths and patterns – and let tissue paper butterflies flit across the surface. Repeat the butterfly theme in your centerpieces, napkin rings or place settings. A garden party theme is a great look, indoors or out, as well as one that makes it easy to take advantage of things you already have. A backyard won’t need much decoration. Simply add festive tablecloths and silk flower centerpieces and you’re set. Or use real plants and let guests take them home. For indoor venues, Shindigz offers a complete Mediterranean scene set, as well as individual pieces such as garden paths, streetlights and trees. A balloon tree is a great touch for more whimsical affairs.
Once your garden party is over, make sure you pack the decorations away with care. You’ll find yourself turning to them again and again over the years for events from baby or bridal showers to casual weddings. Throw a literal garden party and teach ecology as you entertain, letting small guests pot their own plants and take one home when they leave. The garden party decorations also are an instant cure when a case of “I’m bored” syndrome hits the kids. Simply decorate your patio and invite them for a tasteful and tasty tea.