How to Host a Dream Garden Party

“Lets have a garden party. Lettuce turnip the beet”

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When you’re confined to a 500 sq foot condo in the city outdoor space is typically limited to  a concrete slab with a few measly planters, some folding chairs & hundreds of peering eyeballs from neighbouring units. Not exactly intimate. So when Wayfair Canada approached me about collaborating on a Blog Post featuring Dream Garden Party Essentials I immediately took this as an opportunity to live out all of my wildest home garden fantasies. 

Garden Party Essentials with Wayfair Canada 

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The words “fairy” & “whimsical” almost immediately came to mind when I began brainstorming the type of vibe I wanted my fictional Garden Party to emulate. But to generate a cohesive, organized party I first needed to create a framework to centre my Dream Garden Party inspirations around, so I drew up general guidelines from which I could later expand on. ** Insert guidelines for your viewing convenience below!!!! **

1. Mix Neutrals with Vibrant Pops of Colour & Metallic – I love using a neutral base for larger, more prominent staples (ie. conversation sets, picnic tables etc.) & contrasting them with vibrant or metallic accent pieces like tabletop torches, lanterns, pillows & outdoor carpets!  Mix up the fabrics, materials & colours of items (try not to go too matchy-matchy) for a truly fun, whimsical feel!

2. Use Products in an Unconventional Way – This is one of the easiest ways to establish a touch of whimsy to your Dream Garden Party. Try using products in an unexpected or unconventional way to give your soiree more of a fun, playful vibe. I love the idea of filling decorative birdcages (typically used for table decor) with flowers & hanging them from trees in your backyard or using a wheelbarrow plant stand as a bar cart. The options are endless if you think a little bit outside of the box!

3. Add Bohemian Touches – Bohemian & whimsical pretty much go hand in hand. Incorporating Bohemian pieces like the Cottle Hanging Rope Chair or a Glass Hanging Planter Set creates a breezy, whimsical yet elegant atmosphere for your Garden Party Guests!

4. Add Entertainment Value – What’s a party without entertainment? Incorporate outdoor garden games like croquet or larger than life Jenga into your Garden Party. Not only will this give your guests something to do, but these outdoor games also bring the nostalgia factor in a major way!

Okay so once you’ve established a broader, more holistic picture of how you want your Garden Party to go down, you’ll have a super easy time searching the Wayfair Canada database for products that would help channel your oh, so beautiful vision!

Below are the products that I personally fell in love with for my Dream Garden Party!

conversation setsCearley Modular Sectional with Cushions //
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bistro setsRoyal Crown 3 Piece Bistro Set //
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patio tablesCedar Log Picnic Table //
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patio umbrellas10′ Cantilever Umbrella //
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swing chairs and hammock chairsCottle Hanging Rope Swing Chair //
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outdoor rugsHand-Hooked Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug //
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outdoor pillowsMoroccan Outdoor Throw Pillow //
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decorative torchesMini Maui Tabletop torch //
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outdoor lantersDistressed Iron and Glass Lantern //
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string lightsRound String Lights// 
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gazebosMetal Patio Gazebo //
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trellisesDeer Park Steel Trellis //
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garden stoolsGlazed Ceramic Garden Stool //
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planter pots5-Piece Glass Hanging Planter Set //
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elevated plantersWheelbarrow Plant Stand //
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picnic basketsWindsor Picnic Basket //
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yard games6 Player Combo Croquet Game Set //
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decorative objects3 Piece Bird Cage Set //
More Decorative Objects

 

What are some of your favourite Garden Party Tips?!

Brit

Pssssst…. I was NOT paid for this post, & I do not make any commission or money from links within this post! I simply wanted to collaborate with Wayfair & I LOVE their products! All opinions are my own. 

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