Garden Party Ideas

Homemade Party Decorations and Favors

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These Garden Party Ideas, with lots of Homemade Party Decorations will make your garden party special!

Planning a party in the garden?

You've found the right page for lots of garden party ideas to make it special, including homemade invitations, garden party favors,and more. A garden tea is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors, so here are some ideas to get you started.

A Beautiful Table

You don't need anything elaborate, a picnic table will do, if that's all you have! Spruce up any table with a pretty tablecloth.

For a lovely centerpiece Fill an antique birdcage with flowers. Tie some flowing organdy ribbons to the top of the cage.

The chairs at the table can be decorated with garlands of fresh flowers or white netting. Wrap a piece of lace or ribbon around the chairback, and tie into a bow.(blanket binding found in craft stores work well for this)

Fresh Flowers in a vase make a nice centerpiece. Be creative, use a decorative tea pot, or even a small watering can for a vase. Just about anything garden related would make an appropriate vase.

Garden Party Ideas to Decorate the Garden

Make a garland of flowers (roses, baby's breath, peonies,etc) and hang it on the garden gate.

Large Ribbon bows tied along a fence with a rose or peony flower inserted into the bow adds a decorative touch. keep the flowers fresh by inserting them in tiny water vials

Garden Party Ideas on Lighting

If the party is after dark, string small white lights along the fence,along the buffet table, in the shrubs, around the arbor, and anywhere they will add a festive touch.

Bamboo torches, luminaries (votive candles inserted in sand inside open paper bags), paper lanterns all work well.

Hot glue a few pressed flowers to the sides of a canning jar, then insert a votive candle in the jar. (very pretty at night)

Fragrant Punch Bowl Wreath

Having punch at your garden party? Why not dress up the punch bowl with some clever garden party ideas?

You will need:

  • Fresh Herbs and Flowers
  • 2 blocks Florist's Foam
  • 1 tray
  • Sharp Knife
  • 1 wire Wreath Ring

Cut florists foam in half. Make indentations on the foam by firmly pressing into the wreath ring. Remove ring from foam. With a sharp knife, cut the foam out along the indentations so it will fit into the ring. Place foam in warm water and let it soak up as much water as possible. Place sections into the wreath ring. Place on tray to collect any water that drips.

Insert your cut flowers/herbs/leaves into the foam. Start with greenery, and add roses, and larger flowers,then fill in bare spots with smaller flowers and sprigs of baby's breath or more greenery. Be sure to cover the foam completely, inside and out. Keep the wreath moist by misting lightly with water as you work.

When you are finished, keep your centerpiece wreath refrigerated until ready to place on the table. It should stay fresh for about a week, depending on what you used for flowers and or herbs.

see the recipe below for a sparkling garden punch! And more garden party ideas!

Cinnamon Tea Fruit Punch Garden Party Ideas

You will need:

  • 15 cups water
  • 6 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 6 oz can frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 12 cinnamon herbal teabags
  • 5-6 cinnamon sticks
  • Lemon and orange slices for garnish

Steep cinnamon herbal tea in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove teabags and discard. Add remaining ingredients except for lemon and orange slices. Heat, until dissolved,stirring well. Float lemon and orange slices on top of punch.

Flower Centerpiece

Need some garden party ideas to decorate your table? Using a medium size clay pot (8x4), cut a block of florist's foam to fit snugly inside the pot. Cover the surface of the foam with some green moss. Start by inserting some greenery such as ferns into the foam, then using flowers with stiff stems, and working from the middle outward (taller ones in the center,) continue inserting flowers. Add some smaller flowers to the edges, and to fill empty spots.

Twist strands of raffia ribbon together, and tie around the rim of the pot. Be sure to put a saucer under the pot, and water your lovely centerpiece bouquet!


Float fresh Roses, Gardenias, or Peony flowers in water in a shallow clear glass bowl

Rosebud and Pearl Garland

you will need:

  • 1 cup whole Dried Rosebuds
  • 3feet strong thread
  • 36 faux Pearls
  • small needle with a large eye

Make a loop for hanging at one end of the thread. Thread the needle through the other end of the thread, push needle through a rosebud (side to side, not front to back) Slide threaded rosebud to the end of the string. Next add a pearl, and slide down next to the rosebud.Repeat until you've used all the rosebuds and pearls. Tie another loop in the other end of thread.

Your rosebud and pearl garland is ready to hang. You can make this garland as long (or short) as you wish, according to where you want to use it. You could also vary the look of it by adding little bows, or bits of lace. Let the creative juices flow!

Garden Party Favors

Plan ahead for this one

Save flower seeds from your garden. Use decorative colored paper, or pieces of wallpaper. Cut paper into small enough pieces, that you can fold into an envelope. Glue together, leaving the top open. When glue dries, fill with flower seeds, fold top down and fasten with scotch tape. You could use some small sticky labels, and write the names of the seeds on the package, or leave blank for a flower surprize! Put 2-3 little flower packets in decorative tea cups, tie a bow on the handle. Search flea markets/ tag sales or garage sales for pretty tea cups.

More Garden Party Favors

Plan Ahead! Purchase some tiny clay flower pots, fill with potting mix, and plant a sprig of parsley. Place in a sunny windowsil, and keep watered until party time. If you plan for this 2-3 weeks before the party, the parsley should be a nice size. Cut out a small piece of cardstock, punch a hole in the top, and paint/stencil or stamp (whatever works best for you) the word Parsley on it. Thread a piece of ribbon through it and tie it on to the handle of the cup.

More garden party ideas to come! Check back often as I share more ideas!

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