The warm days and cool, relaxing evenings in spring are the perfect conditions to invite your nearest and dearest for an outdoor cocktail party. From a dormant space in the winter, your backyard becomes the ideal venue for intimate social gatherings and special occasions.
Whether you are commemorating an important milestone or you want to have a splendid time with family and friends, a simple yet sophisticated cocktail party is the perfect way to celebrate while being surrounded by the blossoming beauty of spring. Here are ways to throw an effortlessly elegant cocktail party in spring.
Choose a date
With clear skies and abundant sunlight comes a hectic schedule for many of us. We all want to take advantage of the perfect weather, so outings are commonplace in spring. If you want a well-attended event, don’t forget to choose a date and time. Inform your guests about your cocktail party weeks beforehand so that they can organise their calendars. You’re not the only one throwing parties, so it’s always best to notify your guests ahead of time rather than sending last-minute invitations.
When you set a date, it becomes easier to plan when you have suppliers and vendors. However, it can be challenging to find a catering company that can serve you on such short notice. It would be best if you also had ample time to develop a bespoke design and choose cocktail party decorations that will complement your outdoor space. So, make sure to plan at least two weeks ahead of time so you don’t end up stressing at your party.
Flower arrangements add an elegant touch
Cocktail parties typically feature small tables spread out throughout your outdoor space. It may seem challenging to decorate with flowers, but fresh blooms will add that revitalising atmosphere your guests will surely appreciate. You can obtain the services of a local florist for bespoke flower arrangements, but make sure to request flower arrangements that are of the right scale. A stunning but huge flower centrepiece will end up looking tacky, out of place, and take up much of the tablespace. Keep your flower arrangements low and tight to avoid blocking your guests’ view.
Choose a festive colour scheme
Selecting a colour scheme for a spring-themed, outdoor cocktail party shouldn’t be all that hard. Colours that complement the different shades of green will add a festive vibe to your space. Consider your key decorating elements when choosing a colour scheme as well.
An effective way to do this is by choosing one lead colour with two supporting shades. You want your outdoor venue to look fresh and seamless. The right colour scheme will also help you select the right decor to tie up the overall design. Remember that an elegant party is defined by the organisation and how small and large pieces complement each other.
These three easy tips are excellent starting points for planning an effortlessly chic spring cocktail party. The right date, decor, and colour scheme will surely elevate your party.