Fashion, Food, Florals and Décor
Written By: Christian Potter Garden Party Guru
Summer is on the way! That means fresh flowers, summer dresses and, of course, endless cocktails. A garden party is just what the doctor ordered. Once you have all the right ingredients, you will just need to host the event. We all have a little inner Martha Stewart waiting to come out, so why not host the perfect garden party and show off all of your hosting talents to your friends? This quick guide will give you the five must haves to create an enchanted garden party your guests will never forget.
For a movable feast: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams offer a range of accessories that bring ease and sophistication to entertaining. The airy and elegant Melrose bar cart conveniently displays their decadent decanters and barware. Want to take things outside? A brass-framed hurricane lamp protects your candle’s warm glow from the breeze. And for the looks alone, try adding one of their colorful agate geodes or a strategically-placed gold knot.
1661 W Sunflower Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92704
No garden party would be complete without flowers– The more flowers the better! Bloomers Flowers in La Jolla, CA has the best selection any garden party host could ask for. For a garden party, Bloomers recommends adding an organic feel to the arrangements with very loose and airy stylizing. Maybe Hydrangeas in a light pink or blue, mixed with tulips and peonies in an array of pastel colors. Place the flowers in rustic containers, varied in size, down the middle of the tables accented with votive candles. To help keep your beautiful flowers fresh, especially the hydrangeas, make sure the stems are freshly cut and away from the sun until right before your guests arrive. This will ensure that your flowers look garden party ready.
7520 Eads Ave Ste 1
La Jolla, CA 92037
Every girl needs a new dress for the occasion. Don’t hesitate to give your guests a dress code. Blue Eyed Girl has an awesome selection of dresses and other clothes for gals attending your garden party. The Flynn Skye Poppy Mini and the For Love and Lemons Rosalita Mini Dress are the perfect outfits for this summer party. Dressing for the occasion is a must. No outfit is complete without accessories, either, and Blue Eyed Girl has what you are looking for to complete the look. From necklaces to shimmery temporary tattoos, you will be the hostess with the most killer attire.
Village at La Floresta
3381 E Imperial Hwy D2
Brea, CA 92823
One must not forget the cocktails! A garden party needs a handcrafted Hendrick’s Gin concoction to spice up the event. How about a French 75 to start? Veuve Clicquot champagne, Hendrick’s Gin and a splash of lemon juice is the perfect welcome to any garden party. Up for something a bit spicier? Try Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur which is made from dried poblano peppers and is a great way to spice up the night.
The food you choose will make or break the evening. Why bother with cooking when you can have Yalla Mediterranean food cater your affair? The food you choose needs to represent your theme in some way. For this garden party, Yalla recommends things like Hummus, Baba Ganoush, and Pita to start. Moving onto the main course: Build your own Chicken and Steak wraps and leave your guest satisfied and filled. Add on a few Yalla sides like Beet salad and Tabouli and you may just be competing to be the star of the evening.
12420 Seal Beach Blvd
Seal Beach, CA 90740
The perfect ending to your garden party are hand created desserts from Pandor Bakery. A little raspberry fruit tart for every guest with some extra macrons to pass around the table and some eclairs will leave your guests in awe of how you pulled off the perfect garden party. You will throw an evening so enchanting and elegant that your guests will be asking you for your expert hosting secrets long after they leave.
Westcliff Plaza Shopping Center
1126 A Irvine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660