With spring in the air, it’s the perfect excuse to throw a garden party like this book-themed one. So take inspiration from nature (and a few tips from us) and get on your way to planning that spring fling.
- Setting: Choose an open, grassy area with both sunny and shady options. That way, as the party enters the second or third hour, your guests have a reprieve from those bright beams if they need one.
- Invitations: Think of an invitation as the first peek your recipient gets into your party. To tie in the book-theme with the garden, choose a library card wrapped in floral paper as the invite. To make things fun, require a spring dress or hat and create a hashtag so you can see everyone’s photos after.
- Table: Joining tables together for one long spread is an easy way to make a statement with the set-up. Add mis-matched vintage chairs for color and aesthetic and balance the florals with a runner made of book pages (a super easy and cost-effective option). If your table happens to be under a tree, string a chandelier and some vintage books to make things really magical.
- Menu: With most of the work going into decor and invites, take it easy on yourself here. A mimosa bar allows your guests to choose how to top off their bubbly (don’t forget to have a non-alcoholic option for those who don’t partake). Keeping with the self-serve idea, hire a waffle truck to come and do the cooking for you. Trust us, your party will be talked about long after it’s over!
- Photo booth: Add a touch of whimsy with a good backdrop. It adds another dimension to your party and gives your guests a fun activity. Because who doesn’t love a good photo op?
- Favors: Though your attendees will leave with happy tummies and storybook memories, it’s always nice to send them off with a little something. Simple spring candles tied with yarn pom poms are a great sentiment and leave them feeling loved long after it’s over.