We break down the key elements of a summer soiree outdoors and how you can share your flourishing garden with friends by incorporating herbs into your dishes and table decor!
Now that summer is here--we have been using our herb garden so much! We decided to throw a little dinner party al fresco style in early May before the weather got too terribly hot. With some greenery from the garden for the menu and the place settings--the entire evening felt earthy and effortless. We decided to keep it simple and not go overboard on the centerpieces--just focusing on the simplicity of the herbs on the white napkins and tieing in blue and green hues. We really wanted to throw a party that felt laid back but still celebratory--all while not breaking the bank.
Here are the key points we focused on:
We've all been there. You want to have friends over but also don't want to shell out tons of cash to put on a great evening. You could ask everyone to bring a dish but sometimes potlucks can turn weird and you end up with 4 different types of cuisines from around the world. Here's how you don't do that:
Creating a versatile menu is key in saving money and wowing you guests. We planned out our menu the week before and tried to use as many ingredients from our garden as we could. Here are a few tips below on how to create a standout menu:
The last but arguably the most important part of planning your dinner party is creating the perfect atmosphere for your guests. Here are a few key factors to consider:
And that's it! The key thing to remember is your guests will be delighted to enjoy a dinner al fresco no matter how perfectly it's planned--so don't stress and just enjoy the process!
To learn how to start your own herb garden visit our blog posts below.
How to Start an Herb Garden
How to Build a Raised Bed Garden
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed Cover