Celebrate the end of summer by throwing a backyard party with your friends + family while you’ve still got the weather!
We asked Teri from The Lovely Drawer to design free party printables including everything from a homemade invitation to crafty decorations for your food table to help get the party started + share her essential ingredients to the perfect garden party!
1 . Plan ahead + get the date in your guest’s diaries!
“Start planning as far in advance as possible so your guests can have some warning. Once you know who’s coming you can start planning food and drink and gathering together some decor bits and pieces at a leisurely pace. Party planning without the pressure!”
2. Avoid themes
“Decide on a ‘feel’ for your party. Do you want it to be fresh and minimal, fun and bright, rustic, cosy or pretty and feminine? You’ll know what feel suits your style most and once you’ve got that sorted, you can work out what food, drink and decor you want to have.”
3. Keep it simple
“Remember the key ingredients for the perfect back yard party are friends, dry weather, good music, fun decor and an abundance of food and refreshing drinks. It doesn’t have to be complicated – outdoor parties are all about creating a relaxed atmosphere. Small aesthetic touches and tasty food will be what people remember, aside from the great conversation of course.”
Personalize the table settings with these FREE printable place names. Click here to download.
Teri from The Lovely Drawer is a designer, illustrator, stylist + crafter. Originally trained in print and surface pattern design, she works as a freelance designer from her little London flat. Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
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Photos: Teri Muncey