How to throw a garden party fit for the royals

As the Royal Wedding draws closer and the English weather is warming up, there is every reason to be outside celebrating. Whether you’re planning on hosting a barbecue or gathering friends for a couple of drinks, why not make the most of the sun and create your own royal wedding garden party?

The highly anticipated ‘Megha’ wedding is the talk of the nation at the moment, with non-stop guesses and bets on what the flowers, dress and everything in-between will be like. If you’re looking to join the fun, then continue reading for our top tips on how to create a garden party fit for a royal.

Outdoor furniture

If you’re planning to spend a lot of time outside socialising, it’s necessary to have some comfy furniture to welcome your guests. High-quality outdoor furniture can be a lifelong investment, so choose carefully. With so much choice nowadays, it can be hard to figure out what you need or where to begin looking. These garden furniture sets from Wyevale Garden Centres range from bold-coloured metal sets to casual corner sofas and rattan chairs, so there’s something for everyone!



No event is complete without a great range of party food. While the royal wedding budget might cater for more than a handful of burgers and sausages, there’s no reason why you can’t step it up a notch without breaking the bank. M&S has a great selection of luxury canapes, while Waitrose is heralding English roots with finger foods like these mini Yorkshire puddings.



What should you be drinking? Well, if William and Kate’s wedding is anything to go by, you’ll want to be investing in a great sparkling rosé, ideal for quenching your thirst on a hot summer’s day. If you’re not a pink wine person, a great bottle of prosecco or champagne would tie in nicely with the nature of the event: it is a celebration, after all.


Decorations and flowers

What’s a party without decorations? Summer weddings are always colourful, whether that’s the range of guest outfits or the flowers lining the way. Rumour has it Miss Markle’s favourite flowers are peonies—mainly white, pink and coral—so head to your local market to find these royal gems.

If you’re looking to step it up a bit, you can’t go wrong with co-ordinated bunting, napkins and balloons to tie everything together—Hobbycraft has a great range.

Whether you’re planning on going all-out for the celebration or you’re planning on a lower-key affair, use our guide to cover all the bases of what makes a great garden party this summer!

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