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How To Host A Beautiful Garden Party In Victoria

What happens when a team of event decorators finds themselves with a bevy of beautiful garden party decorations? Well, they host a garden party, of course!

That’s what happened here recently after we hosted a Master Floral Decorating Class for our staff. We found ourselves with gorgeous floral arrangements, our complete Party Mood inventory at our fingertips, and good company – all the necessary ingredients for a great morning.

Our Garden Party was surprisingly easy to pull off. If you’d like tips on how to create your own, keep reading!

Tip 01. Use Florals Generously

We found ourselves overflowing with bouquets and garlands for our Victoria Garden Party because we’d just spent the morning ‘in class’ with Stephanie Hayes of Les Fleurs, who helped advance our staff’s knowledge of floral design. But I always love incorporating lots of greenery and florals into my wedding and event decor.

And you don’t have to be a ‘professional’ to make your own parties look good. When simple arrangements are paired with the right vases, they can still have quite an impact. And consider weaving bouquets along your table, like we did here, to create a garland-like effect. Don’t be afraid to get creative – flowers are so pretty, you really can’t go wrong!

Floral decoration tablescape and food for a Garden Party themed event by Victoria Event Planner Party Mood

Party Mood rentals pictured here: Wooded Cutting Boards and Wooded Bread Basket.

Brass candle stick holder with florals for a Garden Party event decoration by event planner Party Mood

Party Mood rentals pictured here: Brass Candlestick.

Naturally Shed Antlers Available for Rent

Expect the unexpected at a Garden Party, like flowers paired with naturally shed antlers!

Gold Compote Pots available for rent in Victoria BC

Party Mood rentals pictured here: Gold Compote Pots, which are very on-trend and lovely for displaying your pretty flowers.

If you’re intimidated to decorate with flowers, then consider ‘faking it to make it’ with some pretty faux options. Stunning and so lifelike, these aren’t your mother’s fake flowers – and they can really add a professional-looking touch to any summer party.

white garland rental in victoria bc

Pictured here: Creamy 6′ Garland rental, on our White Writing Table. Even prettier in person!

These Rose Balls are so pretty, especially for summer events outdoors.

Tip 02. Fun Table Settings

Garden Party decorations don’t have to be complicated. Having some fun table settings is a really easy way to add fun and whimsy to your picnic. We adorned our lunch table with centerpieces, our new brass candlesticks, some beautiful glassware and pitchers, and gold cutlery.

I am predicting that yellow will start to be used more in weddings next year. So I incorporated lots of yellow into my design to showcase how to use bright yellow in a pretty way.

floral decor in Victoria garden party

Party Mood rentals pictured here: Wooden Bread Basket, Amber Glasses (available in a variety of colours!), Luxury Gold Cutlery.

Even your drinks can get in on the decorating action, especially in the summer when fun, fruit punches are a Garden Party must. Party Mood products featured here: Amber Glasses, Oblong White Dish with 4 Side Dishes, Free Standing White Doors (a lovely photo-op for rustic themed weddings), and our “Charlotte” White Dresser.

place setting at a party in victoria

This not-so-mellow yellow is so bright and charming and works lovely as a base colour when used in the right way.  Corsages offer a light touch, and it looks beautiful paired with our gold cutlery.

garden party decorations in victoria

And make sure you have pretty glasses worthy of all your pretty drinks!

glass rental for victoria bc

glass rental for victoria bc

And our favourite thing about our new Vintage Indiana glassware rental collection? It comes in this beautiful rainbow of colours!

Tip 03. Easy Food

Keep your Garden Party light and breezy by keeping your food light and breezy. We kept our menu as seasonal and simple as possible. Nothing too fancy, our berries and appetizers provided lots of atmosphere, and of course were tasty, too.

picnic table at our garden party

Tip 04. Good Company!

Decorate all you want – your event is only going to be as fabulous as the people you invite. Thankfully, we have a great team here at Party Mood, and therefore, we had a great group of women for our morning. Of course, when your garden party decorations are all hand-selected by party planners, it’s going to look good. But thanks to Anna, Courtney, Angie, Hannah, and Stephanie, it was a truly lovely time. Thanks, Ladies!

If you’re interested in planning a Garden Party in the Victoria area this summer, check out our complete rental store.

Need a little more help? Don’t hesitate to get in touch — hello@pmood.flywheelsites.com!



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