Finally! Spring is in the air. March is the perfect time to get out in the yard and start planting a garden for the season. While some prefer to plant solo, like most everything else, gardening is so much better with a friend. That is why a garden party is a perfect activity for March.
Here are the perfect seeds to sow the seamless combination of springtime activities; gardening and getting together with close friends. These tips and tricks will show you how to host a garden party that is perfect for all.
Mingle Gardening Party
Get your friends together and get outside. Hosting a mingle garden party is a great way to get your friends out and about after the inevitable winter slumber. What better way to do that then to add some color to your world with gardening? Whether your friends want to help you with your garden or plant their own, this is a fun and cost-effective way to kick off the spring.
While you are enjoying the cultivation of perennial life, it is always a good idea to have a good drink to get you in the ‘spirit’. Fortunately, there are a few extra-special drinks to add to the mood:
- Rhubarb Martinis: Don’t knock it until you try it.
- Garden Party Cocktail: It’s all in the name.
- SoCal Cocktail: Infused with mint, this is one refreshing adult beverage.
Additionally, while kids are going to want to get dirty and messy, adults may feel differently. (This, of course, depends on your friends). Yet, for the most part, it is a good idea to have gloves and basic gardening tools. Also, these items make great Garden Party Decorations.
“Sprout” Kids-Themed Party
Sprout was a children’s themed collection of shows that was focused on cultivating and expanding children’s minds. The shows were not all garden related, specifically, yet, the overtones of cartoon gardens were everywhere. Sprout is also the perfect theme for a children’s garden party.
Much like the channel itself, a Sprout Garden Party allows the host to use their imagination. Here are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing:
Food: For the food, think about what might be grown in the garden. (Plus, picnics are OK too!) Yet, when contemplating your growing list of tasty treats, pair the ideas with a range of different food. Here are some great outside the box ideas that kids can help create.
Dirt-Cups are an easy and delicious dessert that everyone will love.
Butterfly Snack Bags are an inventive, healthy way to have fun with your food.
Fruit Flowers are adorable, delicious, and really help to bring the theme of the Garden Party full-circle.
Kids are going to want to take their gardening home with them. Thus, it is fun to have them decorate their flower pot. This can be done with basically any craft supplies and is subject to the imagination of the child. The host can provide paint, glue, glitter, stickers, and twine for decorating. (If they want to use markers to draw or write on their flower pot, an adult should help them one-on-one.)
After the kids have created their masterpiece, it is time for the gardening to officially begin. Give each child potting soil and a flower (or a few) depending on the size. After every child has their supplies, instruct the kids, step by step, how to plant their flower. Once they are all finished, line them up to look like a garden and take a group picture with the kids standing behind it.
Kids need an outlet for their energy and as much fun as a garden party can be, it can have its downtime. Instead of going crazy trying to keep kids entertained and engaged every second, set up a bounce house. This is the perfect outdoor activity that is contained in one spot but is sure to help expel excess energy. Plus, it is super-duper fun.
There are many ways, for both adults and children to enjoy a classic garden party. The colors, the overall sense of growth, new beginnings, blossoming and imagination are alive and well within this springtime theme. So, what are you waiting for? Get your friends together and create something beautiful together.