After spending much of the last year inside, we’re savouring moments outside this summer. And what better way to celebrate than surrounded by summer blooms with a quintessentially British, botanical-themed garden party.
Whether you’re hosting a hen party, birthday celebration or just because, we’re here to help you host something special this summer.
Here’s our top tips on how to host an elegant summer garden party!
The gin and tonics!
Name a more iconic drink for a summer garden party than the gin and tonic. A fun way to up your garden party game is with your own outside DIY gin and tonic bar.
Here’s how you can set up your own garden gin bar
Which garnishes to choose
A great garnish should either contrast the complex flavours of your gin, or work with the botanicals to accentuate flavours.
Here are a few of our favourite garnishes
Tip: A fun way to garnish your garden party gin and tonics while keeping them cool is with botanical ice cubes. Whether you’re using fresh fruit, herbs or dried botanicals like juniper berries or rose petals, the possibilities are endless! Simply chop up your favourite garnishes small and freeze into an ice cube tray. Your garden party guests will love them!
If you’re looking for a special cocktail to serve your guests, continue reading!
The perfect garden party cocktail!
Red Door Apple & Elderflower Collins
Combining gin, lemon, sugar syrup and sparkling water, a Tom Collins is a deliciously citrussy cocktail for summer days. Our Red Door take on a Collins combines elderflower cordial and cloudy apple juice for a refreshing, floral cocktail. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy surrounded by beautiful botanicals at your garden party.
Whatever the occasion, make your garden party a moment to remember by organising some activities for your guests. Here are a few of our suggestions
For every moment, there is a perfect playlist. Which is why we’ve accompanied each of our Red Door Moments with a Spotify playlist to help create the perfect atmosphere for your occasions.
Whatever activities you decide to organise, some background music will create a relaxed summer garden party atmosphere for you and your guests.
We’ve compiled a playlist of soothing summer songs, ideal easy listening for a balmy summer afternoon in the garden.
Don’t forget to tag us in your summer garden party photos on social media using the hashtag #RedDoorMoments.