Get the summer playlist on, pour your favourite cocktails and have a laugh with your loved ones!  

The past year has made us adapt to being at home more than usual. Our homes are no longer just homes, but they are also restaurants, spas and bars. We are living during unprecedented times, so having a form of escapism on our doorsteps is more important than ever.  

Whilst the weather is still on our side, why not host your own garden cocktail party? There is no better way to spend the summer evenings than chilling in your garden with friends and family! You can host a cocktail party any time of year, but who doesn’t love socialising in the garden on a hot summer evening with a cocktail in hand?

We’ve compiled a list of the essentials you’ll need to make your party a success… 

Comfortable Seating

Every garden needs a comfortable place to sit, and our S/S 2021 range is absolutely perfect for socializing. The range is bespoke and made in Great Britain, ensuring quality and precision with every piece. We have a variety of pieces to choose from, depending on the size of your garden. Choose from the 1 seat chair, the 2 seat chair or the 3 seat chair to suit your needs. Every piece is comfortable as well as stylish- guaranteed to make your guests ask where you found such incredible furniture. Our seats are supplied with cushions and you can choose which colour to receive: platinum, steel or slate. We also have a selection of tables which are perfect for displaying food and drinks. Take a look at our full S/S 2021 garden furniture range and be sure to tag us on Instagram @theorangecompanyuk so we can share the love! 

Drinks

If you like pina coladas then make sure you have your pineapple juice at the ready! What better time to practice your cocktail making skills than at a garden party with your loved ones? Make sure you have your favourite drinks handy, as well as lots of ice and garnishes to keep your guests happy. Although you’ll predominantly be serving alcoholic cocktails, its always good to cater to everyone. Be sure to make mocktails as well as cocktails so that everyone feels included- vibrant mocktails can be great to serve to any children attending your party as it ensures they don’t feel left out but still have lots of fun. You can have lots of fun mixing traditional cocktail recipes, or you could even create your own! We’re big fans of the classic mojito, tropical pina colada and the iconic cosmopolitan.

Friends and Family

The most important thing you can have at your garden cocktail party is your loved ones. The past year has been difficult for everyone, and for a lot of us it made us realise what is truly important in life. Invite friends and family of all ages and make some memories! Make sure you have a camera handy too so you can capture these memories and remember them. You could even set up a selfie booth with props to encourage guests to snap some entertaining pictures. A popular idea at parties is having a guest book handy- they’re no longer reserved just for weddings! Get your guests to write funny messages and even stick their selfies next to the messages- not only is this a fun activity but its a great way to preserve memories.

Are you ready to host your garden cocktail party? Make sure you tag on Instagram @theorangecompanyuk if you decide to throw your own party- we’d love to see your photos!