16 Pretty Garden Party Ideas to Celebrate Spring
Outdoor Garden Party Table Setting
Keep your spring party light and airy with linen table coverings and simple white dinner plates. Use simple glass vessels to create a modern look that shows off an assortment of cut leafy greens and vegetables. Finish each place setting with a young baby carrot or radish. Fill the spaces between the fresh veggies with bottles of white wine or rosé.
Spring Flower Centerpiece
Create a sumptuous centerpiece with soft spring blooms. Choose one flower, like these peonies, to create an easy yet elegant garden party centerpiece. A rustic glass pitcher makes an elegant vessel.
Spring Bulbs Table Settings
Spring blooms, like the potted hyacinths shown here, inspired the tablescape for this simple outdoor garden party. Guests can take the pots home post-party and plant the bulbs when they're done flowering.
Indoor Garden Party Theme: Ferns
There's no better way to celebrate spring than with a fern-inspired fete. A couple of super-simple projects plus a delicious thyme-infused cocktail and spring has sprung!
Indoor Garden Party Table Setting
This indoor garden party idea brings bold blooms inside! Set your table by mixing fresh purples and yellos with natural tones and textures. Delicate cut iris flowers with a floral pattern create gorgeous contrast against simple white vases. Linen napkins keep the look light and fresh while adding a hint of color.
Garden Party Centerpiece Idea
For a creative garden themed party centerpiece, display fresh cut tulips inside tall clear vases. Simply add water to the bottom and layer in the stems. Let guests take the fresh flowers home when the party's over.
Garden Party Appetizer: Tea Sandwiches
Colorful, edible flowers, such as nasturtiums and cornflowers, transform simple tea sandwiches into elegant party food. You can find edible flowers in your grocery store.
Editor's Tip: Tossing edible flowers into cocktails or using them to top desserts is one of our favorite easy plant party ideas.
Garden Party Appetizer: Veggie Platter
Pair fresh spring vegetables with homemade dips for your garden feast. We love how deep endive leaves complement the green sugar snap peas on the platter. Keep the stems on your fresh tomatoes and radishes for a rustic look.
Editor's Tip: Serving your garden theme party food family-style is a great way to encourage guests to mingle.
Garden Party Cocktail: Hibiscus Punch
Plant Party Centerpiece: Fern Fronds
Ruffled bird's nest fern fronds from the florist compose an unexpected bouquet. Single plant fronds of any type work just as well when bunched together to fill out the container and stand upright. Ferns are a good way to stretch your budget, and they last much longer than flowers.
Garden Party Place Setting
Continue the garden party theme to your dishes! Whimsical cabbage dinner plates add a touch of fun to your table decor. Display them with blush pink glasses and simple white chargers.
Garden Party Dinner: Sheet-Pan Chicken with Peaches and Tomatoes
Garden Party Cocktail: Strawberry-Basil Smash
A plant-themed party needs a fresh cocktail and this strawberry sipper fits the bill. Mix up a base syrup and let guests customize their drinks with vodka, wine, or sparkling water. Add sliced strawberries and fresh basil leaves for garnishing.
Garden Theme Party Food: Zucchini Pizza Tacos
Delicate zucchini blossoms are the star of these grilled tacos. Load them up with ricotta cheese, shaved red onions, and a zesty red pepper sauce.
Garden Party Dessert: Lemon Verbena Ice Cream Pie
Gardening Theme Party Favors
Send your guests home with the promise of freshly grown flowers. These cute seed packets are easy to make—and they make great party favors, too! We chose zinnia seeds, which are simple to grow.