A garden party is a great way to bring everyone together, whether it is extended family, friends or neighbors! You can throw an extravagant party for a celebration or just for a fancier get together, or you can keep it casual and host a potluck garden party where everyone pitches in with food and some pressure is taken off the hosts. It’s a great way to socialize with adults, and have the kids play with some friends- plus the children can get involved in the cooking, or making some decorations before the guests arrive.
Eating outside all together is wonderful to both enjoy the fresh air and one another’s company. If you don’t fancy dinner outside, what about a nice glass of wine or cup of tea once the kids are in bed. It’s a great space to unwind and just enjoy. To ensure you are truly comfortable in your space, I highly recommend investing in some nice, comfortable outdoor furniture, which is often the most neglected furniture in the home but makes a massive difference and encourages all the family to spend more time outside. The current trend for beautiful Italian garden furniture, such as that offered by Unopiu, seems only to be becoming more popular as quality garden chairs and tables are finally coming into focus. As long as the furniture is inviting and comfortable, the family will surely nestle in! You can even bring some comfort from indoors outside with a garden sofa and a warm blanket why not snuggle together and watch a movie.
Your window boxes are definitely a very visible part of your garden, so refreshing them is a great activity that you can enjoy solo or turn into an activity with the kids. Add some color with lavender or geranium. Or if you have a partly shaded space, why not beautiful Begonia. Gardening may seem like a lot of work, but it can be a great way for the kids to get their hands dirty, and not all plants and flowers require a huge amount of upkeep.
A hammock makes for the perfect reading nook, nap spot or just a relaxation space. If you have two sturdy trees in your backyard you can hang one up there, between other sturdy structures, or simply invest in a hammock that comes with its own frame.