As we are all aware, summer is well and truly underway. And what does that mean? Why, party time, of course! If you’re planning a dazzling summer party but feel a little lost when it comes to inspiration, then look no further. Work that summer, and try an enchanting midsummer themed party. If you’re simply drawn by the idea but aren’t sure where to start then you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled a list of the ten essentials any magical midsummer party needs.
Lanterns come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing’s for sure – you need lanterns if you’re planning a midsummer party. Make your own really easily using tea light candles and some old jam jars.
Go super British and chuck bunting everywhere! Again, you can make your own really simply, and the best thing about this particular decoration is that it can be used time and time again. You could even make it a permanent fixture in your bedroom for a bit of everyday festivity.
Perhaps the defining feature of a midsummer party is bringing the outside in, or the inside out. Think an entire dining room set up in the garden, or luscious greenery and fresh flowers on every surface inside. It is this element that can make a midsummer party truly magical, so really go to town.
It’s all in the name, really, but fairy lights are a real must. If plug-in ones are tricky and can’t reach your garden, there are plenty of battery-operated and even solar-power fairy lights that work wonders outside, adorned to your favourite tree.
It kind of goes without saying, but flowers will really take your party up to that next level. If you can’t afford dozens of fresh flower arrangements, try using dead flowers for a slightly surreal feel, or even get crafty and make your own out of tissue paper. Basically, the brighter, the better.
Really go to town with the most beautiful cocktails you can find. In terms of flavour, think floral, fresh and summery. Anything with rose, anything with elderflower.
To make you and your guests feel at one with the magical surroundings, wear crowns! You can either make your own out of flexible branches from the garden, or you could even make it a part of the dress code that everyone wears some kind of fanciful headgear.
For when the party dwindles and the night air gets a little chilly, make sure you have plenty of blankets, cushions and throws around. Not only is this practical, it’ll look gorgeous and give a wonderfully chic festival vibe, too.
Rugs and Carpets
Much like the sift furnishings, having rugs outside in the garden will create a real warmth as the night goes on. What’s more, you’ll be bringing that inside out as well.
Last on the list is fresh food. Forget the usual sausage rolls and crisps, for a midsummer party you want fresh fruit and good quality meat, salads and pretty much anything home-made. It’ll just be the icing on the cake, so to speak.