Spring and Summer in Melbourne are the perfect seasons for an outdoor garden party.  If you are looking for some inspiration on how to put together a beautiful but simple garden party for your family or friends follow our step by step guide.

Welcome sign

Image – Style Me Pretty | Tracie Domino Events


Welcome your guests with a pretty sign.  Keep it simple or add lots of pretty flowers or foliage. A chalk board is perfect for creating your own welcome message.

Table setting

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Table Setting

Keep it simple, set your table and add flowers and tea light candles.  Personalise your place setting with a name tag.

event styling

Image – Style Me Pretty | Ann Johnston Events | Photography – Sposto Photography


event styling

 Image – Style Me Pretty | Photography – Wendy Laurel

Refreshment Station

A refreshment station can look amazing on your verandah or patio and can also save you time.   This will allow your guests to help themselves to drinks and nibbles.

bocce event styling

Image – Style Me Pretty |  Photography – Rebecca Yale Photography

Garden Lawn Games

Simple garden games, such as bocce and croquet are easy games to set up.  Add a sign on a post to display where your game is.  This helps to create a relaxed atmosphere for your guests.

Style Me Pretty

Image – Style Me Pretty | Photographer – Jose Villa Photography

Garden Nook

Who doesn’t love to sit and relax in the garden.  Place some garden furniture or cane chairs with a small table in the garden.  Create another place for guests to wander to and relax.

Event Styling

Image – Style Me Pretty Photography – Tory Williams Photography

pink blossom



We have a beautiful selection of fresh flowers available this time of year.  Fill vases of fresh flowers and foliage from the garden or to save time you can order some beautiful  bouquets of flowers from your local florist.

Tealight candles will create a relaxed mood and provide some soft lighting.  Use as many as you want, place them down the middle of your table setting or if you have stairs down into the garden they can light up your stairs.

Bunting and pom poms hung around the table or directly overhead will create a focal point.  Mix your colours and sizes of the pom poms or use the one colour.  Either way it will make for a great display.

Have fun entertaining in the warmer months and create a beautiful setting in your own home.  Do you have any tips or ideas for a garden party?