Garden PartyShabby-chic Style Landscape, Surrey
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2. Remember the games and DIY crafts. We may not all do crafts or play games in our spare time, but there’s something about a camp theme that makes a DIY friendship bracelet or game of Jenga sound appealing. Guests of all ages will enjoy making something to commemorate the day. Sheofsky says it’s especially useful to have these activities on hand for a party that includes kids (so choose your crafts and games accordingly). A tent or shade structure keeps the gear corralled and the participants out of the sun, and it reinforces the camp theme. Sheofsky suggests putting down blankets, floor cushions and beanbag chairs — perfect for lounging or when kids need a midafternoon nap.
6. Create a kids’ area. It’s a good idea to give children a designated seating spot of their own. It will keep them safely out of the way of the barbecue and free up seats for the grown-ups. This Moroccan-style picnic tent is perfect as a shaded den and can be set up with rugs, pillows and blankets.