18 Garden Party Ideas for the Ultimate Spring Celebration

'Tis the season for tea parties in the garden! Here's how to host a sweet outdoor celebration this spring.

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Shades of Blue Interiors/Design Sponge/Baked Bree

Warm days and comfortably cool evenings are made for entertaining outside. This season, utilize your outdoor space, whether a cottage-style garden or a small backyard, by hosting a garden tea party. The spring party theme is perfect for a beautiful bridal shower, Easter party, Mother's Day brunch, and more. From floral arrangements and table decorations to fun finger foods and spring cocktail recipes, here's how to host a gorgeous garden party.

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Garden Party Table Setting

Pretty pink glassware and flowers help each garden party place setting feel special. Plus, the floral napkin rings on each plate are so elegant, no one will guess they're made from shower rings.

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Design Sponge
Garden Tea Party Centerpiece

We can't think of a more fitting centerpiece for a garden tea party than a teapot filled with flowers.

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Sweet Tea Sangria Spring Cocktail

What's better than sweet tea and sangria? A cocktail that combines both! This refreshing spring drink recipe is the perfect punch for your garden tea party.

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Floral Ice Cubes

Better yet, make ice cubes with edible flowers to pretty up drinks and drive home the garden party theme.

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Simon Bevan
Spring Nest Centerpiece

Make a colorful spring nest to adorn your outdoor table, a fitting reflection of the nature all around you.

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Courtesy of Baked Bree
Flower Cupcakes

These gorgeous roses, zinnias, and hydrangeas are easily created using food coloring and different piping tips on swiss meringue buttercream icing.

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Floral Placecards

For a personal touch, set the table with a tiny bouquet for each attendee marked with his or her name.

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Fruity Aguas Frescas

This popular Mexican drink is delicious and unbelievably refreshing. Try offering different flavor combinations—strawberry-watermelon, pineapple-vanilla, or cucumber-mint—to keep your guests happy and hydrated.

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DIY Dyed Doilies

Doilies add an elegant touch to every event and look delightful under tea cups. Dye some of them to match the color scheme of your party.

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David Tsay
Toolbox Bouquet

Arrange flowers inside an old wooden toolbox for a rustic flower arrangement that's perfect for a garden table.

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Full Table Set for Garden Party

Wrap pastel lace around glass jars and fill with flowers for super simple garden party centerpieces.

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Courtesy of Kara's Party Ideas
Drink Station

Those summer afternoons can get pretty humid, so keep your guests hydrated by arranging all the drinks and glasses neatly together.

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Courtesy of Weddingstar
Floral Birdcages

Birdcages make gorgeous containers for bouquets. Let one be a centerpiece for your table or hang it nearby.

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Mason Jar Lamps

Hang beads and lit Mason jars from the trees for lovely nighttime ambiance.

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Courtesy of Celebrations At Home
Finger Sandwiches

Every classic tea party needs a platter of pretty finger sandwiches, and they're easy to make!

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Cherry Blossom Strawberry Cheesecake

Mini desserts are a must for a garden party, and these tiny cheesecakes couldn't be any more adorable.

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Parfait Potting Station

Keep the garden theme going with your dessert table and create a plant-inspired parfait buffet.

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Party Favors

To end the party on a high note, send your guests away with sweet treats and fond memories.

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