Inviting your guests
The first impression of the get-together is the invitation. Through the typography, the graphic design and materials try to incorporate the elements you want people to associate the up-coming gathering with. A great and personal invitation will leave them in an early stage of the perfect party mood.
Decoration and design
When setting for the night you have to decorate and design the outdoor space like any other room in your home for instance thinking of how you want your guest to use and feel in the space. Yes, there is a lot to think about but don’t be scared. In my opinion it’s alright to go a bit overboard with mixing textiles, textures and colours than what you normally would do indoors. A way of choosing how to set the space, which really works for me, is by focusing on creating the dining area, the right lightning and the accessories for setting the table.
The dining area
Think of how formal you want this gathering to be. I would preferably go for rather casual, comfortable and intimate, but combined with a sense of elegance. Try to go for a long communal table where you and your guest can be seated all family-style. A great way to give the space a comfy feeling is to add some textiles by adding big rugs underneath the table. The rugs can be used whether you choose to sit on real chairs or at the ground. Sitting on the ground is a remarkable possibility of creating a very casual and intimate mood for the night. If you choose to make the table low-to-the-ground and you make your guests sit cross-legged on the ground, just make sure to have a bunch of fluffy pillows so you’ll be able to change position and be comfortable during the night.