1. To create a beautiful table setting, use a simple table cloth or table runner to create a focus on the centrepiece. Intertwine green leaves, like eucalyptus and ivy, down the centre of the table and then embellish with terrariums, candles and eye-catching vases for a maximalist look.
2. Lanterns and pretty fairy lights should be used as your main source of light, which you can place around the tables and floor to create a warm glow. Festoon lights are great for adding festival-style, especially on those balmy Summer evenings.
3.To make your party feel a little more informal, steal a little Moroccan style and create a warming atmosphere. Think layered rugs and big floor cushions scattered around low tables.
4. You could opt for bowls instead of plates and you could even go for food that can be eaten without cutlery, for a more original and authentic experience. We love the idea of Mexican-tapas! Sharing food gets the conversation flowing and will make your guests feel relaxed. Serve up simple but delicious food using pretty and unusual tableware. It creates another talking point and will make everyone feel like a special effort has been made.
5. Memories and moments in time are captured by photographs, and most people enjoy taking a selfie or two…! So embrace the trend and create an Instagram-worthy area using statement furniture and a fabulous backdrop. Maybe you have a boring brick wall that you could paint a mural on, or hang a faux living wall for an instant change. Your guests will love it and you’ll be remembered for throwing the best parties!