Holding a party at home? Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, hen party or just a get together in the garden, take a look at some of our ideas to make it extra special!

Garden Party Cocktail Bar with Stag Gin Negroni’s
Garden Party Cocktail Bar

Set the Mood…

Is it a relaxed Summer’s afternoon get together with Gin and Tonic’s in hand, a late evening party with shooters all round or a sit down afternoon tea with themed cocktails? Decide on the theme of your garden party to start the planning!


Ideally you want to take the stress away of looking after your guests so you can enjoy the party too! Consider a chef such as Ian at Shakespeare Kitchen, a home delivery such as an Indian from Kolshi or a Grazing Table just like those from Cranberry and Thyme. And of course every party needs cake!!! We love cakes and brownies from Belle’s Cakery or perhaps even Ice Cream from Annie’s Antics.

Wedding Garden Party Grazing Table from Cranberry and Thyme​
Grazing Table from Cranberry and Thyme


Of course you need Sip ‘n’ Swig for any party! The tough choice is deciding what drinks you and your guests will enjoy! We can run a themed garden cocktail bar with guests having a set number of cocktails each (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), you can create a talking point with a Premium Gin Bar with many gins that people haven’t heard of or tried or you could have a fully stocked bar for the whole event! It is always worth considering a welcome drink so you are not catering for guests yourself as soon as they arrive. A hydration station is always a good idea with a water dispenser and glasses available, or you could even fill a dispenser with homemade fresh lemonade. You could even have a cocktail making class or gin tasting in the garden to kick off smaller parties.

Premium Gin Bar for a 50th birthday garden party
Premium Gin Bar


Whether you need an area to relax or poser tables for guests to gather around, think about whether you have enough furniture either yourselves, borrowed from friends and family or hired. You could even consider hiring some LED furniture from Sharp Art Furnishing.

Sharp Art Furnishing LED Bar​ with Cocktails from Sip ‘n’ Swig
Sharp Art Furnishing LED Bar

You may also consider Tipi’s or a Stretch tent to totally transform your garden space! How about one from Silverback Stretch Tents or Boutique Tipi.

Garden Party Mobile Bar under ​a Silverback Stretch Tent
Garden Party Mobile Bar under a Silverback Stretch Tent


Even the simplest fairy lights and bunting can transform a garden space for a party but you can really make something special with a little DIY such as ideas that we found on our Pinterest board.

We hope to join you with our Sip ‘n’ Swig Mobile Pop Up bar for garden party cocktails soon! All of the other suppliers are local to us in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and are companies we have worked with or sampled their goodies!

Sip ‘n’ Swig Garden Party Cocktail Bar​ in Stratford
Sip ‘n’ Swig Garden Party Cocktail Bar