Creating a Secret Garden Party
With the Secret Garden being remade for the big screen next month, a new generation of children will fall in love with this beloved classic. You’ve seen our Secret Garden Bedroom, but how about a Secret Garden party? Whether for a book club, bridal shower, or birthday party, we’ve rounded up the best resources to recreate the magical world of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved novel. Tell us how you plan to celebrate the release of the new movie.
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Secret Garden Party Decor
The Secret Garden takes place in an English garden, so it only makes sense to throw an old fashioned English garden party. The items below will help set the scene for your guests.
Bunting – This traditional party decor is a favorite on the English garden party scenes.
Teacup vases – These paper vases can be filled with real or paper flowers.
Tablescape: For the table, you will need a table cloth. plates, teacups, and cake stands. All of these have a floral motif that goes well with the theme but since they are paper, they are easily cleaned up.
Paper Flowers – You’ll need to create a garden party vibe with lots of flowers. We love the idea of these giant paper blooms over a grass backdrop as a photo booth or to create a backdrop for a cake. Bonus, you’ll save money because these are DIY blooms.
Leaf Garland Light – Illuminate your party with this clever leaf garden with hidden lights.
Secret Garden Party Activities
When it comes to entertaining your guests, we suggest leaning into the theme. Make flowers, decorate flower pots, play outdoor friendly games, and indulge in your tea!
Paper Flower Making – While this kit is perfect for teaching adults to make paper flowers, we recommend the next set for kids.
Button Flowers – aren’t these adorable? They are perfect for younger kids unable to make delicate paper flowers.
Flower Pot Painting– Now that you’ve made the flowers, lets put them in something! Paint these pots with acrylic paints, bake them to set the paint, and then plant real or paper flowers inside.
Garden Party Games – Why not participate in a variety of Garden party games? Like Potato Sack Races, Hoola Hooping, egg spoon races, and other old-fashion delights.
Croquet – Croquet is a classic game that has stood the test of time. It’s fun for all ages, but we recommend a smaller croquet set for little kids.
Secret Garden Party Food
Embrace the tea party life! Scones, jams, finger sandwiches, and tea are musts on this menu. We’ve rounded up delicious recipes we adore below.
Chocolate Chip Scones – YUM!
Tea – Jackie is a tea snob. She adores this earl grey creme.
Tea Sandwiches – Is it even a Tea party if you didn’t have mini cucumber sandwiches?
Flower Cupcakes – Check out this easy tutorial or call your local bakery for flower cupcakes.
Chocolate Keys – You need to have keys somewhere in this party! These molds make it easy to create chocolate keys. Wrap them up and send them home with your guests as party favors.