What does a garden party look like ?
There are two types of garden party. Those where one or two buffets grace the garden under a tree and the one where everyone rushes to it. On the buffet, you could have fountains of fruity water, dishes of cake in all sizes and all colors, a cheese and meat platter, flutes, paper plates, disposably cutlery... and of course, big blankets on the ground. There's a garden party that looks like a very organised picnic where every blanket welcomes a big basket in which there's everything you need : floral paper plates, cups to go with them, a bottle of wine...
Can you have decor at a Garden Party ?
Yes, a bit like for a French guinguette style party, the best thing is to hang lanterns and honeycomb balls from the trees. You could also inflate balloons with helium and attach them to things on the lawn !