When you have to prepare for a garden party, you probable are thinking about what to serve. Although you might not be a master chef, you still might come up with some creative ideas like the ones given below for food and drinks.
5 Garden Party Treats
1. Cheese straws
It is true that these aren’t the most original kinds of foods, but they could have a special spin. Unroll the pastry that you buy from the store, add some seasonings and some cheese, cut some slices, twist them and bake them in the oven.
2. Roasted nuts
You can also find this kind of food in the stores, but you could prepare it on your own too. Just get some nuts and mix them with different flavors, such as olive oil, rosemary, sea salt, smoked paprika or maple syrup.
If you would like the regular foods to have a spin, all you have to do is to add a few sticks of rosemary to the coals even before you start preparing the food. Another idea is to get pre-pierced kebab ingredients and stick them on a rosemary stick.
4. Homemade ice cream
The best thing about homemade ice cream is that it can give a personal touch to your garden party and it is easy to prepare even if you don’t have an ice cream maker.
5. Classic pavlova
Miniature foods are just perfect for the garden parties and one of the foods that you could be thinking to downsize is the classic pavlova.
5 Garden Party Drinks
1. Homemade lemonade
Although you can buy lemonade from the store as well, having homemade lemonade is still tastier. You could add some mint to the lemonade and you can choose from honey or sugar to make the lemonade sweeter.
2. Lemon and raspberry frizz
Add some sugar and raspberries to the food processor and smooth the mixture. After this you should remove the seeds and mix the puree with lemon zest and lemon juice. Chill the mixture and before serving add some frizzy water.
3. Ginger beer
Although you might think that this is an old fashioned drink, it is still refreshing and you can be sure that all your guests will appreciate it, especially during the hot summer days.
4. Lemon barley water
For this refreshing drink all you need is lemon zest, sugar, barley and boiling water. In the end add some lemon juice as well.
5. Frozen watermelon shake
This kind of special drink requires sugar, watermelon, a bit of white rum and four large limes.