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Planning a Garden Party with Jackie Glass

Planning a party can be overwhelming and just a little bit exhausting. Jackie Glass shares some of her tips for planning and executing your next garden party with ease.

The centerpiece: Jackie recommends a beautiful driftwood and succulent arrangement at Centro Garden in Burlington because of its organic look, the fact that it doesn’t require a lot of water and its longevity season after season.

Potted Favours: Use individual potted flowers, in the colours of your décor theme, at each place setting. Your guests can then take their flowers home at the end of the evening, as a memento of an evening well spent.

Start with White: Using white as an anchor point on your table is a good way to bring cohesion between items like dishware and candles.

planning a garden partyDouble Up: For dinner plates, why not use two; one that matches your white dishes and another clear one placed on top. A cute idea that’s perfect for Spring is to lay some picked flowers from your garden in a pretty pattern between your dishes.

Little Details: To add some glam and sparkle to your dinner setting, Jackie suggests adding accents such as gold water glasses or etched glass wine glasses.

Adding Comfort: You want your guests to be comfortable on a cool Spring evening, so place throws just casually over the tops of chairs. This way, everyone’s going to be comfortable and can enjoy their evening.

Tips by Jackie Glass, Written by Zakiya Kassam, Reproduced with permission from the Marc & Mandy Show. For more great ideas for your next dinner party, visit

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