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Celebrate in Style

Impress your guests this Garden Day with four blooming good ideas courtesy of Home and Tuis magazine.

Love your garden? Celebrate Garden Day on Sunday 20 October by having friends, family and neighbours over to share in the fruits of your labour and enjoy your greenery with you. To give your outdoor party that extra special touch, try these creative projects:

– Stay afloat

Float pretty blooms in a pond, fountain or pool (you can even add floating candles for a twinkling after-dark effect!) and hang a garland or two for added impact.

fountain with chinese lanterns

– Crown jewels

Make a floral crown for each of your guests. Use a thin headband as a base or bend one out of thin wire. Wrap florist tape around the headband or wire, then attach flowers one by one, securing them with the florist tape; work from one end to the other.

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– Just chill

Perk up your party by taking refreshments to the next level. Pop a few edible flowers into your ice trays, top up with water and freeze. Then add the floral ice cubes to your ice bucket.Sparkling Wine in ice

– The icing on the cake

These mini hydrangea-like cakes were created by mixing buttercream icing in three shades of the same colour. Use a relatively large open star-tip nozzle on your piping bag to pipe little flowers onto the cake to create this stunning effect. So easy!

Pink cakes

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