The Floral Entertaining Ideas You've Never Thought Of

Few things are able to bring a summer tablescape to life like a fragrant bouquet of flowers. And while floral arrangements have been adorning stylish tabletops for years, the latest creative garden parties are taking this chic trend to a whole new level: Think DIY bouquet bars, lush garlands, and walls adorned with whimsical single-stem blooms. In other words, if your summer soirée has only one vase of fresh flowers, it's time to step up your game. 

To show us how it's done, The Glitter Guide has given us an exclusive first look at its five-year anniversary garden party—an intimate, flower-filled celebration held in Campbell, California. Founder Taylor Sterling called on Karen Burling from Petite Petal Co. and event planner and stylist PJ Dunn of Going Lovely to adorn almost every aspect of the event with fresh blooms, transforming it into a fragrant, feminine, and seriously photogenic 'do. Try these five easy DIY ideas to create a gorgeous garden party that belongs on every guest's Instagram.