Looking to throw a picturesque garden party? Look no further than the Instagram account (@Haayya) of Doha-based Haya Bent Ali Almannai. This 23-year-old dazzles her 41,000 followers with whimsical, artistic party setups, which she says she throws as a hobby for her friends and family. “I just love making people happy,” Bent Ali Almannai explained to Savoir Flair. Click through the gallery to discover Haya’s creative tips for throwing a memorable garden party of your own, from tea parties held inside gigantic blow-up bubbles to French fry-themed fêtes.
How to Throw a Picture-Perfect Garden Party
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“The first thing that comes to my mind when I’m brainstorming for a garden party is the personality of the person that I’m throwing it for.”
“I have a crazy cousin who loves McDonalds French fries, so I decided to throw a French fry-themed party in a gigantic enclosed bubble.”
A French fry-themed party
“For me, the most fun part of throwing a garden party is creating the name tags.”
“I’ve used everything from mini baskets and egg cartons to recycled juice bottles.”
“Being considerate of your guests is so important. I always have a ‘warm corner’ with blankets for my guests to stay cozy during the party.”
“As this tea party was all about eating sweets, I kept the look and feel of the party sweet as well.”
A sweets-themed party
“I like to include sentimental elements in my gatherings. For example, five is my lucky number, so I sourced this special lamp for the occasion.”
“The theme of this pool party was pineapples and pink flamingos.”
Pineapple desserts at the pool party
“I made sure to include pink inflatable tubes in my pool to stay on theme with the flamingo inspiration.”