The Ultimate Garden Party Quiz

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The Ultimate Garden Party Quiz
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These spring garden party ideas will make you want to celebrate. Take this quiz and find out how many spring garden party ideas you can use.
How can you personalize a readymade invitation so it will set the tone for a spring garden party?
Dark ink will suggest spring.
Sprinkle some dried flowers or herbs inside the invitation.
The party invitation is the first indicator of a party's tone. For a spring garden party, include some dried flowers or herbs inside the readymade invitation.
Sprinkle some cinnamon inside the card.

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How could a terra-cotta pot be used as a garden party invitation?
Paint the party information right on the pot.
Plant a flower in the pot and hand deliver your party invitation.
Both answers together make a really creative invitation.
Use a terra-cotta pot as the invitation by painting your party info right on the pot. For an even more personal touch, you may want to hand deliver these invitations. For an extra special treat, plant a spring flower in each pot.

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Which party favor is the best choice to send your guests home with a bit of spring?
seed packets
Party favors are not required but they are a nice treat for your guests. For a spring garden party, make sure your favor reflects a spring theme. Packets of seeds, inexpensive watering cans or flower scented candles are all great choices. If you choose seed packets, make sure they are appropriate for your area.
fall pumpkins
leftover food

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A festive way to decorate your garden is with inexpensive spring-colored birdhouses. When the party is over, what is a good use for the birdhouses?
Use the birdhouses as party favors.
When the party ends, send the birdhouses home with your guests.
Toss them with the rest of the party garbage.
Turn the birdhouses into mulch.

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If you are hosting a casual garden party, what type of table setting should you use?
paper and plastic
If shorts and flip-flops are the dress then paper and plastic tableware will be acceptable.
china and crystal
Thanksgiving turkey dishes

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If your garden party is a white tablecloth affair with fancy dress code, how should you set the tables?
china and crystal
For a fancy dress party don't hesitate to bring out your best china and crystal.
paper and plastic
Christmas dishes

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How can you use your homegrown fruits and vegetables to decorate the tables at your garden party?
Use your garden's yield to make beautiful table centerpieces.
Use fruits or vegetables to act as place card holders.
Both are great ideas.
Fruits and vegetables, in place of or in addition to flowers, are a new trend for table decorations. Arrange your garden bounty in beautiful containers and place one on each table . Another idea is to cut a slit in a fruit or vegetable, slide in a name card and then use as place cards.

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What is a budget-minded alternative to a fully stocked bar?
Forget the budget and drink champagne.
Serve a themed cocktail.
Serving a themed cocktail is an alternative to having a fully stocked bar. For a spring garden party, a festive and refreshing cocktail to serve is the mint julep.
Serve only non-alcoholic drinks.

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What is a good cold soup to serve at a spring garden party?
gazpacho
Gazpacho is a very light and pleasing tomato-based soup which is served cold. Easy to make and gazpacho tastes even better when prepared ahead of time.
split pea
clam chowder

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What fun lawn game is played with a birdie?
badminton
Badminton is played with a birdie and is a great game to play at a garden party. The birdie is made of soft material so, if one goes flying, any potential injuries will be minor.
tennis
golf

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What lawn game was developed in Italy?
bocce
The present form of bocce comes from Italy. Recently, bocce has gained popularity in the U.S.
croquet
horseshoes

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If you host your garden party in a public park, what should you do before you bring out the beer?
Tell your guests to be discreet with their drinking.
Verify that alcohol is permitted.
Check local regulations and verify that alcohol is allowed.
Pass out beverage coolers to disguise the beer bottles.

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If you don't have a garden, what other outdoor locations are suitable party places?
beach, park or deck
backyard, front yard or balcony
all of the above
You can party anywhere. Feel free to entertain anywhere you have access to.

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You will want to coordinate the party attire with the menu. What type of clothing is suitable for a casual burger meal?
Casual food calls for casual clothing.
Burgers and casual attire go together. If the weather permits, wear shorts and sandals to a casual garden party.
A fancy dress will be lovely.
Stiletto heels are great for a party.

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Don't forget to arrange music at your garden party. For a casual BBQ, what is a good music choice?
rock
Really anything goes today, but rock is always a classic.
chamber music
show tunes

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If the party invite says to RSVP, do I need to tell the host that I will be attending?
You should reply one day before the event.
You do not need to reply since you will be attending.
You should reply shortly after receiving the invitation.
RSVP is the first four letters of a French phrase that means "please reply." You should RSVP shortly after receiving the invitation.

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What do I do if it rains on my party day?
You should have a backup plan.
You can reschedule the event.
Both answers are acceptable solutions.
Mother Nature is unpredictable. You should have a backup plan and in the worst case you can reschedule the party.

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If your party is at night, a fire pit can create great lighting and be used to make what desert?
s'mores
Roast marshmallows and place them between graham crackers with chocolate to create s'mores. Make sure the fuel source you are using, in the pit, is suitable for cooking food.
roasted hot dogs
ice cream sundaes

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Grilling burgers is popular for garden parties. What temperature is recommended for safely grilling ground beef?
140 degrees F
155 degrees F
165 degrees F
Make sure you are cooking ground beef until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

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Which Christmas decoration would be useful for an evening garden party?
twinkling lights
Stringing white Christmas lights in the trees would be a beautiful way to light up your garden party.
wreaths
ornaments

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