Definition of garden party in US English:

garden party


  • A social event held outdoors on a lawn or in a garden.

    • ‘In August we had a garden party in a members house which proved very successful and the money raised boosted our funds.’
    • ‘At the close of the 75-minute service, the prince donned his sunglasses and walked with his sisters to the nearby palace for a garden party.’
    • ‘The garden party, which last year raised over £22,000 for hospice funds, will once again feature a packed programme of activities.’
    • ‘The royal garden party at Buckingham Palace is on July 14.’
    • ‘I was amazed to discover what a long history a royal garden party at Buckingham Palace enjoys: one somehow imagines them as symbolic of our current monarchy.’
    • ‘Vague plans are being drawn up for a garden party at the Craigmillar Festivals Society, but this is mostly for the ‘older folk’.’
    • ‘The couple, who are retired florists and market gardeners, use the greenhouse to grow plants for an annual garden party to raise money for a donkey sanctuary in Devon.’
    • ‘He is a lavatory attendant in 1950s Manhattan who borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party.’
    • ‘A mystery nominee put the charity fundraising group forward for the garden party, but only two tickets were available.’
    • ‘The garden party was the main family attraction of the two-week spree with around 1,000 visitors coming and going throughout the day.’
    • ‘The garden party was a unique event with delightful cuisine, a rare plant sale for gardening enthusiasts and an art auction.’
    • ‘On July 9 some 70 members attended the summer garden party.’
    • ‘When I think of yellow I always think of a pretty garden party.’
    • ‘Colonies of feral cats are being cared for thanks to events like a Benfleet garden party tomorrow.’
    • ‘Sometimes there are engagements in the afternoon when the Queen travels to a nearby event or, in summer, hosts a garden party in the Palace grounds.’
    • ‘The event starts on Monday with a garden party which will see free guided-walks around the historic house and gardens.’
    • ‘She will also host a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate the opening.’
    • ‘The royal couple later hosted a garden party with 2,000 guests at Museum Gardens.’
    • ‘The garden party was one of three themed events chosen by the Queen to be part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations.’
    • ‘The family decided Borovets was the most suitable place for a garden party in the event of good weather as well as for the 400 guest indoor reception.’
    fete, gala day, fair, feast, festival, carnival, pageant, jubilee, jamboree, party, celebration
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garden party

/ˈɡärdn ˈpärdē//ˈɡɑrdn ˈpɑrdi/