Summer is fast approaching, meaning our evenings and weekends will soon be spent relaxing with friends and enjoying the sun, possibly with a beer or glass of vino in your hands. As the temperature rises, most Brits tend to sway towards a cheeky barbecue or two, but why not consider throwing a Summer garden party for you and your friends instead? You’ll have all the components of a barbecue – food, friends and alcohol – but with a much more tasteful and upmarket twist.
The best thing about alfresco dining is using the barbecue; the food is both fun and easy! But, rather than serving basics like burgers, sausages and kebabs, use the barbecue to grill up some seafood, marinated ribs or quality cuts of meat and serve it with a side salad and coleslaw. Serve beer and wine on ice and have a selection of cocktails and mocktails for your guests to choose from.
Aside from food and drink, the key to throwing the perfect garden party is in the details. Decorate your garden so that there is an overall theme tying everything together; candles, lighting, bunting, pretty tableware and soft furnishings provide a chilled out ambience that will help your guest to relax and enjoy the evening.
Here at Daily Essential we like to keep an eye out for the latest trends etc. and right now we are loving the new garden party essentials from Smallable.
Bunting is the number one way to transform any space and it’s perfect for the garden. This Nobodinoz Bunting Garland would look awesome strung above the table or attached to a fence and for added prettiness, scatter balloons around the garden and hang paper pom poms from trees.
Those warm Summer evenings don’t happen very often so make the most of them and continue the party even when the sun goes down. Place tea lights in jam jars or go for something different like these Kitcsh Kitchen Flamingo Candle Bags which are bang on trend for this season. Flamingo’s are so hot right now! Speaking of which, how cute are these Kitcsh Kitchen Flamingo Fairy lights ? String fairy lights round trees to create a magical feel. Also, a must for a garden party is citronella candles to keep the bugs away!
Dress the tables with pretty linens and tableware. These My Little Day Paper Plates have a really sweet floral design that would look right at home in the garden and they would look perfect paired with some Rice Wooden Cutlery.
To have a look at the full range of garden party essentials from Smallable, visit their website here.