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HOW TO HOST THE PERFECT GARDEN PARTY

Make the most of every sunny moment by hosting a garden party never to be forgotten...

With the weather warming up, it's time to get outside and get hosting. Our handy hosting tips and tricks are here to help you celebrate every magical moment with garden gatherings your friends and family will never forget.

    • Setting the Scene
    • Creating the Ambience
    • Cooking Up a Storm

SETTING THE SCENE

Furniture - the foundation for any good garden gathering. Transform your outdoor space into the ultimate hosting destination by paying attention to your space, seating and colour scheme.

 

For small gardens and patio areas, opt for multi-functional and practical furniture. A small modular sofa set allows you to dine and relax in one place, while bistro sets and stacking chairs can be easily put away when not in use. Footstools also offer the option of both a place to put your feet up or extra seating that doesn't take up too much space.

If you have a larger garden, you'll want to consider investing in some larger outdoor furniture sets to make the most of your space. Opt for a 10 seater dining set or a sweeping modular sofa with enough room for your whole family to relax in comfort.

 

Bring indoor touches outdoors to give your garden party a stylish edge. A fully upholstered sofa will give your patio a contemporary edge, finished perfectly by scatter cushions for a pop of personality. The great news is, our soft touches are all fully waterproof so you never have to worry about rain ruining your soirée.

CREATING THE AMBIENCE

Lighting can instantly change the ambience of a space, so it's essential to get your lighting right. Your garden relies on natural light so when the sun goes down, make sure to keep your party going with a cosy solar lamp or lantern to illuminate your space.

 

When the sun is high, a parasol is just what you need to keep your guests cool and shaded as you relax and dine. Place a light and compact centre parasol within your dining table or choose a larger, sturdy cantilever parasol to arch over your furniture and provide you with a large amount of shade.

COOKING UP A STORM

No good garden party would be complete without the perfect food. From BBQ staples to decadent desserts, discover our host of Effortless Entertaining recipes to transform your dining experience.

 

A small gathering doesn't mean any less of a party. Host an intimate cocktail evening serving summer tipples around a beautiful bar set. Mix up a storm yourself or bring your ingredients outside and allow your guests to play mixologist for an extra bit of fun.

Written by Francesca Hadland

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