Britain doesn’t see a lot of sun so when summer hits we do like to make the most of it with countless garden parties and BBQs. Why not make sure your garden is the one your friends and relatives flock to all summer by creating the perfect outdoor environment and having some of the most stylish and exciting garden parties all summer long?
It doesn’t matter how much outdoor space you have, whether it is a huge garden with acres of space, a small patio or even just a balcony with a couple of chairs, you can create the perfect atmosphere for relaxed get togethers and warm summers evenings with just a few additions.
Firstly, you want to clear any unnecessary furniture or junk from your outdoor space. So many people use their garden as an extension of their living space, which often means you will find broken furniture or junk piled up outdoors. Get a skip and throw everything out so you have a blank canvas to begin with. The addition of some nice garden furniture will start to pull the whole look together, and whatever the space you have it should be possible to find something perfect.
Some wrought iron tables and chairs look amazing in a larger garden, whilst wooden benches create space saving alternatives if you have less space. Try to keep it simple and clean so that it always looks inviting.
For a real party feel, invest in a gazebo or some kind of covering for those who want to stay out of the sun – or in case of sudden British-weather rain storms! You could also look into outdoor lighting, as a string of fairy lights can make for an instant party atmosphere and looks gorgeous when the sun starts to go down.
Finally, people like to eat at parties, so a good quality BBQ can make for the best and busiest parties in your neighbourhood. Ask guests to bring a dish each to serve and make sure you get plenty of meat in, keeping everyone happy and ensuring you have more than enough food to go round. When it comes to crockery, brightly coloured plastic is safe for use around children and looks nice enough that everyone will enjoy it as an addition to their BBQ experience! To make the whole look more stylish, lay out white cotton napkins and real cutlery, with bright plastic plates and glasses for a cheerful bohemian feel.