Garden Party, outdoor dining & table-top ideasContemporary Landscape, Hampshire
Get the party in full swing this summer with stylish garden accessories and outdoor lighting. Create any style, theme and ambience you want, invite your friends round and enjoy! Personalise your space using pretty pots and planters, or decorate using bunting and retro string lights. Table tops will look great with a scattering of candle holders and a bunch of blooms, freshly picked from the garden. tops will look great with a scattering of candle holders and a bunch of blooms, freshly picked from the garden.
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4. Put away breakables. Avoid broken glass and plate mishaps by swapping your regular tableware for brightly colored outdoor tableware. You could opt for a mix of bright colors, or choose blue and white or a monochrome set for a pared-back look.Browse melamine dinnerware
Set up a self-serve food table. Help guests help themselves by setting out the necessities:DishesFlatwareNapkinsCupsA basket with bug repellant wipes and sunscreenA bucket of ice with tongsServing spoonsFinish preparing the food. The thing that makes barbecues less stressful than a capital-D Dinner Party is that your guests actually expect most of the cooking to happen after they arrive — so don’t stress if you’d hoped to have more done before the first guests show up. Pour some icy cold beverages and chat while you grill.
What do you serve? It’s not a summer party without food. Though some hosts like to go all-out with meal prep, keeping the menu simple can be just as fun. For a casual lunch spread, charcuterie served on attractive dishes is tasty, good-looking and easy to prepare. Your turn: Tell us in the Comments how you handle the food and drinks.