How to entertain outdoors
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As soon as it's deemed coat-free weather, we're looking for an excuse to get friends and family around for a feast and a few drinks. Here are some ideas to get you in the mood for entertaining al fresco.
When night falls
Don't let a chill in the air put a stop to your al fresco entertaining. Our outdoor lighting and heating ideas let you extend your evenings past twilight.
Set the scene
Is there room for everyone to sit?
Especially if you're serving food, it's a good idea to plan out where people can grab a seat. If you're investing in a new garden furniture set, consider one that has bench or sofa style seating - they're great for squeezing on one more.
It's a party after all
Whether you display your food and drink on some beautiful tableware, or go the whole hog with colourful garden decorations, you can easily (and inexpensively) create that party feel.
Food and drink
Turn on the grill to draw a crowd
Let's be honest, for most of us good grub takes centre stage at a party. Summertime usually = BBQs, with guests queuing up for that succulent flavour.
Keep guests cosy come rain or shine
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