Entertaining Friends & Family Outdoors
Top tips for creating an inviting outdoor space for entertaining friends and family this Spring/Summer 2021.
From Monday 29th of March, up to 6 of your friends and family or two households can enjoy time together in private gardens or at the local park for a picnic. Hooray! What's more, the weather looks like it's going to heat up over the next week adding even more of a spring in our step! So to get you prepared to reunite and entertain your loved ones once again we've prepared our top entertaining outdoors ideas to inspire you.
Host With The Most
We eat with our eyes, so make your lunch spread even more enticing with beautiful tableware! Indeed, if you really want to create an impact, then opt for a colour scheme such as an earthy rust orange and mustard yellow combination that will really demand the eye! On a practical note, if you're entertaining friends and family, then investing in large serving dishes and beautiful water jugs are both easy ways to serve a small crowd too. Plus, it has the added bonus of meaning that everyone can help themselves, leaving you more time to kick back and relax. A win-win in our opinion!
What's Cooking Good Looking?
If you're entertaining outdoors then why not cook up a BBQ for everyone to enjoy?!
Grilled halloumi, delicious kebabs, corn on the cob and sizzling sausages all go down a storm at a BBQ and it's such an easy way to please kids and adults alike. New to the Rockett St George Garden Collection this year, our range of BBQ essentials will have you cooking up a storm in no time whilst also offering a stylish alternative to other BBQ cookware on the market.
What's more, the Portable Barbecue Grill & Smoker Barrel is the perfect transportable BBQ to take to local parks, beaches and campsites that permit BBQs. The BBQ comes equipped with a grill grate, charcoal basket, internal thermometer, 2 hanging rods, 6 hooks and a lid for all of your cooking needs.
Bring The Indoors Outside
Next up in our entertaining outdoors guide is to bring the indoors outside. We often hear about the benefits of bringing nature indoors, but you can also showcase your interior style outdoors too. One way to achieve this is with the use of Garden Rugs.
Garden Rugs are perfect for zoning off sections of your garden or patio space. We particularly love to style our Garden and Table Chair Sets with our garden rugs to create an ultra-luxe and boho outdoor look. Alternatively, you can re-purpose Garden Rugs as stylish picnic rugs, perfect for sunny days spent at your local park.
Sit In Style
Of course, when you're entertaining outdoors, garden tables and chairs are an absolute must!
For balconies and small gardens, we recommend a chic Parisian style table and chairs such as our Black Metal Garden Table & Chairs Set. You can then accessories the outdoor space with garden rugs such as the Blue Mosaic Reversible Outdoor Garden Rug and a few potted plants. For larger gardens or patio spaces, we'd recommend the Black Metal Outdoor Bistro Table, Pretty Pink Metal Garden Bench or Pretty White Peacock Chair.
As the sun goes down and the spring and summer evenings draw in, it can feel a little chilly, so it's worth making sure that you have lots of cosy throws and blankets on hand to keep you warm. You could even invest in a beautiful fire pit such as our Le Feu Eco Fireplace which is a smoke-free fireplace that runs on biofuel and will keep you warm indoors in the winter and
Finally, when entertaining outdoors make sure you stock up on lots of cushions. Cushions make a great alternative seat if you don't have enough garden chairs or benches.
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