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Get Garden Party Ready

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With three bank holiday weekends in May, you might be thinking about organising a garden party. Whether you’re celebrating the coronation or just because here’s how to get your outdoor space ready for a gathering. 

Invest in some decorations

Whatever your theme, decorations can really set the mood for your celebration. From Union Flag bunting to fairy lights, lanterns, and patterned tablecloths, they’re inexpensive ways to take your outdoor space from drab to fab. Some wooden planters are a nice addition to your garden too. What better decoration than some beautiful blooms?

Let there be light

Fairy lights aren’t just for Christmas, they can look amazing in your garden. Put some solar-powered garden lights on your shopping list. You won’t have to worry about your energy bill and they’ll add that extra bit of magic to your surroundings.

Consider the British weather

If one thing will ruin your garden party, it’s the famously changeable British weather. The weather app might forecast sunshine, but be ready for fast-moving early summer downpours. The sun can be unexpectedly strong too at this time of year, so be prepared.

Invest in a pop-up gazebo you can shelter under or parasols to help people stay in the shade if you get a hotter day.

Make sure your garden furniture is up to scratch

Your garden party guests will need somewhere to sit and eat, drink, and relax. Make sure you have a decent table for the food and plenty of chairs. If you’ll be sitting out into the evening, it’s a good idea to provide blankets to keep the chill-out. A wooden picnic bench is a fun place for the kids to sit and eat together. Take a look at this beauty in our range.

Set up some games

Games are great for the kids (and the big kids). It doesn’t need to be anything elaborate. It could be badminton, playing on a trampoline, skittles, or (our personal favourite) giant Jenga!

Let the music play

It’s not a party without music, so connect a Bluetooth speaker to your phone and fire up some summer tunes.

Get the drinks flowing

A garden party equals drinks galore. Make sure you have a good selection of alcoholic, non-alcoholic, and child-friendly beverages on the go. Cocktails always go down well as do light summery drinks like Pimm’s.

Make sure your garden is fit for a party

Before you buy the decorations or sort the food, give your garden a spruce up if it needs it. An overgrown lawn or flower bed full of weeds just won’t do. Key jobs to do include mowing your lawn, cutting back overgrown shrubs, weeding, and giving your patio or decking a good blast with a pressure washer. Oh, and if you want to hide those worn-out wheelie bins from view, invest in some wooden wheelie bin storage.

For more tips on making the most of your outdoor space, check out the rest of our blog

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