Explore our guide to the ultimate garden party

George’s Garden Party Tricks And Tips

There’s nothing better than bringing friends and family together for an outdoor event. Even so, nominating yourself as a host can be nerve-racking, and it’s not long before party planning starts to feel overwhelming.

Luckily, our handy tips will help you throw an effortless event for everyone to enjoy. From garden furniture and outdoor lighting to food suggestions, get ready for fun in the sun with our garden party guide!

SET THE MOOD

If you’re short on space, but still want to host an impressive outdoor event for guests to remember, then accessories are the way to go.

A simple yet effective way of adding some charm to your party is to try out different outdoor lighting.

Turn your garden into a bright tropical paradise with this 10 pack of pineapple string lights

Give your garden party a summer look with this 10 pack of lemon string lights

Offering maximum impact with minimum effort and cost, string lights are a brilliant way to give your garden a welcoming atmosphere. Plus, when hung up on different levels, they also create the illusion of space in small gardens.

To encourage people to get into the party spirit, try options in novelty designs or bright colours like our fun pineapple solar powered LED string lights.

Entertain
Little Ones

A garden party wouldn’t be a garden party without lots of outdoor toys for little ones to play with.

From sports toys and playhouses to slides and swing sets, we have plenty of stimulating choices, no matter the shape or size of your outdoor space.

Let them create their very own playhouse with this Little Tikes Build-a-House!

This Little Tikes slide features easy steps for climbing, a gentle slope, and a wide base for stability

For an exciting game that will encourage siblings and friends to work together, why not try a football goal?

Keeping them entertained for hours, it’s the perfect toy for budding sporting superstars.

Experiment With Garden Furniture

Making sure guests are comfortable from the get-go is key to hosting a successful event.

And, one of the best ways to put friends and family at ease is to have a clear set-up with plenty of spots for socialising and sitting.

This Jakarta 6 piece set combines traditional style with durable modern materials for perfect outdoor dining

Soak up the sun in comfort with this Orlando garden day bed and lounge set

While sofa sets are good for relaxed chats, individual garden chairs and patio tables are a better option for larger groups looking to mingle.

Plus, you can also use the tables for displaying delicious drinks and food!

Bring Out
The BBQ

Whatever type of outdoor event you’re hosting, it’s important to remember that guests are much more likely to have a good time if they’re well-fed!

Our favourite way to cater for large groups is with a BBQ. Whether you opt for a gas BBQ or a charcoal BBQ, the golden rule is to provide plenty of food.

The Nexgrill BBQ features an innovative 2 cooking grate system, so you can choose between grilling, broiling, baking and roasting

A garden party isn't a garden party without a BBQ

But, if you think that finding time to feed friends and family will be too difficult when you’re hosting, think again. We recommend prepping quick and easy sides like salads in advance to ensure you get the most out of socialising.

Just serve it up on our stylish and practical melamine outdoor dining sets. Simple!

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