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Summer Party Ideas

With summer here, throwing some sort of garden party will be tempting  if you have enough outdoor space to work with. At Park, we love the festivity of gatherings, so follow our fabulous ideas to get you in the mood for summer entertaining.

A great starting point is to pick a party theme or colour palette, perhaps you can use your garden as a canvas by echoing the colours of surrounding flowers and plants. Once you have a colour palette or theme in mind, you can elevate this aesthetic by adding accessories such as cushions and napkins.

Perhaps you're looking for an outdoor dining set with a more contemporary aesthetic? Then the Garden Trading Chilson Table and Bench set (pictured above) is the perfect solution as it'll inject an industrial edge to your space.

Ensure your guests are comfortable as well as entertained by equipping the best garden furniture. At Park, we've got you covered with a wide range of garden furniture to suit every size and style garden. The Jamie Oliver Caraway Six Seater Dining Set features an integral fire pit which is great for cooking or when friends pop around. What's great is that when you've finished eating you can swap for an ice bucket to keep the drinks chilled. Its made from a really lightweight aluminium which is extremely durable and it's perfectly finished in a cool contemporary feel.

Stray from the usual suspects and get creative when it comes to the array of gorgeous foods you'll be offering. No one wants to be offered plate after plate of soggy sarnies and shop bought sausage rolls. Instead, why not opt for thick slices of rye bread all loaded with the most delicious fillings? At Park, we know that a combination of flavours can really pack a punch, and some of our favourite selections include; succulent slices of fresh meat layered with crunchy salad, melt in your mouth delicious cheeses topped with the most fragrant relishes and toppings to really make your taste buds do a little dance. Another way to get creative is to make a generous bowl of salad that's packed full of vibrant colours, nutrients and other goodness.

Set up a bar

Why not show off the drinks on offer by setting up 'drinks stations' sporadically around the garden so guests can help themselves, which leaves you to mingle to your hearts content. This stylish yet practical Aldsworth Butlers Tray from Garden Trading is the perfect entertaining accessory as it can be manoeuvred easily. 

Bake-off style table
Set up a table of delicious treats as this is a great way to invite your guests to bring in a baked good so there's a variety of choices for dessert. 

Illuminate your Garden
Let the party carry on once the sun goes down with outdoor lanterns and pontoons. Create a magical atmosphere with the stunning array of lights that will all add a gorgeous charm to your outdoor space and make your evening entertaining with loved ones much more enjoyable and cosier.

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