Great Ideas for a Summer Party

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Summer PartySummer is finally here and hopefully the sun will be shining for a long time to come. However, just in case the British weather continues to be unpredictable, it is important that we make the most of the summer whilst it is here. What better way to celebrate the summer season than by throwing a party and inviting all of your friends and family to get involved with you. The light nights mean that the garden is an ideal place for the party to take place and here are some top ideas to make your party a hit.

Put another shrimp on the Barbie – A BBQ is one of the best ways to celebrate summer in Britain and this is a fantastic occasion to get family and friends together in a fun environment. Stock up on meat and keep the refreshing beverages flowing and this will guarantee you some pretty satisfied guests.

Your very own cocktail party – Invite some friends round and each take turns in making your cocktails. All you need to do is buy a cocktail recipe book and a whole load of liquor for a night of endless fun and laughter.

Did someone say water fight? – When the sun is shining there isn’t much that the kids (and no doubt the adults) will love more than a good old water fight. Add some paddling pools, a sprinkler and a slippery slide to your garden for all the excitement of an exotic island right in your back garden.

Fix up your garden

Having garden parties in the summer is a great thing to be able to do but you don’t want your garden looking a mess when your guests of honour arrive. There are some simple ways to make your garden a great party place that everyone will love.

Continental themed parties can be really fun and fairly easy to carry off. Just set a theme, such as a Mexican night and then decorate the garden with things that are native to Mexico such as sombreros. The food can all be Mexican and the guests can all dress up in their best Mexican attire.

For a BBQ or night time party you could decorate your garden with fairy lights or hanging lanterns which will create a calm atmosphere and will make you feel like you are in a different country. A marquee can also be a great idea to shelter from the sun or potential rain that Britain is so susceptible to.

Small details can make a huge difference to the appearance of your garden party so you should make the furniture colourful and be unique with certain styles, for example you could hollow out a watermelon to use as a punchbowl. Having a fire burning will also be a nice effect and will keep people warm later at night.

We all know how fun garden parties can be and I’m sure we’d be having them all year round with better weather. One way to not let the bad weather upset your garden party would be to add a conservatory to your home. This space would be the ideal room to retreat to when it gets a little too cold outside. A conservatory would also mean that your garden parties could continue all year round. Check out the range of conservatories that Warmseal offer for the perfect garden party setting.

Paul Jennison

Former Managing Director at Warmseal, 2002-2015. Family man with a passion for interior design.

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