Ahh, the sunshine has finally come out of hiding! The summer months are prime entertaining time for us Brits, and there’s nothing we like better than a few beers and some good food with friends in the comfort of our own garden! If your garden has been a little neglected over the winter months, here are some of my top tips for getting your garden ready for entertaining in the summer!
Have a Spring Clean
The first thing to do once the sunshine pops back into our lives is have a spring clean! Over the winter months our gardens become neglected, and the cold weather can leave the area looking a little worse for wear. Once it’s warm it’s time to cut the grass, trim the plants and get rid of any debris. A fresh lick of paint on the fence or decking will help make your garden look like new.
Lighten It Up
The best thing I’ve ever invested in for my garden is LED lighting – it looks amazing once the sun begins to set and means you and your friends can keep on partying for longer! LED lights look so pretty and they really help to turn a garden into a great place for entertaining. Check out Groupon’s lightning deals for some stunning ideas.
Inject some colour
Whatever size garden you have, it’s easy to inject some colour! If you’re a beginner, buy some pretty pots and plant some fresh flowers – you can buy them already grown from most garden shops and they will immediately brighten up the area. If your seating area is looking a little dull, add some lovely brightly patterned blankets and cushions (these will also be really handy as the evening goes on!).
Along with giving your guests the perfect dinner party, entertain them with some garden games! You can buy so many games perfect for the garden: giant chess, limbo, giant four in a row, Twister – or you could invest in a beer pong table for some boozy fun!
Make Some Cocktails
No summer garden party is complete without some refreshing cocktails! Take a look here for loads of summer cocktail recipes and make sure you invest in some stylish, high quality equipment like this stainless steel cocktail making set.
Having a garden is truly a blessing over the summer months, so enjoy it!
*This is a collaborative post, but all thoughts my own!*