5 Tips For Summer Entertaining


Nothing says summer like a balmy evening, dining outdoors with a refreshing glass of fizz. Here are our top tips for creating a sensational al fresco dining experience for your family and friends.

Our Top 5

1. Consider your chinaware

Just because you're eating outside doesn't mean you can't use your most stylish chinaware. Mix and match styles for a kitsch, modern look or go for a chic matching set.




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2. Dress the table, naturally

A little foliage gathered from your garden helps to blend the table in with surroundings, creating a natural secret-garden look. Use milk jugs or flowerpots to prop up your home-made bouquets.

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3. Take it to the park

If you don't have access to your own outdoor space, commandeer a shaded section of a local park for your al fresco evening. Layer rugs, blankets and mats on the grass to create a sprawling dining space, stick to finger foods or bring along reusable utensils.

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4. Set up a bar area

Keep it casual by letting guests make their own drinks from a selection in your dedicated bar area. A range of soft drinks, an all-important ice bucket and garnishes such as sliced fruit will always go down well.

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5. Don't forget dessert

A selection of well presented sweet treats are guaranteed to inspire a lot of ooh's and aah's from your guests. Serve with a cup of tea, if you fancy.

Our Entertaining Essentials

Whether you are entertaining guests in your garden with delicious summer dinners, or joining a sunny picnic at your nearest park, ensure you have these royal essentials to hand.