Ok, so I know you can never actually rely on having lovely summer weather in Britain but as a nation we do our best to make the most of it anyway! Festival season has begun and the longest day is just around the corner so lets embrace our inner nature lover, get the grass cut, dust off the emergency chairs and stage a party in the garden.
Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary or just simply entertaining close friends, I have some great garden buys to help you create the most beautiful setting to watch the sun go down. But first…get creative and be inspired by these crafty bits for some homemade decorating ideas that won’t cost the earth!
1 – Eco Linen Table Cloth – Rose & Grey
Whether your covering an ugly garden table or gathering picnic style on the lawn, keep it simple with this beautiful plain white linen cloth, perfect indoor or outdoor and totally versatile for any occasion. Just make sure you wash it well! http://www.roseandgrey.co.uk/eco-linen-table-cloth-in-white
2 – Festoon Lights – Cox & Cox
Add some light when the sun goes down with these festoon lights, they are a staple for the summer nights. Their simplicity means that whether hung for the night or left out during the day their wires won’t be an eye saw. http://www.coxandcox.co.uk/lighting/outdoor-lights/extendable-black-festoon-lights
3 – Chalkboard Planter – West Elm
A fun painted terracotta planter for all your favourite herbs. Place on or around the table for your party guests to pick their own. Just don’t let them drink too much punch as you may have more than herb names written on them by the end of the night! http://www.westelm.co.uk/mrk-chalkboard-planter-6-inch-d2118?quantity=1&attribute_1=Black
4 – Solid Marble Serving Dish on Stand – Rockett St George
Wow your guests with a selection of fresh fruit, or if you’re really feeling adventurous that homemade gateau you’ve always said you’d make! This solid marble serving dish is the ultimate style statement and the most perfect centre piece. http://www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk/solid-marble-serving-dish-on-stand-32498-p.html
5 – Amarelo Glass Bottle – Habitat
This re-usable bottle is great for serving chilled water or wine. Scatter a few around the table to keep your guests topped up. http://www.habitat.co.uk/amarelo-re-usable-glass-bottle-with-yellow-stopper-1l-304945
6 – Decorated Hobstar Glassware – West Elm
Sophisticated drinks need sophisticated glasses. Try theses intricately decorated glasses from West Elm for your after dinner Whisky?!…Gins more my thing! http://www.westelm.co.uk/decorated-hobstar-glassware-e815
7 – Carnival Fiesta Cocktail Napkins – White Mint
Well I only said the drinks had to be sophisticated! Add some fiesta fun with these jungle trend cocktail napkins. Everyone likes the perfect combination of class and silliness. http://www.whitemint.co.uk/product/carnival-fiesta-cocktail-napkins/
8 – Gold/White Striped Paper Party Straws – Rockett St George
What’s a party without a fancy straw?! http://www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk/gold-white-striped-paper-party-straws-25-29779-p.html
9 – Rusty Brazier – Cox & Cox
When the night draws in but you’re not ready to say goodbye to your friends, bring out the brazier! Keep everyone partying outdoors with this stunning copper brazier. http://www.coxandcox.co.uk/outdoor-living/decorations/rusty-brazier
10 – Parrot on Stick Garden Ornament – Graham and Green
This ones just for fun! Inject some tropical fun with these exotic parrot ornaments from Graham and Green. They come in a range of colours to match your carefully planned colour scheme too. http://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/parrot-on-stick-garden-ornament-blue
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