From large, family friendly barbecues to intimate catch-ups with friends, it’s all about curating an invitingly stylish space. Here, we show you how to create an alfresco ambience that truly delights.
Set the scene
Start with an overhaul of your outdoor space. For an elegant, refined atmosphere, opt for our four-seater bistro set – an all-white collection that evokes the sophistication of Parisian café culture. For a more laid-back feel, arrange a scattering of floor cushions and rattan pouffes for guests to lounge on. Finally, light a citronella candle an hour, or so, before your event to help ward off unwelcome visitors.
A soft glow
Lighting is one of the easiest ways to elevate the look of any garden. Our minimalist crooks add a warming gleam to dusky corners – simply choose an assortment of hanging lanterns. Vary sizes and styles for an eclectic arrangement, or opt for our glass-jar fairy lights. Their golden glow and whimsical design will accent your plants and flowers in the loveliest way.
Serve with style
A Summer feast should be enjoyed with all of the senses, not just taste. Whether you’re throwing a family barbecue, or enjoying antipasti with friends, add a luxe feel to your spread with our beautiful, sustainably sourced olive-wood serveware. Offer grilled-meat, or marinated-vegetable kebabs, on the platter, accompanied by homemade dips in the matching bowls.
A garden party isn’t complete without a selection of long, refreshing drinks. Whether you’re mixing classic G&Ts, or elderflower and lime mocktails, present them in our chic gin glasses, or multitasking Elgin Dessert Dishes, which have a lovely shape and are made from chunky soda-lime glass. Celebrating something special? Our stemless champagne flutes are a modern update on the classic design.