How to throw the best garden party – top tips

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Throw the best garden party of your life with these perfect essentials

With parties fully on the menu now that the warmer weather has (finally) kicked in, you may well be planning a classy hoedown in your garden. So how can you throw the best garden party? Here’s how…

What’s on the menu?

Devon Hampers 

Make it easier on yourself to provide for guests by ordering made up hampers of food.

The Cheese & Wine Hamper, £69

Hamper against a white background with bottles of wine and cheese displayed in front of it.

Group Cream Tea for 6 Hamper, £36.50

Scones, jams, and fruit displayed against a white background. Devon Hampers cream tea box

Alcohol free?

Make sure you can cater for all with drinks. Consider what non-alcoholic options you’re going to provide. Not everyone want’s supermarket pop. 

Living Soda Mixed Box, Hip Pop, £17.99

Bright coloured cans of Hip Pop soda. Pink grapefruit flavour, ginger and turmeric flavour, and tropical peach flavour. For non alcoholic garden party guests. Best garden party tips on Silver

The Infusionist Mojito Mocktail 750ml, Aldi, £1.49

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Quick grub

It doesn’t have to be all bbq food.

Roosters Gastro Buttermilk Chicken Thigh Burgers, Aldi, £2.45

Pack of Gastro chicken thigh burgers

Specially Selected Stonebaked Four Cheese & Tomato Pizza, Aldi, £2.75

Stonebaked pizza box with three cheese pizza image displayed.

Dessert Menu New York Cheesecake, Aldi, £1.85

New York Cheesecake box with cream coloured cheesecake displayed on the front.

Specially Selected Summer Edition Macarons, Aldi, £1.99

Clear box of macaroons taken from the top. Macroons coloured, left to right; green, pink, brown, yellow, caramel. Best garden party quick eats on Silver


Dispenser and Cocktail Glasses Mix, Aldi, £4.99

Drink dispenser with pale green lid and leaf detailing. Essentials for best garden party on Silver -

Kettle BBQ Troller, Aldi, £79.99

Kettle BBQ trolly with counter chopping board against white background. Best garden essentials on Silver -


Have your guests sittin’ pretty 

Make your garden the best environment it can be for your guests. Ensure you have enough seating space and shade from the sun.

Corner sofa and dining table, Dunelm, £749 

Garden corner sofa and table for the best garden party

San Luca Dining Set, Dunel, £499

Round garden table and wicker chairs positioned around it. Best garden party essentials on Silver.

Forest Wooden Garden Summerhouse, Buy Sheds Direct, £499.99

Teal coloured wooden summer house with plants and lanterns positioned around the entrance

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Double Egg Chair, Dunelm, £349

Wicker egg chair hanging in garden with cushions. Best garden party furniture.

Protect your guests

Keep everyone protected from the sun rays so they can be comfortable all afternoon long. 

Bondi Sands Sunscreen Lotion 50+, LookFantasic, £6.39

Suncream tube with yellow circle logo against a white background. Bondi Sands.

Garnier Over Makeup Super UV Protection Mist SPF50, LookFantastic, £8.04

White aerosol can of face sun cream against a white background. Garnier brand

3m Elements Grey Cantilever Parasol, Dunelm, £79

Large grey garden parasol hangs over garden arm chairs against a wooden garden fence.

Keep it going all night

The worst part of a garden party is when it starts to get cold, but no one is ready to go. Having an outdoor heater will ensure everyone is comfortable late into the night.

Patio Heater with Bluetooth Speaker, Aldi, £79.99

Tall patio heater with glowing red light.

Hanson Throw, Dunelm, £12

Folded yellow blanket with white vertical stripes and tassels. Best garden party essentials on Silver.

Round egg open fire pit, Dunelm, £85

Round egg fire pit on garden patio. Best garden party furniture on Silver Magazine.

10 Warm LED White Solar Party Lights, The Glow Company, £7.99

White bulb shaped lights on a black wire against a white background. Solar lights and other essentials for the best garden party on Silver -

Keep the pests away

Don’t let the bugs ruin the party, or make your guests uncomfortable! Citronella candles or a citronella oil will keep away the insects whilst creating a citrusy aroma in your garden.

Citronella oil, Tisserand Aromatherapy, £6

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Citronella tea lights, Candles Direct, £6.99

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Incognito Insect Repellant Pump Spray, Boots, £11.99

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About Lana Hall
Lana can usually be found spinning her collection of records, or writing odd poems in her phone notes. Her mixer of choice is a ginger beer, and you’ll never find her away from the sea for more than a few weeks.

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