Tuesday, 11 April 2017

How to entertain in the garden this spring

At Larkfleet Homes, we simply can't wait to start entertaining in the garden!

Spring is our favourite time of year - mostly because it means that summer is just around the corner.

When it comes to entertaining in the garden, there are a few simple rules you need to remember so that you and your guests can enjoy yourselves and make the most of dining al fresco!

Simplicity is key.

Sometimes less is more and you really don't need to make a million different dishes to impress your garden party revelers. You want to enjoy yourself too so do all your prep before hand.  A great selection of salads always goes down a treat along with some nice locally sourced meat on the BBQ!

When it comes to drinks, we recommend big pitchers of something lovely such as Pimm's and fruit juices full of fresh fruit for your sober friends.

Take your time.

It's summer time so you don't need to rush!

You can have some nice olives for your guests to eat on arrival (again, remember to keep it simple) and you can slowly serve the food as the night goes on or, even better, just add the meat to the BBQ as the night goes on.

There's no rush and after a few cheeky G&Ts, most of your guests will have (hopefully) given up on perfection and will be just happy to 'go with the flow..'

Match, match and match.

One of the nicest things about entertaining in the garden is the chance to buy lots of lovely matching things for your garden such as candles, candle holders, placemats, outdoor lighting in the shape of fairy lights!

Come on, this is your time to reveal your inner-designer to all your friends and family, you might as well show off! This website is really good for some inspiration www.houzz.co.uk. Our tip? Reds, oranges and blues look really good in the sunshine!

We'd love to see your garden pictures so please feel free to tag us on our Facebook page and remember, relax and enjoy!

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