As the summer month's approach, you're probably thinking about hosting in your garden. Impress your guests with this guide to preparing your garden and hosting dazzling events.
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Whether your garden is big or small, splitting up the space into zones helps create areas for a mix of activities.
Add a table for alfresco dining, a comfortable sofa area for relaxed evening drinks, and an integrated fire pit for cosy night-time entertaining.
Accessorise with overhead lights, complementary furnishings and a mixture of potted plants.
Make your guests feel comfortable with a drinks stand for them to serve themselves.
Fill a glass drinks dispenser with lemonade, ice and freshly sliced lemons for a non-alcoholic option and use a steel trough filled with ice to keep bottled drinks cool.
If you're feeling adventurous you could even make your own summer cocktails.
A large outdoor table is essential for hosting guests alfresco to make sure there is plenty of space for big sharing plates.
If you regularly host large groups, you may want to choose benches over individual seats as these can seat more people.
Decorate your table with flowers and rustic tableware to give your event a sophisticated feel.
If you want to step away from the classic BBQ, pizza ovens make a great alternative. They are a great edition to any summer party, and they are available to both hire and purchase.
If you don't have space for a pizza oven, you could buy pizza bases and toppings for your guests to make their own.