With the days becoming longer and temperatures rising, it’s the perfect time to indulge in some al fresco entertaining with friends and family. With National BBQ Week just around the corner, what better excuse to organise a party full of delicious food and refreshments?
To help with preparations, we’ve selected our top five products for BBQ season so the party can kickstart in no time.
Ready, Steady, Grill
It’s not a BBQ without having somewhere suitable to grill some delicious food in your outdoor living space. Whether you plan to host a larger party or small social gathering, picking the right outdoor grill is key. This Rockwell 4 burner gas barbecue from B&Q is a great choice – the stainless steel lid and frame will look stylish in any garden whilst the grills are dishwasher safe making it quick and easy to clean once the party is finished.
450 Rockwell 4 Burner Gas Barbecue, £395.00, from B&Q
Keep guests relaxed and your outdoor space looking chic by investing in a comfortable and stylish seating area. This 4 seater table and chair set is ideal for more compact living spaces, with cushioned stools to ensure comfort which fit neatly underneath the table when not in use. The hand-woven wicker is strong and durable making this dining set suitable for leaving outdoors all year round making it a stylish, functional and hardwearing choice.
KETTLER Palma 4 Seater Garden Cube Table and Chairs Set, £539.00, from John Lewis
Decorate the Space
Outdoor decorations and accessories are a simple yet effective way to bring your outdoor living space to life. Argos has this beautiful set of Lightbulb Lanterns for an additional light source when hosting guests, helping to brighten up your garden in no time. Each lantern is solar powered, absorbing the sun’s rays throughout they day to emit a beautiful white light into the evening. Simply clip them up and watch them glow.
Set of 6 Solar Lightbulb Lanterns, £15.00, from Argos
The menu is always an important item on the list of BBQ preparations. This meat box from Marks and Spencer will keep foodies happy - featuring a wide selection of quality meats from burgers to steaks, there is something for all tastes. Marks and Spencer also have a great selection of sauces, salads and beverages to assist your preparations so you can stock up with everything hungry guests will require.
Planning an activity into the day is a great way to keep children, big or small, entertained. This rounders set from House of Fraser will create some friendly competition and is an ideal team game for family and friends. For those with smaller outdoor spaces, why not take a trip to the local park or enjoy some classic throw and catch games in the garden instead - it’s the perfect way to soak up some sun whilst having fun.