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Summer Barbecue Essentials

With the UK seeing glorious sunshine and hot weather over the past few weeks, now is the perfect time to get the coals on the barbecue again.Whether you’re planning a simple family dinner or hosting a fun birthday party, barbecues are the perfect way to get your loved ones together to enjoy each other’s company and delicious food.

Take a look at our must haves to create the perfect barbecue this summer, all of which are available with a One4all Gift Card

Find the Perfect Barbecue

To have the perfect summer barbecue, you of course need the barbecue itself! Whilst barbecuing may seem intimidating at first, with a little practice anyone can become an expert at outdoor cooking. Whether you prefer cooking on charcoals or grilling with gas, there are plenty of different models available at B&Q to suit every outdoor space and budget.

Blooma Rockwell Black Charcoal Barbecue, £101 at B&Q

Feast for the Family

Food is at the heart of every barbecue, which is why it’s essential to invest in some good quality grub that all your guests can indulge in. Whilst meat will be the main event for many barbecues, make sure that you prepare plenty of snacks, side dishes, and veggie-friendly mains for your guests. The next day, you’ll be grateful for bulking up your barbecue spread as you can enjoy plenty of lovely leftovers!

Mega BBQ Meat Box, £40 at Real Food Hub

Outdoor Entertainment

Whether you’ve got plenty of little ones attending your barbecue or it’s set to be an adults only event, every good gathering needs some entertainment. Take some time to choose a selection of activities that your guests are sure to love and make sure to prep your garden for the fun. This Professor Puzzle Ladder Toss is a great option for guests of any age and will bring some lively competition to your evening!

Professor Puzzle Ladder Toss, £32 at Argos

Delicious Drinks

If you are celebrating an occasion, such as a birthday, or reuniting with your loved ones for the first time in months, then you may be looking for a way to make your barbecue even more special. One way to really set your barbecue apart from the rest is by stocking your fridge with plenty of delicious drinks that add a touch of luxury to your day.

Prosecco Rose Mixed Case, £76 from M&S

Keep Comfy and Cosy  

Whilst the finishing touches and small details are what really elevates a barbecue, it’s important not to forget the simple essentials too – crucially, garden furniture! Investing in practical and high-quality garden furniture is important in helping your guests stay comfortable all night. What’s more, it’ll help you to bring your personal style to your outdoor space.

Rattan effect 3 seater Coffee set, £330 from B&Q