Halloween is almost over, but exciting autumnal festivities continue. Time to put away the pumpkins and reignite your festive mood for Bonfire Night! Celebrate in style and warmth with our garden heating and lighting ideas!
Foggy days and crisp evenings don’t mean that you have to give up your patio! You can easily extend your summer with one of our Firefly heaters. Perfect for indoor and outdoor use, they can be easily installed and will keep you cosy.
Throwing a party is always fun – but especially when it is a garden party. With your garden, there are many things you can do to transform it into a beautiful party location. Just a few special items and thought-out finishing touches will turn your garden into something so magical that your guests will not want to leave. After reading about these wonderful accessories and the atmosphere they could create for you, your parties will never be the same again.
1. Low Voltage LED Light Net
Drape these sweet little lights over your hedges, trees or shrubs to create a magical and romantic effect, just like those created in the movies. If your garden doesn’t have greenery at hand, then hang them from your walls or fences, creating a relaxing atmosphere and calming ambience for your guests.
These lights are low voltage, so they will not be too bright and glaring, leading to soft lighting that will set the mood rather than blind anyone! White lights would be the perfect colour choice, because it is versatile and soothing, which is what you want for a relaxed garden party.
2. Mosaic Fire Pit
A mosaic fire pit is both practical and picturesque. This is a unique accessory that will make the atmosphere of your garden party absolutely amazing. You can use it as a table, which would show off the beautiful mosaic pattern, or you could use it as a fire pit, which would keep your guests warm and produce a shimmering fire. The fire pit also has a removable grill, which can be used as a barbecue.
3. Indian Garden Parasol
An Indian garden parasol is the perfect centrepiece for a garden party. The gorgeous details, combined with the beautiful colours, will make your garden look all the more special, while providing shade for your guests.
4. Good Quality Tablecloth
Buying a good quality tablecloth will help to make your garden party look beautiful. A good quality tablecloth improves the overall presentation, as it looks fresh, crisp and slick on top of the tables, displaying the food and drink. A colourful, enticing tablecloth can make your delicious buffet spread look even tastier!
Why not try a natural white table cloth? Or bright vibrant colours and patterns? Once you’ve got your theme, you can create a look which will captivate your guests and make your party a night to remember.
5. Vintage Style Glassware
Your party wouldn’t be complete without the necessary accessories to serve food and drink to your guests. Displays, glassware and serving utensils are the finishing touches that pull everything together, so consider using special items that are beautiful .
If you prefer products that are unique and colourful, yet with a classic twist, then how about vintage style glassware? A small number of vintage style goblets, dessert bowls and cake plates would be eye-catching additions to brighten up your tables.
These are just a small number of the accessories you could use to transform your garden into a stunning party location, with a magical atmosphere for all your guests to enjoy. Are there any accessories you would recommend? Share your thoughts below.
Shaniqua is a lifestyle blogger from London, who likes to write plays in her spare time. She enjoys planning and hosting parties and recommends Wipe Easy Tablecloths.
When we took over the adjacent allotment to our own, not only did we inherit some wonderfully rustic home made out-buildings and greenhouses, but also a modest decking and fire pit area. Now the previous tenants clearly had some grand designs, but due to relocating have left these largely unfulfilled. One of the things that struck us was that we could have plenty of space for planting, growing and keeping poultry but also a perfect (almost) ready-made entertaining area.
With some elbow grease to clean down the tired looking wood and some more ingenious construction (that probably wouldn’t pass building regulations!) we steadied the deck and dug out the cooking area. So what makes an allotment perfect for those long late nights that summer holds?
Your allotment can be the perfect space for a few friends to share some food, drinks and chill out under the stars. Certainly for us with only a modest sized garden, it is a perfect place when we want to invite a few more than usual as our allotment affords us the extra space. It also gives us food, cooking facilities and the chance to show off our second home – in a busy season it certainly feels that way.
Firstly, be sure to check the terms and conditions of your tenancy. I would not advocate doing anything that is likely to cause you trouble. I think that most local councils would be reasonably relaxed about it, depending on the proximity to neighbouring houses and the potential for noise pollution or damage.
Some useful pointers to ensure that you make the most of your allotment party –
· Check you are allowed to have a social gathering in your agreement
· Ensure your guests respect yours and others property
· Don’t annoy the neighbours – music, noise, and littering, wilful or accidental damage
· Keep the guest list select – don’t invite hundreds
· Be careful with any fires lit
· Keep the party area well lit, don’t want clumsy feet walking on those plants!
· Clearly fence off areas that are no-go’s
· Make sure all fires, candles and naked flames are extinguished before leaving
On a cold but clear April night we stoked up a fire and got a feel for what those long awaited summer nights would hold for us. It was blazing success. A perfectly clear night allowed us for some unrivalled sky views of the stars and planets, the fire pit roared to life and somehow the food tasted all that better. We are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to partake in our next one now that the temperatures have risen and the nights are just that bit longer. Whilst allotments may not be chic, and some may be a little shabby – they hold great promise for not only the raising of seeds but of glasses too.