How to Host the Best Garden Party this Summer

How to Host the Best Garden Party this Summer

From barbeque-made burgers to creamy coconut pina colada cocktails, summer parties are a great way to socialise with friends and family on those scorching summer days.

Planning for your party in advance means you can kick back and relax on the day of the party. Deciding the food, drinks, theme, heating and music playlist are all factors which go into making a successful garden party.

Here are some tips and tricks to make the whole process run much more smoothly and ensure your party is a roaring success.


No garden party would be complete without a plethora of snacks for your guests to nibble on in between nattering with friends and family.

The most popular choice of food for a garden party is barbeque food. Use our Chesneys Garden Party BBQ for a gourmet experience of the highest quality for even large groups of friends and family.

Provide other summer favourite nibbles to accompany the barbeque like sliced watermelon sticks and bowls of vibrant strawberries and grapes.

Cheese is always a popular snack, so lay out a cheese board filled with crackers, brie, stilton and any other cheese you fancy.

For guests with more of a sweet-tooth, display plates of layered pastel macaroons for an elegant touch.


Hosting a garden party is the perfect excuse to try your hand at cocktail making.

There is a range of different vibrant cocktail recipes on the BBC Goodfood which can bring a splash of colour to your party and keep your guests dancing all night long.

Don’t forget to cater to all of your guests by providing some alcohol-free drinks including mocktails and jugs of juice and water.


A good way to keep everyone happy with the choice of music is by creating a playlist beforehand and allowing guests to add their own songs to it.

Choose music that is upbeat, fun and easy to dance to.


When the sun starts to set and your guests are finishing their last sip of passionfruit martini, it is a good time to bring out a heater to keep the party going well into nighttime.

The Chesneys Clean Burn Outdoor Stove is the perfect heater for a summer party as it emits a substantial amount of glowing heat to warm your guests while producing next to no smoke.

This is the perfect opportunity to end the night toasting marshmallows in a warm, cosy circle full of your favourite people.

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