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How to: host a garden party

Whether you’re throwing a low-key BBQ or catching up with friends in the garden, here’s how to bring your home outside this summer.

Ah, the British weather. Will it rain? Will it snow? Perhaps there will be sunshine. Regardless, we’re guaranteed to flock to the nearest green space this summer and what better place to start than with our very own back gardens? The easiest way to make your own little outdoor haven and a comfortable place for friends and family to relax is with some ultra-comfy accessories. Try propping your outdoor space with oversized cushions and cosy blankets – perfect for wrapping up on long, cool evenings. Just make sure you have extras for when the unexpected guests start turning up.

Sainsbury's Home, home inspiration, home decor, outdoor dining, Moroccan Luxe grey patterned cushion, tablewareCooking it or eating it, our little nation loves its food. And while we don’t need an excuse to show off our culinary skills, a bit of outdoor feasting counts as a good one. To make your next BBQ look Instagram-ready, you’ll need some stylish tableware to match. Try contrasting white ceramic serving dishes against printed plastic crockery – ideal for clumsy little ones and guests that have enjoyed a few too many Pimm’s.

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When you’re cooking up a summer feast, why not take the pressure out of the whole experience and go disposable with your cookware? Scoop it in the bin and save on washing up time. That means more quality time spent with loved ones – we can’t argue with that.