Celebrating the Outdoors
Summer is here and you want to make the most of your outdoor area, any outdoor area and space.
Because – AUSTRALIA!
What are we doing with ourselves if we’re not making the most of the natural glory that is our outdoors in the summertime?
What better way to spend a summer evening than by hanging out with good friends when the early evening breeze is swirling, and the sting of the sun has gone out of the day? Or playing cricket in the backyard, while Dad fires up the BBQ.
Here’s the truth: the better prepared your outdoor area is, the more often you’ll use it. If you put a little effort into your outdoor area, you’ll make the very most of the balmy summer days ahead.
Check out some of these fantastic ideas to make the most of your outdoor area – and your summer!
Nobody likes to stand up or feel like they have to sit on something awkward (like the edge of a pot) during a get-together. Make sure your outdoor area is human-comfort-centric by providing a beautiful table and plenty of comfortable seats. If you’re inviting a lot of people, set up sitting areas both undercover and out under the sky. That way, your guests can enjoy the Australian sun, but find comfort in the shade if the heat gets overwhelming. Pictured below is the Fermob Luxembourg low lounge collection perfect for a casual gathering.
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the party must end.
In fact, dusk ‘till midnight might just be the best time to celebrate during an Australian summer.
Take some time to set up ambient lighting around your entertaining area. For a subtle feel that creates an atmosphere. Place your lighting in foliage or trees as pictured below using Fermob Aplo lights. Don't forget Fermob Balad and Mooon lights are also perfect for outdoor use.
Don’t juggle eight glasses of wine at once – uncover your inner retro host with a delivery tray. Our Alto trays are designed with entertaining in mind – from a formal champagne breakfast to a secret snack at the bottom of the garden.
DRINKS ALL ROUND
Depending on the type of gathering you’re going to have, you’ll want to stock up on drinks – juices, bottled water, soda, and beer. Fill a jug with water and ice and top it off with sliced lemon, orange, berries, lime, or cucumber to make a healthy, delicious, and (most importantly) thirst-quenching beverage, served on your very own Luxembourg drinks trolley.
FAIL TO PLAN AND YOU PLAN TO FAIL
Have a plan (but don’t get too caught up in the details) in place of how your evening is going to go. For example, rather than introducing the food all at once, you may want to stagger it throughout the party – start off with appetizers and refreshments, move to the dinner table for the feast, hit the pool area for drinks, and make your desserts easy to manage so people can walk around and talk to people.
These are only a few summer suggestions for your outdoor celebrations in 2023, most importantly have fun.
Happy New Year………………..