5 Things that bring extra fun to your summer garden parties

When the weather starts to improve, thoughts turn to your outdoors space. But how can you bring extra fun to your garden this summer? Here are five things you can add to your garden to help you and your family enjoy being outside even more...

When the weather starts to get better, thoughts turn to your outdoor space. To really enjoy your garden, you might want to spruce it up before the summer comes so you can enjoy the benefits of having some lovely outdoor space. But how can you bring that extra fun to your garden this summer? Here are five things you can add to your garden to help you and your family enjoy being outside even more…


If you fancy having a relaxing soak after a busy day or a touch of holiday luxury at home, a hot tub is a great addition to any garden. You can enjoy a summer’s evening by resting in the bubbles and perhaps even indulge with a drink in hand. Maybe you want to invite your friends round and have a hot tub party? It certainly is a talking point. Inflatable hot tubs are becoming increasingly popular and more are more affordable way to have a hot tub in your garden.


There are those that say cooking on coals is best for BBQing. But for a functional, cleaner and easier garden barbecue, cooking on gas is the way to go. There are so many different options out there to choose from and it’ll depend on how many you are cooking for and how much you plan to use it. Having a barbecue is a great way to enjoy your outdoor space for longer and enables you to create fun social events in your garden too.


Playing in the garden can be enjoyed by all, young and old. There are lots of different garden games out there to try that can make your garden a fun place to be. From the good old football to giant chess, bowling and hoopla, garden games are an excellent way to add extra fun to your garden this summer. You can find a game for all generations to play and whether as a family or friends. Add some kid’s tables and chairs and you can make the most of good weather and your outdoor space.


During the summer you won’t want to go inside when the sun goes down so enjoy your garden for longer with outdoor lighting. You can choose anything from fairy lights to large lamps depending on your needs. There are also different options when it comes to power too. Battery, solar, plug in or a mixture can be used so you can enjoy light in any part of your garden. Make those evenings in the garden last longer with some beautiful outdoor lighting.


So, this one may be mostly for the adults, but having a outdoor bar in your garden can be so much fun, especially for parties. You can of course install your own gazebo bar (I’ve seen them in garden centres) or you could have a go at DIYing one for yourself. Either upcycle a bar cart from an old hostess trolley so that you can wheel it away indoors when it’s not in use, or you could have a go at making my DIY pallet bar project!

As you can see there are plenty of things you can do to bring extra fun to your garden. Make the most of the sunny days and mild evenings this summer by maximising the use of your outdoor space. So, fire up your BBQ, tire the kids out on the trampoline then sit back and relax in your hot tub. Will you be enjoying your garden this summer?

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Cassie Fairy
Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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