Naturewall Cedar Slatted Wall Panels used in a garden to decorate ready for the Queen's Jubilee. Ready to have a garden party over the bank holiday.

Entertain your guests in style this Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend

The sun is out and that means it is time for all the garden parties. Whether it is a special occasion or you're just feeling fancy, we have some great ideas for hosting your celebrations in style. Just in time for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee and bank holiday weekend!

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Summer is well and truly on the way, which means it’s the best time to kick-start the outdoor hosting. From afternoon tea to a garden picnic, here’s how you can celebrate in style with family and friends...

Afternoon Tea 

Quintessentially British, afternoon tea is perfect for all guests and smaller parties. Sweet and savoury treats, you can put on a spread with something for everyone!


Style tip: Style up your dining table with a large linen tablecloth or go for large jute and woven placemats to add texture. Collect some foliage and flowers from your garden and arrange them in vases to add interest to your table-scape and bring in that fresh summer feeling.

 

Garden Picnic 

Nothing quite beats a good old picnic – especially if we are lucky enough to receive some glorious sunshine! It’s a great way to bring family and friends together, and it’s easy to create a fun set-up at home.


Take a large blanket and throw on some scatter cushions to create some comfortable floor seating. Use a wicker basket to transport your refreshments and present it all on wooden trays for everyone to enjoy at their leisure. You can also add fun decorations by hanging traditional bunting along your fencing and trees to really get that jubilee party aesthetic!

 

Evening Drinks 

As the nights are getting lighter and warmer, keep the entertainment going into the evening with drinks at dusk. Get the wine chilling in the ice bucket to keep guests topped up and let the drinks flow as the sun sets.


Style tip: As the night draws in, light some big outdoor lanterns and bring out your blankets to create a cosy and warm atmosphere for your guests.

 

Relaxed Get-Together  

For those wanting a much more chilled bank holiday, enjoy slowing down for a few days…


Create your own little haven this weekend by adding some big comfy cushions, throws and light a few candles in your favourite space. Just sit back, relax, and watch the jubilee celebrations unfold from the comfort of your sofa!

However you choose to spend your bank holiday weekend – we hope you have a good one!

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