Are you planning on hosting an outdoor party this summer? Drinks night? Or a more formal dining affair? We’ve got the most beautiful designer dining tables and gorgeous accessories to adorn and wow your guests.

 

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Artemis Outdoor Diningset by Oxleys

Riviera Outdoor Diningset by Oxleys

 

One of our favourite brands for garden furniture is Gloster. Founded over 50 years ago in West Africa for local market consumption using discarded branches and tree stumps that would otherwise have been burnt. Today, their collection is modern and non-complicated, and works well when mixed with your current furniture for an eclectic vibe. Or can also be matched to your existing pieces as their garden sets come in a variety of different woods. If you’re unsure about how to mix and match different wood tones, check out this piecefull of tips and advice.

 

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Gloster Whirl Teak tableand chairs

Gloster Whirl round base table

 

The accessories, tableware and glassware you choose to decorate your table with will depend on the nature of your soiree. For example, a sit down meal will need set places with items such as the Royal Crown Derby Broadway Coupe Plate for each person. However, at a more casual affair where a barbecue or buffet is being served your table will need to hold various serving trays, bowls and plates. The Edge Spice Circle is ideal for serving different spices for your guests to add to their own food, but can also be used for dips or small snacks too. Another fantastic tableware piece is the Culinary Concepts Chip and Dip Set, which is perfect for informal gatherings such as a drinks night with friends.

 

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Delicate glassware lends itself to more formal dinners, mainly because your guests will be sitting so there is less chance of anything breaking. Pieces like the Waterford Elegance Tempo Decanter are perfect for a sit down meal - its sophisticated design will air your wine effortlessly, ensuring only the best taste, and it’s easy to pass around the table. For more casual events where people might be standing while drinking, or lounging on one of your luxury chairs, the Waterford Elegance Stemless Wine Glasses are ideal. These stemless wine glasses are a stylish and practical choice for busy parties as they’re more stable than regular wine glasses. 

 

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Keeping your drinks chilled outside is sometimes a challenge, but with the Culinary Concepts Leather Handled Wine Cooler with 6 Baseless Flutes, you can keep your drinks cool even in the heat of summer! What tips and ideas can you share with us about how to create the perfect summer dining experience?