While evenings are longer and nights are warmer, why not make the most of the summer by dining al fresco and enjoying the season’s festivities? Whether it’s just the two of you, the family or a group of your best friends, there’s inspiration aplenty for entertaining through outdoor eating.
Dine at dark
Bring atmosphere to your mealtime with candles or tea lights. Not only do they provide a natural mood light as the evening does draw darker, but they make for an aesthetically gorgeous addition to your table, with so many style possibilities. Using tea lights inside glass jars provides safety, shields the flame from any possible breeze, and – if using patterned or coloured glass – can make for a strikingly unique glow. Why not scatter the table with jars of various sizes and glass tints for a truly atmospheric display? You can light tea lights safely and with ease with Brabantia’s long lighter – check out the fun and funky range of colours on our Spring/Summer Lookbook.
When it comes to hosting a summer dinner party it’s about more than just the outdoor eating and scrumptious food. To truly impress you may wish to theme your table setting style. We love this rustic table design, with its romancing taper candles, white flower displays, and messy greenery. Warn wooden furniture comes to life with nature-inspired settings, suiting perfectly the grace of the rustic style. Brabantia collects plenty of outdoor dining inspiration on Pinterest – check out our Sensational Summer and Stylish Entertainment boards to find your ideal al fresco setting!
Looking for something a little more contemporary? Why not pick a bold or primary colour and see it through throughout your table setting display? Bold blues or passionate reds really bring different auras to your al fresco experience. You could even take it a step further and paint garden furniture such as chairs and benches if you’re really wishing to up your style game! Think coloured candles, pot plants, and cutlery, playing with hues and shades of the same key colour. You can remain furtherly loyal to your chosen colour by matching utensils (and necessities!) such as Brabantia’s corkscrew, which comes in a multi-funky collection of colours for you to love.