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Alfresco Living and Dining with Atria Watford
Summer lunches in the garden, all-day picnics in the park and late-night sunset tipples – summer’s here and Atria Watford has everything you need for the perfect summer home vibes.
First things first, think about the transition from day to night, you don’t want your guests using their torches to find their way.
Imagine this beautiful light hanging over your garden table! The Starburst centre piece from Marks and Spencer is stunning and just £29.50.
Create evening drama. You can really set the tone with the 3 Pack of Outdoor Starburst Path Solar Lights from Marks and Spencer for £29.50.
These gorgeous Solar Festoon lights from Lakeland are one of the must-haves this season and last year after year – plus they can be taken anywhere to create a magical picnic setting. They cost £49.99, down from £64.99.
Next up, you need a centre-piece or pieces for the table. Fresh flowers look and smell fabulous but if you want something that last’s beyond the party, Next Beauty & Home have some lovely artificial flower displays from just £10. We’ve picked three we love that would look fab on any table display.
Abigail Ahern Artificial Hydrangea Mallow Single Stem £10, Gallery Home Artificial Small Lavender Plant In Pot £12, Always & Forever Window Box £28
Buzz off! Not you! Flies and wasps! A citronella candle works wonders at repelling the pesky beasts and this fab looking terracotta one from M&S is stylish and practical – and just £12.50
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise. The Evans Lichfield Leopard Outdoor Filled Cushion (left) for £15.00 from Next will be the PUUUUURFECT addition to your outside furniture. Or the Joe Brown Boho Outdoor Tassel Trim Throw from Next for £80.00 looks gorgeous draped over a chair and practical for when the night draws in.
For some real heat in the evening, splash out on this Madeira Fire Pit £239.20 Previous price £299.00
Undoubtedly the most important part of your entertaining is the food. Marks and Spencer has everything you need for a gourmet BBQ at home or a picnic outside. What about this though:
The Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven is currently £224 from £249 from Lakeland and is great for the summer or winter.
Picnic in style with the Sophie Allport Picnic Blanket covered in Strawberries for £41.50 from Next Beauty & Home.
Atria Top Tip: Pack Bug Spray to ensure the bugs BUZZ OFF away from you. Pick up this bug spray from Superdrug for £5.49.
Let the games commence! These games from WHSmith are classics and perfect for home or in the park. It’s great to see the grandparents and grandkids have a go together.
The Professor Puzzle Wooden Ring Toss Garden Game for £15.00 and the Professor Wooden Puzzle Boules Garden Game is also £15.
Bring everyone together with this Rounders Set from Menkind at just £19 – why not make it an annual family tradition?
Atria Watford has a fantastic choice of takeaway foods that you can collect or have delivered to your home. From Las Iguanas to Tortilla, if it’s simple, easy and tasty food you’re after without the fuss, find out more here. https://atriawatford.com/stores/category/food-drink