7 garden accessories you need to complete your garden party look

Garden party ideas to set the scene for outdoor entertaining

Picture this: you’ve mowed the lawn, jet washed the patio, and put the gazebo up ready for your garden soiree. But you’re looking around and something still feels like it’s missing. Feel familiar? Let’s face it, the devil is in the detail, and no garden party is complete without chic outdoor accessories. Finishing off your summer party aesthetic with just a few garden accessories will make all the difference. Think outdoor cushions, cosy throws, citronella candles, and warm string lights. You’ll be partying into the night in no time!

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  1. Outdoor heating
  2. Inflatable hot tubs
  3. String lighting
  4. Outdoor soft furnishings
  5. Citronella candles
  6. Barbecues
  7. Garden games
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1. Add a little warmth with outdoor heating

Outdoor heating can be more than just a functional addition to your garden. Impress your party guests with a practical and stylish outdoor heater, such as a portable fire pit, chiminea, or log burner. Our garden heating range is designed to add a little bit of warmth and a whole lot of style to your outdoor space. Ready to heat this party up? Take a look at our favourite outdoor heating options below.

Our traditional Cuba cast iron chimenea is perfect for summer parties and evening entertaining. Alternatively, if you’re hosting a party with lots of guests, opt for a 360-degree angle chiminea. Our Colorado steel chiminea is perfect for all of the family and friends to gather round when the evening gets chilly.


2. Wow your guests with a party-perfect hot tub

Become the ultimate garden party host with an inflatable hot tub. Whether you and your guests want to bask in the sun with the bubbles on or take a relaxing dip when the lights go down, an inflatable spa is the ultimate place for entertaining. Top tip: if you really want to impress your guests, don’t forget the extras. We have a wide range of hot tub accessories so you can be the host with most. Keep reading for our top picks!

If you’re hosting several guests, opt for the spacious Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki inflatable hot tub. Suitable for up to seven adults, the Helsinki AirJet’s spacious surroundings can be enjoyed by all of the friends and family. Plus, it includes a cushioned seating area so your guests can stretch out, relax, and enjoy the party vibes. Once the hot tub is sorted, we recommend adding a drinks holder and an LED light to really get the party started.

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3. Create ambience with solar string lighting

The celebrations don’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Drape string lights around trees and bushes to create a truly divine garden hangout space. Looking to create an outdoor party space that sings with colour? Our Kanor battery-powered LED string lights incorporate vibrant colours on funky paper lanterns, making them the perfect party choice. Alternatively, you can achieve ambient bliss in your outdoor space with these Solar Flaming lantern lights.

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4. Set the scene with outdoor throws and cushions

If you’re wondering why your garden party set up looks a little bare, you’re probably missing those all-important outdoor soft furnishings. Outdoor cushions, blankets, pouffes, and throws are the perfect complement to your outdoor seating area, creating a cosy and inviting environment for all of your party guests. 

Keep your garden seating looking party-ready by adding an assortment of outdoor cushions. Top tip: layer different colours and sizes throughout your outdoor seating area to create a real sense of texture and cosiness. We’re loving the accents of the Kisiria blue and green leaf cushion paired with the bold Kisiria Abyssal blue cushion. Alternatively, if you’re looking for garden furnishings that add extra space as well as style, opt for our Kisiria crotchet stitch pouffe. This minimalist, neutral pouffe is the perfect addition for adding comfort, elegance, and style to your garden get-together. 

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5. Repel pests and add atmosphere with citronella candles

Add atmosphere and deter insects by adding a selection of citronella candles around your garden. Our range of triple wick lemon grass citronella candles add ample light to your space whilst also acting as a great insect and bug repellent – perfect for when you’re hosting summer BBQ’s and want to keep pests away. Choose from a range of colours, including blue, purple, and green.

6. Barbecue ideas for the perfect summer cookout

When it comes to garden soirees, everyone knows that a barbecue is a must-have accessory. Get ready to show off your culinary skills and ensure your guests are well fed with this garden party staple. Our range of BBQ’s are both affordable and built to last – meaning you’ll be equipped for years of garden parties to come. 

Our GoodHome Owsley barbecue has ample burners meaning you don’t have to worry about guests going hungry. Plus, it comes with a multi-cooking set so you can experiment with different cooking styles such as a pizza stone.

Alternatively, if you’re hosting a street party and want something a bit more portable, opt for the Weber Compact Charcoal barbecue. A great alternative to a disposable barbecue, the Smokey Joe can be used over and over again!


7. Bring the garden party vibes with garden games

No garden party aesthetic is complete without garden play. Your garden party will be the talk of the town once you’ve added the essential outdoor play activities – think swingball, a football goal, a tennis or badminton set, or even a slip-and-slide. Whether it’s the children, teenagers, or adults, you’ll have enough garden games and outdoor activities to keep the fun and giggles going all day. 

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Get this party started

Whether it’s adding a few candles, string lights, cushions, or perhaps even a hot tub, considering your garden accessories will make all the difference to your garden party atmosphere. Ready to get the party started? Browse our outdoor & garden section today to create a fun, inviting, and playful space for all of your guests to enjoy.