As we head into the new normal and eagerly catch up with friends and family we’re all
looking for new ways to entertain at home. While we may not see the backyard parties of
days gone by just yet, we can still make our gardens a welcome, sociable and stylish place to
You can easily host a great garden get together without going all out, you don’t need a pool
or hot tub either, although both are great and lots of fun! Utilising your outdoor area has a
great list of pros but no.1 is being able to relax in the comfort of your own home.
In this blog we’ve listed 5 great entertainment ideas that will make your outdoor space the
place everyone wants to hang out in, this month and beyond. Try a few different ones to
keep your garden events fun and full of surprises!
There’s nothing more nostalgic that a board game round the fire, everyone battling it out to
be games champion. Why not invite guests to bring their favourite? From small traditional
card games to a casino night or Pictionary to giant lawn games such as Jenga, chess, pick up
sticks and Connect 4. Grab the snacks, pop up some fairy lights for when the sun goes down
and get set to let the good times roll.
Lights, camera, action! What’s better than a backyard movie night under the light of the
stars and warmed by the fire? Transform your garden into an amazing outdoor cinema this
summer by setting up a designated space with a sheet or screen, some comfy pillows or
reclining outdoor chairs and cosy blankets. Whether you chose to watch a blockbuster or a
timeless classic, it’s treat for all ages.
If setting up a sheet isn’t quite for you there is a great range of inflatable, pop-up and ready
to use screens on the market. They’re fully portable too so you don’t need to worry about it
being in the way when you cut the lawn either.
S’mores from the fire make a fantastic movie snack along with freshly made popcorn and
mugs of steaming cocoa.
Cheese and Wine Night
Nothing beats kicking back, relaxing and enjoying a drink or two with friends. The bonus
with this idea is that it can easily double as a winter activity, just warm up the wine and
stoke up the outdoor fire, add extra thick blankets and big comfy cushions and you’re all set.
Make your cheese and wine night one to remember by serving baked cheese and warm
breads. If you have a Morsø Forno you could even bake these in your outdoor oven along
with freshly homemade flatbreads for that extra wow factor.
Take you fire to the beach. Transporting yourself somewhere far more exotic than your own
backyard is easy if you’re topping up drinks at a tiki bar. It’s the perfect space to show off
those mixology skills you’ve been fine-tuning over recent months. Chalk up your cocktails on
a blackboard and arrange a mix of seating – from an outdoor table with chairs to pouffes
When it comes to styling your bar, there are two options: the first is to keep things
sophisticated with natural materials and shades of grey and blue in the accessorise, or you
can go all-out tropical, complete with bright, fun props. Don’t forget the tunes either, with a
smart speaker a must to relive summer festivals past.
Why save the best bit till last? Skip straight to dessert and have an evening as sweet as your
This must be one of our favourite new entertainment trends. A table full of treats is always
sure to delight your guests but a whole evening themed around dessert, take us to Wonka’s
factory now! Add in a hot chocolate bar where guests can pimp their drinks with cream,
chocolate flakes and marshmallows – or you could add Baileys or Disaronno for an alcoholic
version, and this gathering just became a party of dreams!