10 Reasons You Should Be Entertaining Outside This Summer

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Updated

There's plenty of great reasons you should eat and entertain outside; we thought of 10 that will inspire you to pick-up you plates and enjoy the best of the British weather.

1) Fresh air is good for you! What better excuse to get outside and breathe, eat and be merry! Wooden table in the garden with garden party dessert place settings and glass bottles and jars hanging from bamboo frame

Interior Holic

2) Eating outside is perfect if you have lots of friends and family. Outdoor garden party tables with yellow tablecloth with back lighting under the table

Dee's Party Ideas

3) Luxury outdoor entertaining is good for the body and mind! Seatpads and cushions on the grass with bowls of popcorn to watch a film on a projector screen

S.H.E Event Planning

4) The dog can come too! A dog acting like a picnic table, with red and white checked table cloth and picnic basket and plates on his back

Pets Adviser

5) Kids can run around, leaving the grown-ups to have adult conversations. Outdoor woodland picnic with white round table, pink accessories and pink bunting overhead


6) Themes are easier to think of when you eat outside. Green and white graden table setting with gree glasses and jugs and white bunting overhead


7) Outside eating means healthy foods are more acceptable. Green and white checked table cloth on a garden table, containing apple baskets and milk bottles

Good Housekeeping

8) Eating and entertaining outside is more relaxed and informal. Amazing large garden gazebo, with dark pink voile canopy, stood above a large garden rug and table setting


9) Garden parties are a fabulous way to indulge in tea-cakes during the afternoons. English garden tea party with duck egg, pink, yellow and white teapots, milk jugs, tea cups and matching bunting overhead


10) Eating outside at night has a distinctive romantic look and feel. Garden party at dusk, with table setting and fairy lights hanging between trees


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