With the summer party season just around the corner, and a possible long heatwave forecast, here's our guide to hosting fabulous outdoor parties.
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Why buy when you can rent? Did you know that you can hire beer dumps, fridges and patio heaters for the day? Folding wooden chairs or more stylish chivari chairs make a great temporary addition to your garden. 1.5m to 3m wide commercial grade parasols will add colour and coverage to your event.
Check out new app designedforhire.com to find hire suppliers and products in your area.
On Trend Summer Drinks
Gin isn't over. Rum is still popular - having been the trending cocktail ingredient of the winter. What's still important is the quality and freshness of your mixers. Yes, that means making your own rhubarb juice or blending 100% pure unsweetened coconut juice with fresh lime and mango for tropical taste kick.
Food should be delicate and served on long boards made from bamboo. Steamed dumplings in traditional bamboo pots has been the most popular party food in Berlin this season. If you know about food, you'll know that lots of trends emerge from Berlin's fashion events and spread across Europe's pop up dining culture in following months.
When it comes to dessert and cocktails it's all in the presentation, utilising recycled small glass jars, miniature bottles and tall thin glass flutes. There's a crossover between dessert and drink vessels, so you may find yourself serving coconut and lime ice-cream in an unusual glass one day, and using it for an orange-infused Negroni the next.