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Host the biggest parties this summer 2024

Summer 2024 is shaping up to be one to remember with a host of live sports (Euros 2024, Paris Olympics and Paralympics, Wimbledon and more) and big events including Glastonbury, Taylor Swift heading to the UK and TRNSMT in Scotland.

If you’re feeling the summer vibes, now’s the time to start planning outdoor celebrations, welcoming barbecues, big-screen get-togethers and garden parties.

For the best food and drink to gorgeous decorations and patio sets, here’s where to find everything you need at Whiteley.

Summer food and drink, BBQs, party platters and more


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With rump steak kebabs, plant-based sausages and burgers, New Yorker Chicken flatties, sun-kissed rosé, sandwich platters and rainbow cakes, Marks & Spencer and Tesco everything you need to plan the ultimate summer barbecue. Treat your guests to delicious brownies, donuts and treats from Wenzels too.

Beautiful decorations, garden toys and paddling pools for summer 2024

Whether you’re going for a TikTok-trending boho look, football bunting, balloon arches or huge flower arrangements in bright vases, get inspired with this summer’s gorgeous finds. For kids, stock up on water pistols, paddling pools, outdoor games and bats and balls (don’t forget books and drawing materials if they need some downtime too).

Head to Clintons, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Poundland, The Entertainer and Waterstones.

Outdoor garden, patio sets and alfresco tablescaping

Next Summer tables

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Outdoor design is coming into its own this summer. Comfy modular sofas, colourful (and rainproof) outdoor cushions and rugs, earth-inspired textures such as hessian and stone, bright and beautiful patio tables and chairs, Eastern-inspired parasols and sustainable features will all add a gorgeous upgrade to your garden and decking. Remember, you’ll always need more cushions and chairs than you think you do.

For tablescaping, think huge Moroccan-inspired serving platters, colourful plates and glasses and fun cocktail accessories. Get inspired with beautiful buys at Flying Tiger Copenhagen, Next, Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

Barbecues, pizza ovens, heaters and solar lamps

Whether you’re going for gas or charcoal, barbecues are now an investment for your garden that’ll work all year round as more and more of us embrace the outdoors for cooking up family feasts and welcoming friends. Complement your outdoor entertainment areas with a pizza oven, warming heaters for British summers and solar lamps dotted around (or hang fairy lights across your patio). Head to Marks & Spencer and Tesco for ideas.

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