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Garden Parties While You’re Social Distancing


With lockdown restrictions easing so gradually and the advice between countries being different, it’s hard to tell what will be acceptable from one week to the next. But one thing for sure, and that’s social distancing is great way to shield yourself and others from Coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean you garden parties are completely off the cards.

While the restrictions have impacted our lives in a big way, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in the sun this Summer. So, we’ve put together some ideas for how to make the most of your outdoor space this season. So, have a read and find out how to throw a socially distant garden party

Picnic in your own Personal Space

While buffets are out of the question, that doesn’t mean you can’t picnic with your pals. Now that households can meet up with one another, there’s nothing stopping you from heading to a park. You can even host family or friends in your own front garden.

Everyone will have to cater for themselves, but that just means you can pack more of the things you love. For vegan diets and have food intolerance’s, you can pack your basket with the foods that meet your need.

Add a little fun into your feast with some contact-free games. So, a game of frisbee might be out of the question, but charades are on the cards. So, pack your blankets, stay at a safe distance, and spend a little time with your loved ones.

  • Morrisons have a range of picnic favourites, from cheese and crackers, to scotch eggs and pork pies.
  • Cath Kidston have a huge range of cute picnic essentials, from baskets and blankets, to bento boxes and travel cups.
  • Go homemade with your food with ProCook to stock up on kitchen essentials and cook up a storm.

Fire up the Grill and Cook up a Storm

Barbecues are a Summer staple, and there are a few ways you can socially distance, and cook up a storm. You can cater for your friends and family without getting too close with separate utensils, gloves and face masks.

Your friends and family can bring their own supplies to make sure you’re staying safe. Disposable barbecues and even a budget-friendly kettle barbecue being options. They can bring their own food and utensils and you’re good to go for a day of outdoor fun.

Separate barbecues have their advantages for those with dietary requirements, as vegans won’t have to worry about meat contamination. Not to mention you’ll have more space on offer, so everyone can be catered for easily.

So, pack your cooler full of beers, pick out a nice barbecue spot, and get grilling. Even with social distancing measures in place, you can make the most of the Summer sunshine.

  • ProCook have all the kit you need to become a master behind the grill, from utensils to recipe books.
  • Stock up on the essentials for your barbecue with a protein-packed delivery from Muscle Food.
  • Meet those special dietary requirements with The Vegan Kind, and their range of tasty meatless treats.

Holiday Vibe at Your Garden Parties

You don’t have to be abroad to enjoy a swim in the sun. You can get a back-yard pool relatively inexpensively. We’ve covered ways you can get those holiday vibes from the comfort of your own home, and it’s worth shopping around if you feel like you’re missing out on some sorely needed beach-time.

You’ll want to avoid packing yourself and your mates into one pool currently. A good alternative is getting your friends on a video call, and taking a dip together. Just make sure you keep your electronics away from the water.

Get some holiday activities going, whether it’s a tiki bar setting, or a luau vibe for a taste of Hawaii, you can still set the scene for your friends and family if you can keep each other at a safe distance. So, get your friends round in fancy dress, and holiday in your own garden. 

While whipping up a batch of sangria for everyone might be out of the question, there’s nothing stopping you from inviting your friends over to your garden for a little cocktail making fun. Get them to stock up on the ingredients, put on some music, and make yourselves some DIY drinks.

  • Stock up on essential cocktail ingredients at Asda so you can have a sip while you socially distance.
  • Wilko are a great choice if you’re looking for a pool for a budget-friendly price.
  • Set the scene with some decorations from Party Pieces, so you and your friends can have a ball without coming to close.

Socially Distant Stargazing

While camping in your front garden might not be a perfect option, there’s nothing stopping you from pitching a tent, and spending a few hours staring into space by candlelight. Get your friends to bring their own tent and park them 2 metres apart, and you can spend some time apart, together.

You can set the scene with a few candles or fairy lights, stock up on some snacks, and get wrapped up in your cosiest blanket under the night sky. It’s a great way to take your garden parties into the night.

With less pollution, and planes in the sky, the view won’t be spoiled, so it’s a great time to take up the practice. So, grab a mug of hot chocolate, or open yourself a beer, and have a little look, it’s a pretty great way to spend an evening.

  • Camp out in style by stocking up on the outdoor essentials at Go Outdoors this Summer.
  • Keep cosy under the night sky with cute and cuddly blankets from Dunelm, so you can spend a toasty evening under the stars.
  • You can’t say cosier than a hot chocolate, so head over to Hotel Chocolat for some quality cocoa.

Socially Distance at your Garden Parties

So, whether you’re looking for creative ways to have some fun with the people you’re missing from a safe distance, or just want to make use of the outdoor space this Summer, there’s a few ideas on how you can utilise it for some cracking garden parties.