Elevate Your Summer BBQ Experience: A Guide to Creating Memorable Outdoor Feasts

As the sun extends its warm embrace across the UK, there's no better time to indulge in the delights of summer BBQs. Whether you're planning a laid-back gathering with friends or a festive family affair, your summer BBQ can be elevated to new heights with a touch of creativity and thoughtful preparation. In this guide, we'll explore how to transform your outdoor space into a vibrant and inviting setting for a memorable culinary experience. 

Select the Perfect Tableware

The tableware you choose plays a crucial role in setting the stage for your summer BBQ. Opt for pieces that not only complement your outdoor decor but also add a touch of elegance and charm to your spread. At The Social Kitchen, we offer a diverse range of crockery, glassware, and cutlery in an array of vibrant colours and stylish designs. From our White Bead Charger Plates to our Green Garland Dinner Plates, each piece is carefully curated to enhance the visual appeal of your table setting. The Cutlery would work well with this set I would add the Pearl Shimmer Cutlery Collection. Glassware Alpine Jewel Wine Glass & Alpine Jewel Tumbler.

Create a Colourful Spread

Elevate your BBQ spread with the delicious recipes from my book The Social Kitchen Table. From the tantalizing Grilled Halloumi with Honey to the rosemary-steak skewers, and the savoury charm of Corn on the Cob with Garlic Confit & Parsley Butter, there is something for everyone.


To complement your delicious food, we have an extensive collection of platters, perfect for serving up your favourite BBQ delights with style such as the Cream Oval Ceramic Platter With Decorative Rim,  Green Oval Platter and the Cream Platter With Green Flowers on Rim.

Cream Oval Ceramic Platter With Decoratuve Rim, Cream Platter With Green Flowers on Rim and the Green Oval Platter.

Don't forget to add small pinch pots for suaces and dips such as the Green Pinch PotWhite Pinch Pot and the Cermaic Cream Pinch Pot with Green Inside.

Green and Cream beautiful pinch pots perfect for BBQ sauces

Keep Your Guests Refreshed 

Ensure your guests stay refreshed and hydrated with a well-stocked beverage station featuring my Grapefruit Spritz Cocktail. Easy to make and delcioous, everyone will enjoy this cocktail! Serve your beverages in our stylish drink dispensers!

Grapefruit Spritz Cocktail, beutiful cocktail for the garden

Add Decorative Accents

Add the finishing touches to your summer BBQ spread with decorative accents that reflect your style. Elevate your table setting with colorful flowers and lanterns to create a warm and inviting ambiance. Whether you're hosting a daytime gathering or an evening soiree, these decorative features will add a touch of charm and sophistication to your outdoor dining experience.

With these tips, you can elevate your summer BBQ experience and create lasting memories with your loved ones. From stylish tableware to mouthwatering dishes and festive decorations, every detail contributes to the overall ambience of your outdoor feast. So embrace the joys of summer, fire up the grill, and savour the season with a beautiful and memorable BBQ celebration. Cheers to good food, great company, and unforgettable moments under the summer sun!