Must Haves: August Bank Holiday Garden Party

With the Autumn breezes slowly but surely rolling in, the August bank holiday weekend is the prime time to host your last garden party of the season. And don’t worry, for all of your hard work our Coterie Club has exclusive offers and rewards for you to enjoy.

This year has seen a rise in DIY style garden furniture – upcycling your wooden pallets is the newest trend to give your garden a rustic, and cosy feel whilst offering a sustainable alternative to typical garden furniture. The eclectic mix of rustic wood and gorgeous soft furnishings is not one to be missed – shop our luxury silk cushions, perfect for adding an edge of opulence; and  Cuckooland’s sheltered table set is ideal to keep your guests snug come sun set. For cooler evenings, see their incredible garden pod. The only catch is that your guests might not want to leave!

As the sun begins to bid us an earlier goodnight, contemporary and distinct lighting is paramount. Keeping to the rustic theme, With some simple additions Mason Jars can provide lighting for a tranquil, enchanting atmosphere. The Garden Glove show how easy they are to create here.

This new trend seems to encapsulate the idea of your decorations being useful – Wayfair’s rustic wheelbarrow is perfect for filling with ice and bottled drinks, keeping to the style and offering a talking point for guests. For all of your cocktails and fruit punches, the Kilner drink dispenser is optimal for displaying the offerings in a quaint fashion. Talking of quaint displays, the best part of a garden party is arguably the food! The small touches are what matter most – throw out the bottle of Heinz, and opt for mini labelled buckets; Kara shows what a difference this can make over on her blog.

Now that your garden is ready, what about you? Barker Collars has your back! Whether you’re looking to go all out and dress to the nines, with our formal dress shirts or for more informal occasions, our fun back shirts fit the bill perfectly.

Barker appreciates your own comfort, so why not make sure you have a set of our linen on your bed to clamber into once the party is over, and those stains on your shirt? Barker’s Fabric Care Services are on hand. For all of your hard work, why not join our Coterie Club? Benefit from exclusive offers and rewards for you to enjoy.