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29 fun garden party essentials for your Jubilee weekend: From disco lights to cool outdoor bars

Your royal jubilee garden party checklist...

Are you planning a brilliant garden party this summer? You're no doubt thinking of all the ways to transform your outdoor space into the ultimate party place. Whether you're in the mood for a Jubilee bash, or just a family get together, it's time to inject some fun into your backyard. 

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The Royal Jubilee will be absolutely epic, and you might be looking to host friends in your garden. For that you'll need some union jack bunting, plenty of booze in the fridge and some fun and games for when the sun goes down. 

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Royal party props

Talking Tables party props, £6.50, John Lewis


Union Jack bunting 

Get in the spirit with some bunting... 

Jubilee bunting, £4.95, Amazon


An outdoor bar for your garden

Yes, we might be able to go to the pub, but you might well get faster service at The Mi Casa Inn. 

Wooden bar for your garden, £349.99, Robert Dyas


Colourful decorations

Bring some fun to your garden with colourful decorations. 

Pom pom decoration set, £11.99, Amazon


Stylish patio heater 

Brrrr, don't let the blue skies fool you. It can be chilly out there. A patio heater is a must if you're looking to socialise through the night in your garden. 

Neo Electric garden patio heater, £99.99, Amazon


An impressive BBQ 

A BBQ is a must for any summer garden party. I'm dreaming of owning the egg-shaped designs that all the celebrities own. 

Big Green Egg MiniMax BBQ with ConvEGGtor, £795, John Lewis


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An LED ice bucket 

I know you don't need it but you want it, don't you? 

LED Ice bucket, £18.99, Amazon


Outdoor hot tub 

An outdoor hot tub would be the perfect pick-me-up after a long day at the (home) office.

Lay-Z-Spa Hot tub, £360, Argos


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Outdoor pizza oven

We've watched enough episodes of Jamie Oliver cooking in his garden to feel inspired, so now we want a pizza oven on our patio, too. 

La Hacienda BBQ Pizza Oven, £67.99, Amazon


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Pretty outdoor lights 

You can't neglect lighting - no one wants to be sat outside in the dark, so definitely check out lots of lighting options online. You could opt for festoon lighting, solar lights, a curtain or even starburst lights. 

Fairy lights for the garden, £25, Lights4Fun


Colourful beanbags 

Be warned: These might be hard to get out of, but they'll make people laugh when you attempt it. 

Bean bag chair, £34.99, Amazon 


Rainbow lights

The ambience is key when it comes to hosting outside, and a pop of colour will make it stand out from the rest. 

Rainbow festoon lights, £37.49, Lights4Fun


Rainbow picnicware 

I'm counting on Marks & Spencer to bring colour to my outdoors this summer with the delightful rainbow picnicware that's in stock right now. From picnic plates to wine glasses, prosecco flutes and gin glasses, this set will no doubt brighten anyone's day. 

Rainbow picnicware, prices start at £17.50, Marks & Spencer 


Outdoor bunting 

You've got your royal bunting but you might want to add some more colour into your garden, or perhaps you're celebrating a big birthday. 

Multicoloured bunting, £11.99, Amazon


Outdoor teepee 

There's just something sweet about a teepee, and they don't have to cost the earth! 

Smoby teepee, £191.17, Etsy


Instagrammable booze 

It's a fact: You need to document all the fun you're having on Instagram and that sometimes involves a lovely glass of pink bubbles. With that in mind, Della Vite's new Prosecco Rosé should be on your wish list for your garden get-togethers. The premium rosé will be ideal for toasting the start of rosé season - what's more, it has even been awarded the ‘Master’ medal in the prestigious Global Prosecco Masters. 

Della Vite Prosecco Rosé, £24.95, Della Vite


Outdoor igloo

Go big or go home, isn't that what they say? Garden get-togethers night could be extra special in one of these cute transparent globes for the garden. 

Astreea igloo, £1298, Amazon


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A stylish outdoor speaker 

Finding a fun outdoor speaker is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but I think I've found the perfect one. This is the 'unicorn' version of the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker. 

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker, £169.99, John Lewis



Outdoor cinema 

Who wouldn't want an outdoor movie night? We've spent months on our sofa watching the TV, now we're all desperate to kick back and relax in the garden and watch some old classics on a projector. Note to self: It probably looks more fun that it really is.

Outdoor cinema, £249.99, Amazon


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A chic garden parasol 

If you're hosting friends in the garden you want to give them some shade so they don't get too much sun. Opt for a parasol that moves, or even has a built-in sound system. I am rather partial to this bright yellow one. 

Yellow parasol, £99.99, Wayfair


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Outdoor rugs 

An outdoor rug will just give your outdoor space a little wow factor and can hide a patio you've not been bothered to jet wash yet. 

Outdoor rug, from £12, Dunelm


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Hammock big enough for two people

Channel your inner bush tucker and get to grips with a hammock in the back garden. And yes, it's all fun and games until someone falls out after one too many vinos. A crash pad could be an option?

Double hammock, £42.99, Wayfair


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Tiki party accessories

I know I might be daft, but fetch me a Hawaiian shirt and whip me up a cocktail because this is just what the doctor ordered. Amazon has some really cheap 'n' cheerful options and this tropical party decoration set includes a table skirt, pineapple fruit sticks, flamingo fruit sticks, medium-sized turtle leaves, hibiscus syriacus, small umbrella fruit sticks and fruit straws. What more could you need?

Hawaiian party decorations, £14.99, Amazon


DJ lights

These lights move with the music - genius! 

Outdoor disco lights, £13.99, Amazon



Probably more for the kids, but that should keep them occupied for a while. 

Flamingo pinata, £17.99, Amazon


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Mini assault course for the dog 

Don't forget the pooch, ok!?

Agility dog course, £44.99, Amazon


Outdoor table tennis

Not sure where I'm going with this feature but if you want a real party, you can get competitive with a game of table tennis. The one linked below is foldable so you can put it away when you're not using it, or when you get bored of using it. 

Foldable tennis table, £75, Argos


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Paddling pool 

When the heatwave comes, you'll be thankful you beat the masses. Trust us! 

Inflatable outdoor pool, £82.99, Wayfair


SHOP: Best paddling pools to give kids a summer to remember

Bouncy castle 

If you want to really have fun, well, it's as simple as taking off your shoes and jumping on a bouncy castle. 

Bouncy castle, £1,899, eBay


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