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Celebrating Britain’s Summer Bank Holidays

The nation has been anticipating April since Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton, and the extra Bank Holiday Brits will enjoy. Check out these great items that every party planner should get this Spring.

Hosting a Party

Whether it’s a party in your garden, a weekend living off the barbecue, or a chilled weekend catching up on your reading, hiding underneath a good book, you may require a few accessories to make your time off work extra fun.

If you were not lucky enough to receive a wedding invite to the happy couple’s Royal celebration this April, then you may be compensating with a Royal Party of your own, inviting a few friends to get together and celebrate a day which is going to go down in history.

If so, check out these top must-have party essentials for keeping your guests entertained.

The Grill

For those who want to host a party this Spring then you may be considering getting the barbecue out, but for those who do not have one, a searing griddle could be a cheaper alternative.

Something like the Gordon Ramsay Searing Griddle could see you cook your meat quickly and easily anywhere outside or inside the house.

It can grill up to 15 burgers or chicken fillets at any one time, and probably double that amount of sausages, so even for a medium sized party the griddle could see you provide more than enough food with that summer barbecued taste.

The Drinks

Once you have the food organised for your party, the next main important ingredient to think about is drinks.  Whether alcoholic or otherwise, if it is a hot day, you will need a variety of cool drinks to offer your guests.

The Husky Hus Undercounter Wine and Drinks Fridge will be a life saver for those party hosts out there – and it will always come in handy for other occasions where your main fridge will be packed to the max with food.  This particular model has seven shelves and is good at accommodating a variety of tastes with its combination of wine racks and shelves for canned drinks.

Good food and a cold drink is all you need to make a good party, so ensure your drinks are flowing and they are icy cold.

For a lads get together a beer fridge may be more suitable, like the Stella Artois Husky Beer Fridge which can hold all the beer you will need for one party.  It also comes with a reversible door making it easy to place in corners of your house where you have room for it.

The Smeg Union Jack Fridge on the other hand could help you show your support for the British bank holiday with its retro style.  It is also a free standing tall fridge, so a good option for those party hosts planning a larger gig.

Making Smoothies?

If you want something a bit different to offer your guests, or indulge yourself with a summer treat that you would not normally have time to prepare during the week, try making a variety of fruity smoothies.

They are simple and easy to make, and you can choose which ingredients you want to  add, whether it’s just healthy fruit and low fat yoghurt, or berries, ice cream and chocolate.

The Kenwood Smoothie Maker does all the hard work for you, so you just have to add your ingredients and then press a button.

If you would rather not serve your kids fizzy drinks from the supermarket, a Soda Stream Pure Drinks Maker could be the classic ‘retro’ solution.

This appliance only requires the user to add tap water and any other flavouring to then make the drink fizzy.  No batteries or electricity is required for the appliance to function, so kids and adults alike can have fun creating their own fizzy summer drinks wherever they are.

Homemade Ice Cream

No party is complete without ice cream and the Ice Cream Maker Magimix is another excellent party addition giving you the option to make homemade ice cream in luxurious flavours, all free from additives.  This particular model has a capacity of 1.1 litres, and best of all, can create ice cream in only 20 minutes, so even if it’s a last minute idea, or demand from hot hungry children, this ice cream maker could be a saviour for any summer occasion.

Once the food and drinks are organised, your party will run naturally and guests will help themselves to your abundant supply of refreshments so you can enjoy the bank holiday weekend too.