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Tips for eating Al Fresco with HomeSense

Outdoor picnic

One of my favourite things about summer is being able to eat outside, it really make my soul sing wether it be fresh mornings with a croissant and a cup of coffee, a midday picnic or evening sundowners on a warm evening. It's a summer tradition that is also a favourite of my son, in fact we have already had a fair few picnics in the garden and if it was up to him we would eat outside everyday.

eating al fresco

As you may already know I have collaborated with HomeSense in the past and being a hunter for a good deal and my passion for interiors I am naturally a fan of HomeSense which offers up to 60% off the normal retail price and they have some amazing pieces in at the moment to enhance your garden, summer al fresco gatherings and picnics.

Here are three very simple tips for eating Al fresco

1. Keep the food simple, fresh and enjoy a more tapas style affair such a hummus and veg sticks, cut up fruit, lightly dressed salads, pitta breads, bring colour to the plate and food you can share with others.

2. Make it special - dress your table or picnic blanket up with some pretty plates or if it's an evening affair some nice candles. We have such a short summer so why not make the most of every warm day we have.

3. Relax - let your children run free and enjoy nature, it's what summer is all about and eating outside makes it far less formal than sitting down at the kitchen table so just relax and let them have fun.

colour blocking
Lantern £12.99, Aztec throw £24.99, Two tone cushion £24.99, Blue tray £9.99 All from HomeSense

I cannot wait for hot days and long warm nights, our aim is to truly savour any good weather we have this year and enjoy every minute.

HomeSense are my sponsor for Blogtacular


  1. I love eating outside during summer too! The dream is to have a lovely garden when I'm older so I can enjoy all of the things you mentioned. Thanks for introducing me to homesense! I'll be sure to check them out

    Angi |

  2. We recently bought some new furniture for our balcony so eating Al-Fresco is something we will be doing often this summer!

    Leanne x

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  3. Outdoor eating is so much fun, especially when its warm. I just love the weather when you can go and have a bbq x


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