Hosting a summer party and don’t know where to start? Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, looking to impress the in-laws with an outdoorsy feast or just cheersing to the summer with your friends, Ocado is our go-to place to look to when we want to throw the ultimate summer garden party. 

The online grocery store is packed with all of the best supermarket saving offers, fresh produce and summer essentials you could need to throw the best party of the summer. Expect to find all of your favourite brands in one place, including luxury M&S goodies you can whip out and convince your mother-in-law you made fresh yourself. 

From BBQs to buffets and sweet treats everyone will love, these are our ultimate summer essentials for throwing the perfect summer garden party. 

BBQ essentials

When the sun is shining, there’s only one thing you can count on us Brits to do: host a barbecue party! Just the waft of the coals through the air from a neighbouring house is enough for us to want to cook up our own. 

From sizzling burgers and zesty shawarma kebabs to charred padron peppers and asparagus, plus plant-based alternatives so good you won’t be able to tell the difference, here’s what to cook up over the coals…

Buffet delights

When it comes to hosting, there are several ways you can turn but our recommendation for something that everyone is going to enjoy is a buffet banquet. After all, who doesn’t love picky bits for tea? From quick quiches to charcuterie meats, fresh salads to dips galore, Ocado has it all.

Refreshing drinks

Whether you’re after Prosecco to toast a celebration, a light rosé to go with your BBQ or soft drinks to keep the kids happy, you’ll find something for everyone from Ocado’s summer selection. 

Sweet treats

Finish the garden party off with a sweet treats table, piled high with chocolate eclairs, egg custard tarts, raspberry trifle and victoria sponges. Make sure you’re stocked up on ice creams and popsicles too in case of a warm weather emergency.


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