Yesterday lockdown restriction in England lifted – where they are permitted to meet up in groups of six. And really, it couldn’t have arrived at a better time: it’s officially Spring here and people are already feeling the effect of the sunshine. As rumour has it, people are due for a mini heatwave too. So this got the thinking – what are six different ways people can host six outdoors and in their garden?
An obvious one but still a great idea at that – a BBQ. There’s nothing better than bringing people together and enjoying good food, good drinks and even better company. A simple idea, but people do require having the right equipment too. It’s important that people have a working BBQ. Outsunny’s range caters to all different kinds of budgets. If someone is looking for something low cost with a good output, go for this portable one. Indeed, it’s small and it might take longer to cook their food, but what’s great about this one is the air vent for control of smoke and the handle so they can venture outside your garden with it if they wish. For something a little bit more prestige, then take this American-style BBQ grill. Here they really do have it all: a main grilling area, a small side smoker box, shelves and air vent. Its cold rolled steel shell is very tough and the wheels mean they can move it around easily.With the weather being unpredictable, make sure people grab themselves a BBQ tent, it’ll keep the equipment effectively shielded if it does decide to let out a few drops of rain.
2: HOT TUB
If someone is missing the sun and sea, why not try to recreate the experience in the best possible way at home? A hot tub is a fun way to keep cool and will be perfect when the heatwave hits. They can keep it fancy or relaxed – whatever is more up their street. And although people don’t have any hot tubs to offer, they’ve got plenty of accessories to help make their day in the tub extra memorable. To keep the protected like they should do, use a parasol. This will help prevent anyone from getting sunburnt! This overhanging cantilever umbrella is an excellent choice, its side pole means their canopy will be put to full use and it’s pretty lovely to look at too. For something really special which will take people from day to night, then this solar light cantilever is a fantastic fit. With no electricity required to power it, this piece is safe around water.If they’d need a shelter which is more full coverage, then opt for a gazebo. This Outsunny pop-up shelter is highly recommended, thanks to how easy it up to set up, its open airy feel and the simple, yet elegant design.
3: WORKING OUT TOGETHER
If someone has been exercising by themselves, then the rule of six will be a welcome change. Getting into a group is great for revitalizing that motivation and doing something a little different. There are plenty of activities you can do outdoors. Some of these include:Outdoor assault course: Create people’s own mini trial, incorporating pieces like a skipping rope, stepper, dumbbells, hula hoops and on-the-spot jumps and moves. Split the group and do a relay to add in a competitive element. Yoga: It’s great that it can be done anywhere, but in the warm is even better. Grab this mat to give people a dry workout surface, keeping their clothes and skin away from any grass stains and allowing they to focus better on the positions.Trampoline: If they’re fairly new to exercising and want to do something fun with friends, a trampoline is great – it allows people to do almost anything. So whether that’s doing a stepping and jumping routine, or focusing on lunges, twists and jumping jacks, they’ll be able to pack in a fun and blood-pumping workout.
4. SUNBATHE TOGETHER
People love rushing out to their gardens and lapping up the sunwaves when they come out. Now with the rule of six into play, they can start enjoying each other’s company again whilst tanning ourselves. If they’ve already got a seat but want something different, go for this Outsunny sun bed. It can fit up to six people, but it’s also ideal for giving two people plenty of room to relax and stretch out – so they’re covered no matter how many people come over to visit. Plus, the retractable canopy on the back will keep they protected.If however, people would like to just spend time with one other person, then grab themselves these two loungers. They’re long and wide for plenty of room, with a thick long cushion and adjustable angle back to keep them comfortable. The PE rattan makes it perfect for yearly use outdoors, and it also comes with a small side table, so people can keep everything they need without having to move a muscle!
5. EASTER EGG HUNT
As it’s next weekend, then why not bring the friends and their kids together? (Kids are legally not counted within the rule of six), so people won’t have to restrict their amount of parent-friends on the Sunday. If they want to keep things as hygienic as possible, we suggest giving everyone individual baskets and also segregating their garden and assigning specific time slots – awarding prizes at the end so there’s a fare share of chocolate for them and the kids.
6. OUTDOOR CINEMA
Going to watch films with friends has certainly been missed. As the evening draws in, hosting people’s own mini-film session is a lovely thing to do. Creating a cosy and warm spot full of ambience will bring the magic into the set-up.Their first port of call is going for a large rattan seating set. People love this double corner option from Outsunny, which will easily hold everyone. Each seat is large so there’s plenty of space and the supplied cushions are very comfortable. It’s a tough and durable set, which is very much an investment piece they’ll be using this season and for more ahead. If people don’t have a corner to use in their garden, then how about this semi-circle shaped set? Just like the former, there’s plenty of space and it’s built to last quite some time. Although meant for five people, it can squeeze in six thanks to its roomy sizing.For the drinks, how about this rattan-effect ice box? It’s made to be used outdoors and has a 45 litre capacity, meaning there’s plenty of holding room for your beverages all evening long.As people are still in the beginning of spring, it can get rather chilly, especially when the sun starts to draw out. To counter this, then a fire pit is the answer. This brand-new addition to the Outsunny collection is fit to keep everyone warm. What’s even better, is that it can be used to grill food so it will keep everyone happy, fed and cosy – what other combination could people want more.To finish the perfect garden cinema set up, make sure having got a projector with a great film to watch, soft unobtrusive lighting and plenty of cushions and throws surrounding the all to sink in and switch off.