1. Get your Greens

Firstly, and most importantly, the barbecue. Nothing beats a traditional charcoal grill – except a charcoal grill in a stylish zesty green, that is. This compact version from John Lewis will bring a twist to your cooking.

House portable kettle barbecue, £29, John Lewis

2. Draw Straws

Pep up any beverage with the help of these super summery (and Instagram-friendly) paper straws. Did somebody say Pimms O'Clock?

Carta pack of 25 stripy green straws, £2, Habitat

3. Taste the Rainbow

Planning a picnic party? Present your salads, sausage rolls and sarnies in this colourful melamine tiffin box and get points for on-trend colour blocking style as well as organisation.

Rice Melamine Lunch Box, £46.99, House of Fraser

4. The Constant Gardener

This elegant five year garden journal helps keep green-fingered folk chart the progress of their prized blooms and vegetables – and record any thoughts and observations (plant related or otherwise). A great gift for any garden fanatic.

Gardener's One Line a day Diary, £12.99, V&A Shop

5. Shake it

Break out your mixology skills with wild abandon – there'll be no fear of broken glass on the grass with this plastic cocktail shaker. We'll have a dirty martini, please…

Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson pink plastic cocktail shaker, £9 (was £12), Debenhams

6. Times Tables

Channel a 70s retro look into your garden soirees with this outdoor dining table – its rattan detailing gives a subtle nod to the boho styling of the decade. Just add rattan armchairs, incense sticks and pineapple and cheese on sticks. Groovy.

Lyra Outdoor dining table in green, £299, Made.com

7. & 8. Moroccan Flame and Paradise Green 3

Outdoor spaces should look as beautiful as the rest of your home, so show your garden or patio some love with a dash of vibrant colour. For an exotic guise for gardens, our current favourite combo for outdoors is Moroccan Flame and Paradise Green 3 from the Mixlab Weathershield range. And what better way to show off your new look than an al fresco gathering?

To find your nearest Mixlab stockist click here.

For more ideas and products, visit our Retail Therapy: Garden Party Pinterest board or see our Club Tropicana themed feature.

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