How to prepare your house for a party

Now is a great time to entertain outdoors and we can help you throw your next party at home. We’ll give you some tips on how to set the scene and some good ways to personalise your party space.

Get creative with dinner table décor

If you’re having a dinner party, a great tip is to make a table centrepiece with succulents and native cuttings. Whether you put them in mason jars, hessian or even old tea cups, they look great in whatever container you have. 

You can also decorate your table settings with cuttings from your garden such as sprigs of lavender or thyme tied with twine

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Create a garden bar

If you’re having an alfresco party, an outdoor garden bar or kitchen is a great idea. This can make it easier as you won’t have to duck inside to serve your guests. Whether you want to go ahead and make one out of old pallets or simply decorate an outdoor table, you can’t go wrong! You may also want to consider some outdoor heating for those cooler spring nights. 

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Lighten the mood with festoon lights

Whether you’re inside or outside, festoon lighting will brighten up your place. You can wrap them around trees, hang on walls or fences and are perfect for hanging along the roof or between posts.

Fire up the BBQ

No matter how big your place is, you can still fire up the barbecue and cook a feast. If you have a small backyard or patio, a kettle barbecue is great. If you have a larger area, cooking on an outdoor kitchen or even a pizza oven is sure to impress.

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What’s next?

For more great ideas on outdoor entertaining, check out our Outdoor Living page or pop into your local Bunnings

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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