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How to prepare for your post-lockdown party

With lockdown restrictions easing over the next few weeks and months, enjoying an outdoor party at your London home is a tangible reality. Having been cooped up and isolated for so many months, it's important to remember to pick up all the essentials that will make your party one to remember. So what do you need to make it special?

1. There's nothing quite like a BBQ

When it comes to enjoying your outdoor space, a BBQ can make any party special. Choose your food carefully, selecting the best quality steaks, burgers and sausages. Ribeye steaks work really well on a BBQ grill because they're tender, juicy and full of flavour. Sirloins are also a great choice that will have everyone's mouths watering with their meaty fragrance as they grill on your BBQ. It's a great idea to offer a range of vegetarian and vegan options too, such as halloumi or vegetable kebabs, for any party-goers that don't eat meat. Ensure that you've stocked up on BBQ charcoal or BBQ gas to keep your BBQ running all afternoon and evening so you can feed your hungry friends and family and enjoy a long-awaited reunion.

2. Create the perfect decorations

Decorating your London garden or patio can really add an extra dimension to the welcome you offer your guests when you invite them to your outdoor party. Spicing up your outside space with fairy lights, bunting and helium balloons will make your friends and family feel appreciated and welcomed and enhance their enjoyment. To make life simpler and easier, it's an excellent idea to invest in helium that you can use in the comfort of your own home to inflate your balloons. There are both refillable and disposable options that will help to make your party perfect.

3. Keep the drinks flowing

Offer your guests a wide selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks. Catering for a group of people can be difficult but keeping a stock of the most popular favourites will make everyone happy. You can also turn your hand to brewing your own beer in advance. It might sound daunting, but with home brewing gas, it's easier than you might think. It will give your post-lockdown gathering a unique and personalised twist and can be a truly rewarding long-term hobby. If you're looking for a local supplier of helium or BBQ gas, get in touch with the team at London Gases today.