Written by Georgia Lockstone

5 National BBQ week essentials

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With the 5th July marking the start of the 25th annual National BBQ Week, we’re getting all geared up to feast with our families and friends.

But before you start getting the grub together, how about making some exciting additions to your al fresco dining set-up? From linen tablecloths to marble platters, we’ve rounded up a selection of outdoor dining goodies that we reckon are bbq week essentials!

Clear Glass and Wood Drinks Dispenser, £36, ellajames.co.uk

With its rustic solid wooden top, this dispenser is sure to bring a bit of boho chic to your barbecue. We love the idea of filling it up with a homemade punch that guests can help themselves to throughout the afternoon. Best of all, it’s got a 6 litre capacity – so you can focus on socialising rather than endless refills!

Glass drinks dispenser with a solid wooden lid on a table outside - BBQ week essentials - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Ella James

Maxime Linen & Coral Tablecloth, from £65, weavergreen.com

For a rustic garden table set-up, these gorgeous tablecloths are an on-trend and super practical choice. Made from 100% recycled plastic faux linen, they’re soft and natural to the touch, but are still completely stain resistant and machine washable. Plus, there’s also matching napkins, cushions, and throws if you’re after a fully French vibe.

Linen look natural tablecloth with a coral stripe on a table - BBQ week essentials - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Weaver Green

Fresco 12-piece Bamboo Fibre Dinner Set, £34, laredoute.co.uk

Rather than using single-use plates or risking taking your precious crockery outside, treat yourself to this gorgeous bamboo dining set. The four large plates, four small plates, and four small bowls come in a summery mint green colour, and are super lightweight and easy to clean.

Mint green plate with matching bowl on top of it filled with fruit - BBQ week essentials - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: La Redoute

Midford Serving Bowl, £28, gardentrading.co.uk

With typically lots of different salads and sides on offer, serving bowls are definitely on the list when it comes to bbq week essentials! This gorgeous bowl is part of the wider Midford mango wood dining collection, and comes in two different sizes. We love the idea of pairing the bowl with the matching Midford Serving Spoons, for a wholly rustic look.

Natural bamboo bowl filled with a green salad - BBQ week essentials - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Garden Trading

Set of 3 Heart Shaped Marble Platters, £29.99, wayfair.co.uk

Avoid running out of plates by laying your barbecued meats straight out on these platters, and letting your guests just help themselves. An elegant addition to your table, we love that each platter has been carefully crafted from natural marble, and carved into a simple heart shape. But best of all, all three platters have padded feet on the bottom to ensure surfaces aren’t left scratched!

Heart shaped marble serving platter with some cheeses on it - BBQ week essentials - Goodhomesmagazine.com

Image: Wayfair

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