7 essential pieces of garden furniture for your summer party

Get your garden ready for entertaining with the latest rattan outdoor furniture

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 The vibe of a good summer party is not only set by making sure everyone has a seat. A good table for serving food and drinks, places to grab a moment in the shade when it gets too hot, or a warm place to cosy up when the sun goes down are all essential. Here are a selection of versatile rattan garden products that will make your next garden gathering one to live up to.

Integrated Ice Buckets

Find a table with a built-in ice bucket to cut down your trips to the kitchen. A selection of chilled bottles in easy reach of all your guests means more time chatting and less time doing the drinks dash as everyone can help themselves.

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 Oxford Venice corner set with rising table including ice bucket  

Relax with a daybed

 A daybed is a versatile seating option that is perfect for sunny days spent reading in the garden, but also offers a comfy seat for less formal gatherings. Options with integrated shading are great, providing somewhere safe for young children to sit out of the sun. 

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Versatile Tables

 The types of entertaining you do may be varied, meaning that a one-size-fits-all table just won’t do the job. For example, if you are eating, a dining table is a must, but this may not be the most comfortable set up for casual drinks where a coffee table would be more suited. Fortunately, there are rising tables which can quickly be adjusted to suit the occasion. 

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 Oxford Venice dining set with rising table and ice bucket   

Round Tables

 For larger parties, a round table is the best as it makes it much easier for everyone to join the conversation than a long thin table. Choose a table including a lazy susan for easy serving at meal times. 

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 Oxford 8 seat dining set with round chairs   

Plenty of Storage

Keep cushions, BBQ accessories, throws and lanterns safely stowed away during the summer months with a storage box that matches your furniture. Tidying up at the end of the night is much faster when you can fling seat pads into a box, rather than having to rummage in the shed.

Maze Living outdoor storage

Informal Bar Seating

 Recreate a chilled rooftop-bar feel in your own garden with a rattan bar set. Bar sets are a fantastic way to save space and entertain guests in style, and  even better with an integrated ice bucket as it save the need to several trips to the kitchen.  

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 Winchester 6 Seat Round Bar Set with Ice Bucket 

Patio Heater

 When the sun goes down the temperature quickly drops, long before your party is ready to end. Keep guests warm with a table-top or patio heater. Gas operated, they can be situated wherever you need them.

Patio Heater


 Maze Living rattan outdoor furniture 

 All Maze Living furniture comes with a five-year guarantee and free delivery. The strong rattan material is woven on to high strength powder-coated aluminium and can be left out year-round, with easily removable cushions that you can store in your shed. 

With a number of styles and colours to choose from, you can customise your set to perfectly suit your requirements.