For centuries human beings have gathered together to enjoy a meal. Whether this has been around a campfire or in large banquets, it is the one aspect of our nature that helps to keep us connected with one another.
As the pandemic led to lockdowns and people isolated away from their family and friends for long periods of time it is understandable that the desire to connect with others has only become stronger and stronger. With the restrictions relaxed to allow us to meet up with others outdoors, what better way is there to join together than with a nice picnic or barbeque?
If you are planning a garden or outdoor gathering there are a number of things that you will want to consider.
- Make sure that you check the currently restrictions and limits that may be place for the number of people that may gather together at any one time and observe any social distancing and hygiene practices that need to be in place.
- Think about who you want to invite. The chances are that you have a long list of people that you want to catch up with, but maybe consider those you are closest too or have missed the most during the last year and a half.
- Shade is important as the weather can be unpredictable here in the UK. Shade in the form of a sun shelter or beach shelter will not only help to keep you out of the heat but it will also provide you with an option should the weather turn cloudy.
- Food and drink should be next on your list. You will want to think about how you can serve the food safely and allow people to still connect with one another. Bring and share lunches have become very popular, where each person, couple or family brings their own food to enjoy at the gathering. You could also look at pizza vans for your local community and arrange a small gathering to enjoy their tasty delights.
All you have to do now is enjoy the company of your family and friends, along with some great food!