Planning a summer dinner party this year? Here are a few of The Home Gourmet’s favourite ideas to give you some inspiration. Whether you fancy a casual get-together with friends in the sunshine, or a more formal dinner party with all the best gourmet seasonal produce.

Make the most of the heatwave this week and take your summer dinner party outside to enjoy the sunshine.

If formal dinner parties aren’t your thing, a BBQ is ideal for a causal summer dinner party. Lay out picnic blankets and cushions in the garden so your guests can relax in the sunshine and graze on the delicious Home Gourmet’s BBQ favourites throughout the day.

If you want to throw a more formal dinner party for special occasion let The Home Gourmet help you by creating menus with a summer twist using seasonal summer produce. Set the scene with bunches of summer flowers and plenty of greenery on a beautifully decorated table.