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Waitrose summer party ideas

Summer is a great time to come together and spend time outdoors. It can be refreshing to break routine and impulsively arrange social gatherings in the sunshine. We’ve hand-picked quick and easy summer food and drink recipes so that you can entertain your friends at home and in your local outdoor spaces. Check out our Heston barbecue and football party guides below for all the inspiration you need to throw a perfect summer occasion to remember.

Kids picnic

School’s out for summer and what better way to entertain your troops than getting outside and having fun in the sun. For a fantastic family day out we've suggested some easy picnic recipes and ideas to keep the kids happy on their holidays. 

Ice cream recipes

Bring on the sunshine with these easy-to-make summer fruit lollies and ice creams- a perfect treat for kids and adults alike. 

Football party ideas

Football fever is alive and kicking, so it’s time to embrace the beautiful game and celebrate with friends, family and great food. Win, lose or draw, we’ve got a selection of recipes inspired by the different nations heading to Brazil, so you can feed the fans through half-time, extra time and dare we say, penalties.

Heston's ultimate barbecue

Sunshine and warm weather can only mean one thing - it’s barbecue time. 
Fire up the grill and create a little Michelin star magic at home with Heston’s ultimate barbecue recipes. Think smoky beef burgers, Asian-style ribs, succulent chicken wings and hot dogs with plenty of bite. With 20 smoking hot Heston recipes, including Midwest baby back ribs, spicy kebabs and slow-cooked pulled pork sandwiches, it's time to get outside and get your grill on.