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With the summer sunshine and National Barbecue Week (2nd to 11th July) on the horizon, Barratt and David Wilson Homes has cooked up some creative ideas on how Cambridgeshire homebuyers can host the best barbecue party in their brand new property.

As Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, spending quality time with friends and family has become a top priority for many. There’s no better way to create the perfect hub in your new home than with some ice cold drinks and freshly grilled food in the garden.

Will Phair, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire, said: “For those who have recently purchased a property, hosting a barbecue is not only a great way to welcome people to your home but also a brilliant opportunity to introduce yourself to your new neighbours.

“The imminent arrival of the long-awaited summer weather has ensured social media is full of useful suggestions on how to make the most of the sunshine, so we have compiled a range of top tips from our buyers on how to entertain guests during National Barbecue Week.”

Barratt and David Wilson Homes top suggestions for the number one barbecue are:

Create the perfect opportunity to ‘meat’ the neighbours

Purchasing a home ensures buyers are faced with new experiences, new surroundings and new neighbours. Communities are being formed by Barratt and David Wilson Homes across the county, meaning residents will be part of a close-knit environment.

All homebuyers are in the same boat and there’s no better way to get to know the neighbours than by hosting a barbecue. Begin a new relationship with those next door by cooking them some delicious food and sharing a drink in the garden.

Set up a salad bar in the kitchen

Each Barratt and David Wilson property has a kitchen with an open layout, providing the perfect space to put on a nice salad buffet. This will go down a treat with any vegetarian companions!

Keep the French doors open to your garden, allowing guests to get their hot food outside before simply walking through to the kitchen where there will be a delightful spread of salad, vegetables and condiments.

Liven things up with a funky theme

Create a joyous party atmosphere by hosting a themed barbecue. Whether that be Hawaiian with flowery leis and decorative shorts or Tropical with a range of exotic cocktails and meat options, a theme will always liven up the party.

Major events are also a good excuse to welcome guests to your new property, such as inviting family and friends over for a barbecue in the summer sun whilst following England’s journey through the Euros on the TV.

Discover the unconventional use for a paddling pool

It’s important to keep children attending the barbecue entertained and whilst filling up a paddling pool is a great option on those hot afternoons, there is another useful way it can be used for when the kids aren’t visiting.

Filling the paddling pool with ice provides the opportunity to preserve food and drink which may spoil in the heat. Keep the guests refreshed with an ice cold beverage whilst they wait for their main course.

Don’t forget the entertainment!

Whilst waiting for the food to be cooked or for the perfect end to an evening, provide the guests with music and games to officially become the greatest host or hostess.

Not only is this enjoyed by people of all ages, it offers the ideal opportunity to go from neighbours to friends through getting to know each other over shared interests and a lot of laughs along the way.

Will added: “Our beautiful new homes are fashioned in a way that’s perfect for accommodating house guests, offering convenience and fitting in with all lifestyles.”

Barratt and David Wilson Homes currently has properties available across Cambridgeshire at the following developments: Hampton Water in Peterborough, Darwin Green in Cambridge, Romans’ Edge in Godmanchester, Trumpington Meadows in Trumpington and Northstowe near Cambridge.

For more information about any nearby developments, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8484 or the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8485. Alternatively, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk.