Summertime and the livin’ is easy, especially if you have our handy Summer Entertaining Must Haves guide at the ready!
Whether it’s at the beach, the local park or in the backyard, entertaining in summer is all about easy, breezy products that are as beautiful as they are functional. From providing shade, to serving delicious meals, keeping mozzies at bay or keeping the kids busy, we’ve found the most incredible products for summer entertaining in Australia. Oh, and we happen to have a bunch of amazing, exclusive discounts just for Mouths of Mums readers – so there’s no better time to stock up!
So slap on the sunscreen, pump up the tunes and gather your nearest and dearest for a summer of fun!
Lightweight Beach Tent
Whether you are entertaining the crew at the beach or the kids in the backyard, this versatile Beach Tent from Byron Bay Beach Life is the perfect option.
Super lightweight – with a compact carry bag and a kit that has everything you need. Able to be set up by one person in minutes, the handy Beach Shelters high and low sun set-up configurations offer all-day Sun Protection, with plenty of shade to entertain in. Tested and rated to the highest level UPF50+ which blocks approximately 97.5% of both UVA and UVB rays.
Timeless, chic designs will ensure you are the envy of the beach, protected under a beach shade that won’t block your view or a cooling breeze. See you at the beach during the spring/summer entertaining season.
- Use code MOM10 for 10% off beach tents at Byron Bay Beachlife. Expires 31st January 2023
2-in-1 Air Fryer and Grill
Make spring and summer entertaining a breeze with the first XXL air fryer with a unique grill plate and Flexcook dual cooking zones that allow two different foods to be ready at the same time!
With Flexcook, you can personalise your cooking space. The generous 6.5L capacity is perfect for preparing larger meals while the divider transforms a single cooking area into dual cooking zones. The Sync mode allows two cooking programs to run simultaneously to prepare two different meals and enjoy them at the same time!
High-Tech Backyard Fun
Outdoor play just got an upgrade!
KidiGo NexTag is WAY more than just tag—it’s a high-tech spin on 20 different backyard games including capture the flag, freeze tag, and hide-and-seek.
There’s no internet needed to play, all you need are the four included electronic units and adjustable arm bands! A friendly voice explains the quick and easy-to-learn rules so kids can start playing fast. No referee is required, the game lets you know who got tagged, who’s safe, and who’s it. There are single and multiplayer games or the WHOLE family can get in on the fun. Go from four to eight players by combining two KidiGo NexTag systems (sold separately).
Play indoors or out with a 36m range between units. All you have to do is press the big button and tag, you’re it! Suitable for ages 5+ years.
Eco-Friendly Party Cups
Summer picnics and get-togethers will be sorted with a complete Frank Green party cup set in your bag of tricks.
Made using tough, food-grade stainless steel and fitted with a spill-proof lid, each colourful cup is lightweight, packable and perfectly portable. Whether it’s beach days, park days or vacay adventures, these eco beauties keep your smoothies, teas and juices within reach wherever you roam. Each cup holds 475m and straws measure 182mm. Colours include black, pink, green and white.
Sets include 4 x reusable party cups, 4 x splash-proof lids, 4 x removable straws.
Organic Insect Repellent
Keep those pesky biting insects away (and your skin happier) with this Certified Organic alternative to traditional insect repellents!
From Eco by Sonya Driver, this innovative outdoor spray is DEET free and is suitable for adults & children. It is cleverly formulated using a blend of citronella, basil & lemongrass to deter mosquitoes, whilst the essential oils will hydrate and nourish your skin.
Perfectly sized for handbags, it’s the natural way to banish the bugs and reward your skin. Win-win!
Fragrant Citronella Candles
If there’s one thing that’s most certainly not welcome at any summer soiree, it’s pesky mosquitos. Thankfully, Dusk’s range of Outdoor citronella candles is on hand to help keep unwelcome intruders away – and make your party zone smell heavenly.
Choose from classic Citronella in a peach hue, or the fragrant Citronella and Lemongrass version in glorious green. Both varieties are infused with essential oils to repel insects naturally – no chemicals needed.
Protective Food Covers
A must-have for anyone who loves to entertain outdoors, these protective food covers come in three sizes to take care of all kinds of dishes – from fruit kabobs to your freshly cooked snags!
Each features a woven seagrass base with bamboo and mesh folding cover. Practical and ultra-lightweight, it’s the simple way to keep insects off your lunch – and add a bit of rustic flair to your spread!
Round-shaped covers are available in 40cm and 45cm sizes; a rectangular version is also available measuring 47cm x 38cm – perfect for platters!
Portable Party Grill
It’s the ultimate party helper, ready to serve up double-decker deliciousness to all your family and guests.
The lower level comes equipped with eight mini pans for grilling prawns or frying up brekky eggs, while the top level includes a natural grill stone and reversible grill plate. Use the flat side for perfect pancakes and the griddle for meat and seafood.
And if you’re stuck for ideas, the set comes with fabulous recipe ideas to get your summer of entertaining off to a roaring start.
Luxe Outdoor Lounge
With luxe looks and room for all your guests, the Hemingway outdoor lounge is the perfect spot for a party pit stop.
Expertly crafted from acacia and polywood, it’s tough, reliable and ready to see you through years of get-togethers with family and friends. The set includes seating for five, plus a modular coffee table which you can position wherever you like.
In neutral shades of charcoal and natural wood, this is a lounge suite that slides effortlessly into the modern outdoor entertaining zone.
Take your tunes with you this summer! From Sonos, which is famed for its fantastic range of audio equipment, Roam speakers are small enough to fit in handbags and smart enough to deliver precision-engineered sound wherever you may be.
Waterproof, drop-resistant and equipped with a 10-hour battery, the Sonos Roam is voice-enabled and connects via WIFI to stream audio from your phone, tablet or computer using Bluetooth technology. Automatic TruPlay Technology adapts the sound to your surroundings and the refined design makes it a statement accessory on your picnic rug.
Choose from five shades, including Olive, Sunset and Wave.
Cute & Colourful Glassware
Summertime drinks just got a whole lot more fun thanks to these colourful ribbed coupes!
Made entirely from 100% food-safe borosilicate glass, they come in sets of two, and each holds 250ml of your favourite bevvy.
Choose from Cool Gray, Ginger Biscuit, Rosa Powder, Jungle Teal, Menthol and Arctic Blue – if you can!
Designer Market Umbrella
With the sun beating down, treat your guests to some stylish shade this season with a stunning Market Umbrella from Australian brand, Business & Pleasure Co.
Simple to set up and put down, it has a large span, adorable cotton fridging and a removable, washable canopy. The signature canvas is specially treated to withstand water and UV rays to protect you, your loved ones and all that food you spent so long preparing!
It even comes with its own cover for pack-up and storage.
Cosy Fire Pit
When the sun goes down, but the outdoor summer festivities are still flowing, there’s one thing you need: an outdoor fire pit.
From Early Settler, this sensational matte-black pit is the contemporary accessory your backyard needs this season. It’s made from steel and features heat-resistant paint for a luxe look that will look fantastic for years.
Want to take it up a notch? There’s also a matching wood storage rack available.
The Coolest Cooler
Made using a tough combination of iron and aluminium, this seriously cool cooler is the helper you want by your side all summer.
It cools drinks and food for up to 12 hours and even comes with a bottle opener – because you don’t want to be caught without one of those!
In classic cream, it won’t cramp your beach style one bit – but it may attract even more guests to your picnic!
Sensational Smoked Salmon
Few foods are more perfectly suited to summer entertaining than seafood – and smoked salmon is a hands-down favourite.
Available at your local supermarket, Tassal Smoked Salmon is sprinkled with sea salt and slowly cured in a temperature-controlled room. Then, it’s gently smoked over beechwood for a melt-in-your-mouth texture and just the right hint of smokiness.
Tassal Smoked Salmon makes it easy and convenient to enjoy this protein-packed snack however you wish. Pop it on top of canapes for pre-dinner drinks with friends, or add some to your homemade pizzas for a quick meal full of the goodness of Omega-3.
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