“Hooray it’s here” I hear you shout…as promised the heat wave has arrived and temperatures have been soaring in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. It’s the perfect weather for a marquee wedding or party but ensuring that your guests are happy and are keeping cool is also very important. The beauty with all of Alresford Marquees marquee’s is that as many walls as you wish can be taken off, opening up the marquee and transforming it into an open-air venue.
We mentioned before that we love the sun parasols that can be stored outside the marquee for guests to use at leisure but here is the link again www.umbrellaboutique.co.uk
A popular request is using one of our stunning Chinese hat marquees which make the perfect bar area outside. This allows guests to mingle and stay shaded but still enjoy the glorious sunshine
We are loving some of the ideas we have seen from the caterers we work with and Caper and Berry based in Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex have been sharing some of their recipes with us for delicious cocktails that will have everyone thoroughly impressed and refreshed
The Elderberry Fizz
A little elderflower, fresh raspberries, mint and champagne
And for the mocktails why not try
Lemongrass, ginger and berry crush
Wonderful and refreshing with ginger ale, fresh lemongrass and berries
Hampshire and West Sussex are in their prime of Asparagus and Watercress season which make fantastic components for summer canapés and dishes and once again Caper and Berry have been impressing us with some of their ideas which have captivated the summer season.
Smoked trout and watercress mousse with vodka tomato salsa
Fresh Asparagus griddled and wrapped in Parma Ham
Why not provide guests with sun cream and after sun in the loo’s ensuring that there are no sore noses and shoulders the next day and for the cherry on the cake we absolutely adore the idea of serving guests ice cream from a vintage style van www.icebaby.co.uk
We hope that this weather is set for the rest of the Summer but please make sure you stay cool!