The summer nights are drawing to a close. You still want to make the most of the summer evenings, though right? But it’s probably a bit late in the season to be spending big on BBQ bits and outdoor decorations. Dealz asked if I’d like to collaborate on this post and host my own barbecue, featuring some of their summer living range. It’s a year since my last one, so I said
why wine not?
The Irish weather is unpredictable at best, so I was prepared to move things inside if needs be. I really didn’t want to have to clean out the BBQ, (hands up who didn’t do it after their last one?). So, I used the disposable one Dealz sent, at €1.50 I’d rather buy a few of those and be done with it.
I got my prep underway with some fancy ice cubes, it’s nice to jazz up a boring soda water for the designated driver (or to pop in your G&T, either way!). We stocked up on plastic glasses too, but these are the real deal, it’s hard to believe they’re only €1.50 each. They’d make lovely tea light holders too. Sangria next, in an as authentic as it comes Spanish-y jug and ‘copa de vino’ glasses. I cheated with frozen fruit, shhh. When your window of opportunity in the sun is so tiny, who wants to waste time peeling and chopping fruit? Not I. Everything you see here is from Dealz; the napkins, tea towels, BBQ tools, candle holders, paper lanterns, the lot. So I’ll save you the repetitive mentions. Oh and absolutely everything is only €1.50 each. Find your nearest store here.A couple of years ago it was impossible to find Brioche rolls in Ireland and now they’re absolutely everywhere, it’s like the avocado craze all over again. I kept it simple with charred corn on the cob, (my absolute fave), prawn skewers, burgers and chips. I love the little newspaper cones. Also, less washing up!I don’t have a massive sweet tooth, I’ll always go for a cocktail or digestif over a dessert. BUT, if I can mix the two then I’m all in. I give you, prosecco pops. Yum!I admit I was on my phone scrolling through Instagram admiring all the incredible sunset pictures last night, before I looked up and realised it was happening right there and then. Summer nights in Ireland for the win!
We’ve still got leftovers in tupperware and the sun looks like it might be popping out again, so perhaps I’ll have round two this evening. The lanterns and lights are still hanging in the garden and there’s prosecco chilling in the fridge, so it’d be rude not to!
This post was sponsored by Dealz. All views are, as always, my own.
All photos my own, taken on Canon 5D Mark IV.