Sarah's tips for a stylish long weekend barbecue
What are the first things you think about when it comes to styling a plate or a table?
It has to look inviting and enticing. I don’t want my table to look too stark or too perfect. You want it to be inviting, to make you want to dive right in. Keep it looking fresh and colourful and a little bit rustic.
Creative ways to serve food – that won’t cost the earth?
Make a doughnut stand! That means it’s easy for anyone to grab a doughnut and it can be there all day for family and friends to keep nibbling on.
Easy ways to give your table the wow factor?
Forage around in your garden or local area to add pops of greenery or colour, and use little crates or boxes to create different heights on the buffet table.
Tips for easy entertaining?
Make life simple for yourself on the day and choose dishes that you can prepare the day before. We all want to enjoy celebrating together. I love making big, one-pot wonders like paella. It might seem fancy, but it’s actually super easy to whip up and everyone will love it!
How to you tie everything together?
Pick a cuisine – that way you know all the dishes will taste nice together and it makes it simple to decide on what dishes to create. Spanish dinner party or Indian. Keep it simple and let the food speak for itself. Then use lots of nice big platters with colourful, tasty food.