Summer's here, and we've got a selection of blogs to help you get the best out of this season

The Great British BBQ

The Great British BBQ

After having our first taste of summer this month we've decided to present our guide to hosting a truly epic BBQ for your friends and family.

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Summer Kick Off Party

The Summer Has Arrived, Celebrate With A Summer Kick Off Party!

Here’s our guide to throwing an effortless start of summer party

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Simple Summer Cocktails

Sport not your thing? Try our delicious range of easy to make cocktails, perfect for the Saturday night get together!

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Easy Veggie BBQ Recipes

Easy Vegetarian BBQ Recipes

Looking for easy, tasty veggie BBQ ideas? It's about so much more than corn on the cob and grilled peppers. Try these vegetarian BBQ recipes - and enjoy!

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Summer Festival Guide

Summer Festival Essentials Guide

Forgotten something in the midst of your festival fun? Your nearest SPAR store will help supply you with everything you’ll need for your festival weekend.

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What To Pack For A Quick Trip

What To Pack For A Weekend Away

Clothes and shoes sorted? Now it’s time to think of the essentials. From food and toiletries to self-catering essentials, prepare for your next trip away.

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Staycations: Hidden Bank Holiday Stays

Staycations: Hidden Bank Holiday Stays

Looking to get away for the bank holiday Weekend? Find quirky places to stay with SPAR, from glamping and treehouses, to boats and windmills.

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Quirky Picnic Ideas

6 Different Picnic Ideas For An Impressive Al Fresco Experience

Tired of ham sandwiches and solitary apples? Picnics can be so much more, so check out our 6 different picnic ideas to revolutionise al fresco dining.

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Brilliant BBQ Tips

Top BBQ Tips: Whatever the Weather

Make the most of summer with these brilliant BBQ tips. From mains to desserts, meats to veggie options – we’ve got you covered with ideas. Get grilling!

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The pick of all picnics – what to put in a picnic food hamper

Make the most of the brighter days and get outdoors with these picnic tips and a hamper full of our best picnic food ideas. Discover more.

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School Holidays: Sleepover Party Ideas

What do you feed a gathering of hungry minors staying over one night this summer? Read our guide to hosting a kids’ sleepover with friends.

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Raise A Glass To These: Our Summer Wine Recommendations

Raise A Glass To These: Our Summer Wine Recommendations

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Serve a Lunch You’ll Love, with these Wimbledon Picnic Hamper Ideas

Serve a Lunch You’ll Love, with these Wimbledon Food Ideas

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Smashing Wimbledon Desserts to Serve this Summer

Sweet strawberries, smooth cream and sparkling Pimm’s are all tastes of Wimbledon. Here we showcase our favourite Wimbledon desserts. Discover more.

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All the Thrill of the Grill: BBQ Party Ideas

It may be the centre piece, but a great BBQ is about more than food. Consider these BBQ party ideas to make sure your guests have a flaming good time!

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Have a Brilliant BBQ with SPAR: Easy BBQ Food Ideas and Tips

What better way to spend a summer’s evening than sat around a flaming grill, enjoying some delicious BBQ food? Read our guide to hosting a brilliant BBQ.

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Last minute BBQ? Run out of ice cream? Whatever your needs this summer, we've got you covered.