Entertaining your friends in the garden, or even in the local park, is just one of the many enjoyable aspects of summer. If you enjoy dining in the fresh air, and like to organise picnics and BBQs as soon as the first rays of sunshine peep out from behind the clouds, you might already be thinking about your Al Fresco dining options. Despite the recent crazy warm spell of weather, spring has no arrived so here are a few items you might like if you want to make your Al Fresco dining even more memorable this year. Here at Just Slate we have some fabulous items that are a perfect fit in helping you make the most of dining outside.

Stoneware & Mango Wood Bowl & Paddle Set

Add some extra elegance to your Al Fresco dining experience with our ultra-chic Stoneware & Mango Wood Bowl & Paddle Set. The set features three beautifully designed bowls that are secured by a sturdy wooden board. All three of the bowls have been whitewashed and individually coloured, making for a really eye catching design. You can use the bowls individually, or as a set, depending on your needs. The versatile design means that the bowls can be used for serving snacks at any occasion. This exquisite set is ideal for serving summer treats to guests and also makes a great gift idea for any occasion.

3 Gold & Enamel Nesting Trays

There’s nothing ordinary about these elegantly designed trays; their pastel tones will instantly add style and sophistication to your Al Fresco dining experience. The 3 Gold & Enamel Nesting Trays are perfect for serving delicious chutneys and creamy dips, dried fruits and nuts or other small snacks. The summery colours - a combination of strawberry milkshake pink, bubble-gum and mint green compliment each other nicely, and the set makes a chic gift idea for any occasion.

Antipasti Oak Large Serving Platter by Scottish Made

The Antipasti Oak Large Serving Platter by Scottish Made is just what you need when you’re looking to make a great first impression. The serving platter is a generous size, ensuring that there should be enough of your delicious fare for everybody! Each of these boards have been sourced by a local Scottish organisation dedicated to preserving the Scottish woodlands. So, not only is this platter great to look at, you can also enjoy knowing that by purchasing one for yourself or a friend, you're also supporting a great cause!

Stoneware & Slate Mezze Duo

You can also add a touch of style to your Al Fresco dining experience with these Stoneware & Slate Mezze Duo dishes. These natural stoneware dishes are absolutely stunning to look at, with their smooth two-toned finish which contrasts beautifully with the dark slate underneath. The serving dishes also make a great impression when used to serve snacks, nibbles or dips. These beautiful and sturdy dishes are an ideal size for many different uses.

Highland Sheesham Serving Tray

If you're someone who likes to entertain, you'll know that it's usually easier to host larger groups of friends if you're eating outside. And if that's the case, you'll know that you'll need plenty of serving trays as well! The Highland Sheesham Serving Tray has been designed from top-quality Sheesham wood, which is well-known for its superior durability and premium quality appearance. Our Sheesham serving tray features a handsome contemporary etched tartan design which makes for bang up to the minute style - and it sports nicely built stainless steel handles which offer a reassuringly good grip for forays into the garden! This serving tray is another great choice as a gift for all occasions.