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As the days get longer and warmer who can resist inviting friends and family round to celebrate the start of spring? So mow the grass and hang the bunting, it's garden party time.
Every good garden party needs a table crammed with tasty nibbles, here are our delicious. favourites.
These vegetarian tarts are great for a light lunch, as a starter, or as part of a buffet.
Crunchy coleslaw makes an ideal side to a main meal such as glazed ham, or sits perfectly within a buffet.
These scrummy scones can be served on their own as a snack or as part of a buffet or party food selection.
These mini burgers make an inexpensive but impressive party dish
It may sound simple but this easy and refreshing potato and radish salad is perfect for a buffet or entertaining.
This substantial yet healthy dish is scented with Indian spices. It makes a great alternative to a traditional rice salad if you're planning on catering for a party or buffet.
Even the kids will apppreciate this classic '70s heaven.
Using an entire poached chicken ensures the coronation stays wonderfully moist and moreish.
The addition of potatoes in this up-styled waldorf salad makes for a more substantial dish.
This slaw makes a great addition to any dinner party spread.
A side of salmon is a real showstopper. This recipe uses tea to bring an old classic bang up-to-date.
Your party guests will love these oh-so-savoury ham, cheese and mustard muffins.
Superb vegetarian snacks for your party.
Round off a tasty buffet with these perfect springtime puds.
Another modern take on an old classic that shows off strawberries to their best.
The lavender and lemongrass in this roulade elevates a simple meringue pudding into something really quite special.
Gently flavoured with lavender sugar, lemon or rosemary, these gorgeous mini cakes look as good as they taste.
Trifles have never tasted so exotic - the unique sweetness of passion fruit runs through this luscious dessert. A must try recipe.
Trifle is a quintessentially British dish and no English soirée should be without one.
These combine the deliciously moist, crumbly texture of home-baked scones with the fruity flavours and spicy overtones of hot cross buns.
Fluffy scones smothered in jam and cream – what's not to love?
These sweet Middle-Eastern style cakes provide a light dessert and the perfect end to a three-course meal.
A delightful swiss roll recipe, this sweet treat can be frozen so you can make it in advance to use for a later occasion.
The tangy rhubarb is a great match for the creamy mascarpone rippled with sweet lemon curd.
The delicate flavour of coconut transforms this pavlova into a tropical-flavoured pudding.
Garden party drinks
Enjoy a refreshing glass of something with friends.
Lashings and lashings of home-made ginger beer is a must for any self-respecting picnicker.
A refreshing drink to serve al fresco whether you're having a party or a barbecue, or you're just relaxing in the garden.
A easy-to-make recipe for a refreshing summer's drink.
You can use grapefruit instead of lemons to make this delicious and easy to make lemonade
Get your guests in the mood for fun with this delicious cocktail made of watermelon, the juice of some limes, and some rum.
Enjoy these quick and healthy milkshakes using strawberries or raspberries - watch the kids faces when the mixture turns pink!
A quick and tangy juice with oodles of vitamin C topped with fresh mint.
A quick-to-make exotic fruit juice that gives a warming kick, thanks to the ginger.
Iced peach tea is the perfect drink for a sultry day, whether you're a southern belle or city gent.
Try this zesty orangeade with a hint of the exotic.
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