DIY Series: Bring your outdoor entertainment A-game


DIY Series: Bring your outdoor entertainment A-game

Spend quality time with family and friends by bringing your outdoor entertainment A-game, with a little help from Westfield Manukau. There will be no competition for the title of hostess with the mostess (or host with the most) with our foolproof guide. So read on and get that shopping list ready!

It’s all about snacks

Whether you’re standing around the barbie or having a picnic, snacks are essential. Keep it simple with the classic chip and dip or if you want to take your snacking game to the next level, experiment with delicious insta-worthy platters featuring a moreish assortment of antipasti, cheese and fruit. Pick up everthing you need from Countdown. Need to spruce up your servingware? Check out Farmers for a stunning selection of wooden boards, ceramics and cheese knives.

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Make a meal of it

Cut your prep-time by leaving the cooking to us. Pick up your favourite takeaway like Naan bread and Butter Chicken from Shamiana or pita chips from Pita Pit. Perhaps free-range peri-perio chicken from Nandos or ribs and chips from Char Bar or donuts from Epiphany Need some inspiration? Browse all of our takeaway options here

Get busy in the kitchen

If you prefer to DIY it, why not have a barbeque? Get fresh buns, sausages, patties and toppings or step it up with Mitch Orr's succulent grilled lamb chops and juicy peach salad. Finally, top it off with these scrumptious and equally delicious Passionfruit Vanilla Ice-block Bars. Pick up all the ingredients you needs from Countdown.

Image source: Australian Passionfruit

Don’t forget the drinks

Stock up on your favourite beer, wine and spirits from Countdown. If a cocktail is more your thing, try this refreshing Lychee Orange Bluch Cocktail recipe.

For the non-drinkers and the kids, grab mineral waters and soft drinks or make your own mocktails and serve them in large jugs or drink dispenses from Typo or Farmers.

Image source: Aussie Lychees by Megann Evans

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