10 Summer Fun Essentials you can’t miss for 2017

After enjoying a taste of Summer yesterday, I am getting a bit carried away and I have decided to share some essential finds. Not to be missed for some serious Summer fun. I’ve done a little bit of research and found the boldest and most eye-catching garden accessories – perfect for taking away on holiday with you or just for taking some time out in the garden with. Who doesn’t want to lounge around in the sun on a giant lobster inflatable in your own back garden…

Colourful, quirky and guaranteed to bring a smile to yours and your friends’ faces. I have stumbled across avocado pinatas, watermelon string light and a lovely little lobster!

You can’t think Summer fun without a neon green cactus! Surely…?!

Since first seeing an inflatable pizza shaped pool float, I am in love! Sunshine, swimming pools, pizza and parties.. sign me up. I don’t have any holidays booked in this year until the end of August, so I do have a long time to wait, but I’m still getting caught up in the excitement of these outrageously amazing outdoor accessories.

Here is my top 10 poolside/garden Summer accessories.


Over 2 metres long, this lobster definitely packs a punch. Perfect his and hers sun loungers. They do say lobsters mate for life… I hope that isn’t just a rumour.
The Inflatable Lobster – click here to snap him up


Another incredibly adorable blow-up animal, this time its the otter. Available from Urban Outfitters in a pack of 2 curious critters – one purple and the other grey. Perfect for holding your drinks whilst chilling in the pool or even great at home in the garden – your G&T will be safe in these hands.

You and a friend can grab these adorable otters for only £15 for the 2 here at UO.


Long Summer evenings with pretty, quirky and colourful fairy lights scattered around the garden – one of my favourite things. Twinkling lights PLUS kitsch style shapes equals win win in my book.

I think its really important to trust in what you love, it might be a bit whimsical or a little bit niche but if it makes you happy – go with it I say!

Battery operated so you can even take them away on holiday with you too! Adorn the house, garden or patio with these little string lights. Lovely lights with cute little shapes. They would even make great additions to camping under the stars.
Pick from the four designs here at Amara. £22 per string.


No tropical scene with Miami party vibes is complete without a colourful and vibrant neon. Fun and definitely on trend for 2017 – the cactus green neon lamp is on my list for this years hottest Summer home and garden accessories. Dimmer and adapter included – plug in and you’re one step closer to Palm Springs!

Shop this neon here at Amara.


Carrying on with the cactus theme, here is a quirky and colourful drink dispenser. Complete with curly straw and bags of fun. Available online only, a steal for only £8 each.
Snap up your delighful drink sipper here by Urban Outfitters.


Here’s the mini hanging avocado pinata! Perfect for all of those obsessed with this delicious green gem. Fill with your favourite sweets and you have a party game (or drinking game) ready to go! Also would look fab just hanging in your home with all of those metallic fringe tinsel tassels.
Pop a pinata in your basket here at Urban Outfitters.


Another neon light in the top 10 summer home and garden accessories. Think paper cocktail umbrellas, mojitos and lazy days. Lively yet cool blue light reminds me of long hazy evenings. Lots of colour and fun – instantly added to your party.
Available from Urban Outfitters here.


A Summer BBQ in the garden won’t be complete this year without paper cocktail umbrellas! And these certainly don’t disappoint. Fun, colourful and vibrant. They would be the perfect finishing touch on some fruity beverages this Summer.
Set of 24 for £8 here at Urban Outfitters.


This pocket sized picnic hamper for 2 is perfectly named as the Lovers Picnic Kit. 2 forks, knives, spoons and plates – Al fresco lunch is made easy and simple with this mini picnic hamper. At just over 25cm in diameter its the ideal size to pop in your handbag and get going out the door. We just need a bit more spontaneity in our lives!
Only  £24 here from Amara. By Sunnylife. 


Saving the best ’til last… the pizza pool float. I need this in my life! It even has 2 cup holders built in. AND – if you’re friends want to get in on the action, you can join each slice to another. Eventually making up the entire pizza. Amazing!

Purchase your piece of the action here…. at Urban Outfitters.

Enjoy! Mimi x

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