FINALLY, we are allowed to see our loved ones again . . . albeit outside.
But before you head off for a socially distanced barbecue, there are some rules you have to follow.
Including the fact you shouldn’t share plates and cups with others from outside your household.
This means you need to get prepped.
There are plenty of cheap ’n’ cheerful ways to do so . . .
TAKE A SEAT: Bag two camping chairs for £12 at B&M or £7 for one — the lowest price I have seen.
If you use somebody else’s chair, do clean it thoroughly before and after use.
Or be at one with nature and settle the kids down on a picnic blanket.
I like a tartan one from B&M for £5.
COCKTAIL CHAMP: Enjoy a drink or two with the Vintage Company drinks dispenser, reduced to £12.49 from £24.99 at robertdyas.co.uk.
It is great for filling with your favourite drink, such as Pimm’s.
Grab a second dispenser and fill it with fruity water for the kids.
POP THE CORK: Being allowed to see our loved ones calls for prosecco!
Get a bottle of I Heart Prosecco for £7 from tesco.com, down from £8.50.
While you are at it, add eight plastic flute glasses for £2 — far less than Marks & Spencer’s £9.50 four-pack.
GRAB A PLATE: Bring your own plates and cutlery.
Get paper plates and cups in Poundland’s tropical range for £1.
WIPE OUT: To safely enjoy your barbecue, remember to follow social distancing rules — and keep cleaning.
I found hand santiser for £1.25 at superdrug.com and 40 antibacterial wipes at tesco.com for £1.
- PRICES are correct at time of press. Offers are subject to availability.
Deal of the day
SIX-packs of selected Pampers nappies are just £30 at boots.com – saving you £24.
Now that is definitely a bargain.
EIGHT McVitie’s Penguins are £1 at sainsburys.co.uk, down from £1.70.
NIVEA’S Protect & Moisture SPF15 sun cream is £5.99 at superdrug.com.
But you can stay protected for less with the £2.49 Lacura moisturising sun spray at aldi.co.uk .
Shop and save
KIDS, shoot for the stars with a colour-in cardboard rocket cutout!
Now £12, down from £17, at hobbycraft.co.uk.
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