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Outdoor Kitchen Trends


Outdoor kitchens are arguably one of the hottest design trends in home improvement right now. Inspired by the home integration movement, an outdoor kitchen is the perfect way to bring the indoors outside. Aussies love an al fresco lifestyle and pool owners are increasingly investing in outdoor kitchen settings to extend and enhance the use of their pool and outdoor entertaining areas.

By installing an all-weather outdoor kitchen system, it enables homeowners more time to spend entertaining outdoors socialising with their guests instead of getting stuck in a hot kitchen away …

How To Throw The Perfect Pool Party

Three Top Tips For Throwing A Pool Party
For many Australians, childhood memories are filled with images of poolside fun and party games. Marco polo, inflatable banana relay races and diving for rings.

Fast forward to today when children’s parties are often lavish affairs, will a pool party really cut it for your little one?

Here Blue Haven provides some top tips on how to throw the perfect pool party that will be as memorable as it is fun.
Create a theme
Children love a themed party and a …

Poolside Party Recipes

Need Some Delicious Summer Recipes for Poolside Party?
Splash into summer with these great pool party recipe ideas:
Summertime guacamole

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 ripe avocados, peeled, stoned and halved
½ red onion finely chopped
1 birdseye chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped fresh coriander
2 tablespoons lime juice
Corn chips to serve



Toast the cumin and coriander in a pan until aromatic. Transfer to …

Mocktails to keep your swimming pool guests refreshed this summer


While the weather warms up, so do the opportunities for entertaining around the pool. If you are looking for a fancy way of entertaining your children or your pool guests this season, mocktails can be a fun alternative to traditional cocktails.

Here are the top three mocktails to try out around your pool this summer.

Shirley Temple

Ingredients (Serves: 1)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lemon-lime flavoured soft drink
1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
1 maraschino cherry

Ready in: 1min
1. In a tall glass, combine orange juice and soft drink. Add grenadine and let it sink to the bottom. …

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