Every August, the UK grinds to a halt as the Great British Bake-Off begins and we're treated to a smorgasbord of delicious baked goods each week.

And, as fans of the show will know, the grand final is hosted in the midst of a beautiful outdoor party that millions of people up and down the UK would love to attend. It's a wonderland of balloons, bunting, and Battenburgs, and it's any cake lover's dream day out.

Well, with the new series on the horizon, why not get inspired and host a Bake-Off-style party in your own garden? To help you get started, we've put a few essential tips together below that will take you from getting the invites sent out to setting up your garden (and everything in between), so be sure to read on for more.

Get your guest list and invitations sorted

The first step to hosting your own Bake-Off party is to

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