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86478a_1024_270_270_140331105002What every great party needs is an absolutely daft retro toy to play with. At £9.99 this space hopper from Cargo is such good value you can go and buy four of them and have drunken races down your garden in your beachwear while Pharell Williams blasts out of your speakers reminding you just how happy you are, and the kids are… well, who cares, you’re in the race-zone, nothing else matters.

After acquiring some competitive injuries – the 100m Olympic final has nothing on the drama of half-cut men with a midlife crisis to flex – you may wish to finish off with a spot of kite-flying (£9.99) to see who can get it stuck in a tree the highest…

1166skully…before enjoying a cold umbrella lollipop (£5 for 6 holders) – vodka flavour preferably as this has been scientifically proven to stave off the rain. Um, fact.

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