16 Jun 5 Summer Entertaining Tips
It’s summer entertaining time, and some of the best events and gatherings happen outside. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite tips to throw the perfect summer party.
Here are 5 tips for the perfect summer party:
1.) Bring the indoors out
Consider bringing your dining room table outside if you don’t have an outdoor dining set. Set the table with bright, fresh flowers, pretty placemats and colorful dishes. Create a space that invites your guests to linger and laugh all night. According to celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss, “I love using indoor-outdoor pillows, poufs and rugs as ways to make the outdoors feel homey. When hosting guests at a dinner party al fresco, I like to drape soft throws on the backs of the chairs – that way everyone can easily cuddle up if they get cold!”
2.) Whip up some pitchers of sangria!
Sangria doesn’t have to just be traditional red (although it’s one of our favorites!), but why not try Rosé White Peach or Pinot Grigio Melon?
3.) Consider the lighting
Strings of lights in trees, lanterns along a pathway or sidewalk, and candles in glass hurricanes all set an evening party a glow and add an element of festivity and romance.
4.) Surprising dishes that are best on the grill
You can make more on the grill than burgers, chicken and steak. Make the grill a gathering spot for your guests, and think about grilling pineapple, watermelon, vegetables, flatbread pizzas and bacon wrapped jalapenos. Make a lot – these are crowd pleasers!
5.) Invest in a bar cart
Fill a tub with ice to keep white wine, rosé, champagne, herbal tea and sparkling waters cold. A well stocked bar cart invites guests to serve themselves. And don’t forget a clever canister of Wands! The Wand is a great conversation piece, and your guests will enjoy their wine more during the party, and won’t regret it the next day!