Sunday’s Showcase – Summer Entertaining Ideas | Vancouver Family Photographer
Hard to believe that we’re almost in the middle of summer! Where is the time going? But we all want to make the most of this short summer season, so what’s more fun than having some friends and family over to entertain? Here are some simple and fun ideas to make your next summer soiree the talk of the town.
You can create an easy and elegant table setting by utilizing inexpensive tableware. There are so many bright and colorful options out there in everything from paper, plastic and melamine. You can find a variety of options at discount and big box stores. String up some lights, lanterns or other festive decor. And don’t forget the small details – everyone loves a colorful straw in their drink!
When it comes to summer entertaining, food options should be light and refreshing. Of course, you can always have the standard fare of hamburgers and hot dogs, but play around with the flavors in your sides. Maybe create a theme around them such as Mexican or Italian flavors. Items that don’t need refrigeration are key – such as corn, cold salads and fruit. Create a signature drink such as a summer sangria or other cocktail and keep plenty of other drinks readily available on ice in colorful buckets.
You want your guests to keep comfortable outside so make sure to have plenty of seating, tables, etc. Also citronella candles are always welcome, to keep any unwanted guests away. Nowadays, there are so many attractive options. And when it comes to the end of the night, there’s nothing like making s’mores to top off a great party!
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