There is no better way to enjoy the nice sunny weather than with picnics, barbecues, dinner parties, bridal showers and any other excuse you can come up with to get friends and family together to share good food and great company. Check out these easy summer entertaining tips that will have your guest leaving impressed and thinking- how does she do it?
Summer Entertaining Outside
If the weather is right and you have the proper amount of shade, bring the party outside. Throw a blanket down, pillows for seats and decorate the table top with wild flowers. This casual dining setting will have guests feeling completely relaxed as they enjoy natures tranquility.
Summer Entertaining Appetizers
In my many years of entertaining I was completely in the dark when it came to the anatomy of a cheese plate. Typically my approach when creating a cheese plate was- make it look pretty… I it never occurred to me that there was a science behind the presentation of the food but turns out this makes a lot of sense. These appetizers are perfectly complementary to one another in both taste and texture. Organization of these items is key too; you don’t want guests reaching across one another for bread that is on the opposite side of the cheese wheel.
Summer Entertaining Indoors
If it is too warm to entertain outside, bring the outside in. Nothing says summer more than this nautical themed tabletop. What’s especially great about nautical theme is that it is completely gender neutral and can be used for really any event, from a bridal shower, to dinner with friends. While you’re at it, if you’re entertaining indoors you’re going to want to make sure your home is looking its best…
Summer Entertaining Update Window Treatments
A quick and easy solution to giving your home a little update before having guests over is new window treatments from 3 Day Blinds. Take your dining room from drab to fab in a jiffy. You don’t want guests to be distracted by your disheveled and broken blinds or outdated draperies. 3 Day Blinds has lots of window treatment ideas for your dining room that will be the perfect solution to updating your home before entertaining this summer.
Summer Entertaining Dessert Bar
Make guests departure from your gathering extra sweet with this adorable ice cream bar. Buy a few different ice cream flavors and an assortment of toppings and voila! This is exactly what guests will be craving on a warm summer day or night.
Regardless of the event you will be throwing this summer, hopefully these tips from 3 Day Blinds have inspired you to entertain family and friends this summer.