The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising, we have officially reached the dog days of summer!
This summer be sure to keep cool with friends and family by offering to host a day outdoors filled with tasty summer treats, mouth watering cocktails and plenty of fun in the sun.
Incorporate unique details into the food, decor and entertainment for the party. Here are some fun and easy tips on how to create a fun, cool environment for your guests
Food: Add flavor and a splash of color to any dish!
Grilled Skewers, Sangria, Fruit dish
- A great addition to any dish is an arrangement of fruits and veggies on wooden skewers. Try a grilled mix of onions, colored peppers, cherry tomatoes, and pieces of pineapple. These flavorful sticks compliment any meal.
- Soak pineapples or watermelon in a flavored rum or vodka for a tasty treat.
-Make a flavorful homemade ice tea, lemonade or sangria filled with fruit.
Carve out frozen lemons, limes and oranges and fill with sorbet for a sure way to keep guests cool.
Decor: Be Creative & DIY with Mason Jars
Flowers, Glasses, Candles
- Drop votives, tea lights or citronella candles inside mason jars and hang from tree branches or place on tables. It will help keep bugs away and provide a cozy atmosphere.
-Arrange fresh flowers from your garden and display in jars both in and outdoors.
-Add colorful straws, umbrellas or fruit wedge to each mason jar for a fun beverage glass for your guests.
-String white lights on trees that will shed some light and create an ambience.
Entertainment: Music & Games
Umbrella, Games, Fire pit
-Provide some background music to keep an up beat tempo throughout the day.
-Set up a station filled with fun games like cards, checkers, sole cups and ping pong balls, and a variety of sports balls.
-Have an area where people can hide from the sun – under an umbrella, a place in the shade or indoors.
-Gather around the fire pit to make smores after the sun sets.