Here are some best entertaining tips when you are hosting a summer party.
Choose a location well in advance for your summer party. Plan other things like a complete menu; choose a serving table, create a palette and plant containers to get the summer feel. One week prior to the event, select tables and chairs, buy the required beverages and design the setting of the table. It is also important to prepare the food, set the table and do distinctive place settings one day in advance.
Flowers and greenery:
Choose a good color scheme for your party and include live plants and fern leaves etc. To get a tropical effect, opt for a colorful gerbera daisy. So many color options like orange, yellow and pink make daisies a great choice.
Set the table by color coordinating your table with hues from the fruits on your menu. Try mixing and matching various hues to get the refreshing summer party looks. Make sure to serve fresh fruits that are in season. Grilled peaches, fresh strawberries or raspberries etc are good options. Go for a mint garnish.
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Fabric and texture:
Leave the wood surface of the table exposed and place fruits in a basket, to get a natural and fresh appeal. Use linen yardage in different tones and shades and sew the napkins and runner.
Beverages for the party:
Chill the drinks in advance in galvanized buckets full of ice. This makes it easier for guests to help themselves if they feel thirsty. Lemonade in glass bottles is another great choice.
Set the garden table in an elegant fashion. Use your creativity to spice up the garden theme. A great idea is to pair philodendron leaves and hydrangea in simple containers made of glass. Add some sprigs of fresh mint into the container to add an extra charm to the garden theme.
Spread out your silverware in classy containers. This allows guests to pick up a new spoon or fork if one falls to the ground. It is also easier to be carried inside to the dishwasher when they are set in containers.