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29 Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat

Fruity, creamy, boozy—the possibilities are endless and oh-so-delicious when it comes to popsicles. If you’re looking for new and tasty ways to beat the heat, these 29 mouthwatering flavor combos will blow your mind. From watermelon mojito to creamy fudgsicles, plus game changers like black forest cake, winesicles and even creme brulee, these frozen treats are perfect on a hot day.

29 Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat
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29 Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat
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Host the Best Pool Party Ever

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time to start writing down your summer bucket list. In the top spot? Throwing the hottest pool party of the summer—maybe even ever. With a little help, you’ve got this. Once the food and drinks menu is set, all that’s left is making sure everyone has an amazing time, and with the items below, that’s a guarantee.

Pool Party Essentials
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Pool Party Essentials
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The Ultimate SMP Memorial Day Playlist

The grill has been prepped, the appetizers are ready and the sun is shining which can only mean one thing, it’s Memorial Day Weekend. The unofficially kick-off to summer is the perfect time to spend with friends and family, but no BBQ is complete without a killer playlist. If you’re looking for a little music inspiration, look no further than our STYLE ME PRETTY SPOTIFY PLAYLIST - sure to get the party started!

The Ultimate Style Me Pretty Memorial Day Playlist

Comment below with songs you want to hear and we’ll be sure to add as many as we can to the Ultimate Memorial Day playlist. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Spotify for ultimate wedding playlists & more!

Summer Sea Breeze Cocktail

Looking for a go-to summer cocktail that’s delicious and refreshing (and super easy to make)? Look no further than the Sea Breeze. It’s been a fan favorite in our household for years, so much so it was even one of our signature cocktails at our wedding. Best part? If you aren’t a cranberry fan, just take it out and voila! You have a Greyhound. It’s like having two cocktails in one.

Summer Sea Breeze Cocktail
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Serves 1Ingredients
  • 3 oz of Cranberry Juice
  • Splash of Grapefruit Juice
  • 1.5 oz of Vodka
  • Grapefruit Wedge
Instructions
  1. Pour vodka over ice
  2. Add Cranberry Juice
  3. Top with the splash of Grapefruit
  4. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge or lime

Photography: Erin McGinn | Styling: Abby Capalbo

Abby Capalbo

Design, Styling, Parties
Lobster Roll Two Ways

There has been a lobster roll war going on in New England for years. If you are from Maine, you like your little delicacy cold and simple. From Connecticut? Warm and buttery. Me? I just like any lobster roll I can get my hands on. So I’ve mastered two simple lobster recipes that will keep all the guests who pass through our house this summer happy, and giving me an excuse to keep lots of lobster on the menu…

The Maine Lobster Roll

Simple and classic, this version lets the lobster flavor really shine.

1/4 cup mayonnaise (I prefer to go light on mayo, or I whip up a nice aoli – but don’t tell anyone that)
4 1 1/4lb lobsters, steamed
2tbsp fresh squeezed lemon
Salt
Pepper
4 flat sided hot dog buns
Celery, Paprika (if desired)
Bibb Lettuce (if desired)

1. After steaming the lobsters, crack the tails and claws to remove the lobster meat. Drain and refrigerate for at least an hour.
2. Meanwhile, combine lobster meat, mayonnaise, lemon, salt and pepper (add celery and a dash of paprika, if desired) until everything is one big happy family
3. Brush inside and outside of the hotdog bun with butter, and place on a griddle. Remove when both sides are the perfect amount of toasted.
4. Layer the bottom of the bun with lettuce and fill with a heaping helping of classic , American lobster goodness (around one lobster per person).

The Connecticut Lobster Roll

Warm and buttery, there is no denying these are delicious.

4 1 1/4lb lobsters, steamed
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 lemon
Salt
4 flat sided hot dog buns

1. After steaming the lobsters, crack the tails and claws to remove the lobster meat. Drain.
2. Brush inside and outside of the hotdog bun with butter, and place on a griddle. Remove when both sides are the perfect amount of toasted.
3. In a saucepan, melt 1 stick of unsalted butter. Season with salt.
4. Remove from the heat and layer in that gorgeous lobster meat.
5. Serve warm and with a side of butter, because why not.

Photography: Erin McGinn | Styling : Abby Capalbo