Sometimes a pool party entails an elegant and chic cocktail party with a fabulous pool in the background. No bathing suits at this shindig but instead poolside cocktails, a long gorgeous table and guests dressed to the nines. This welcome home party crafted by Chassity Evans + Marni Rothschild and Gayle Brooker is the playbook for how to host a summer party; adorable pool floats included. See the full affair from cocktails to yummy dessert right here.
Gayle, Chassity and I threw this party in honor of our dear friends Charlotte & Stephan who just returned to Charleston after a short stint living in Argentina. They had the urge to explore, so they rented out their home here in Charleston, packed up their two young children and relocated to Argentina for about 2 months.
Charlotte documented it quite well on her blog and instagram (like what they did and how they did it) and it was really just so very inspiring to all of us back home following along. Their biggest take away after assimilating into the Latin American culture was to spend more time with friends.
Hence the welcome home party we threw in their honor. We were also all dying for an opportunity to hear about their travels because they made it look so effortless and fun!
The menu from Cru catering was Argentinian inspired and we served Caipirinhas, Brazil's national cocktail. We wanted a bright and summery color palate and Out of the Garden made beautiful flower arrangements bursting with color that included lemons, garden roses, tulips and orchids.
Our fabulously talented friend Chris Teves played Latin guitar music during cocktail hour and dinner table conversation centered on family and travels. Charleston has such a mild climate and we designed our house specifically to entertain on the porch overlooking the pool garden. It was truly a perfect evening with friends. Afterwards we all vowed to make more time to enjoy cocktails and camaraderie!