It is OFFICIALLY the start of Summer and though we've been prepping for it for weeks it is now game time people. Sun's out, parties are being planned and Beijos Events is filling us in on tips for summery entertaining. From bar cart to full blown tablescaping, steal their genius ideas and get ready to use them all Summer long. And for even more, check out the full gallery shot by Yasmin Sarai and Megan Welker .
For Your Summer Bar Cart
When entertaining with a bar cart, its a must you have all the pretty essentials. I love to have a fun cocktail shaker, personalized napkins for your guests, and lastly fun cocktail stirrers!
Style it up! Style your bar cart to wow your guests. Most likely your bar cart stays out for all to see. Use items like cocktail books and some fun glassware to jazz it up. When having people over add fresh items to add an organic feel to it. I like to have a wooden cutting board with fresh lemon and limes out. Use cute ceramic bowls and add some yummy nuts for your guests to munch on.
Have more then one choice of cocktails for your guests. I like options, and so will your guests. Heritage Distilling has tropical flavored vodkas that I like to use for summer entertaining.
Theme it up! I found that a lot of people like a theme to their parties. You don't have to go crazy, but it sets the mood and scene for the night. You can do something simple like a tropical theme or even a succulent theme.
Music Music Music! Its a must, no one like a quiet party. Awkward! Make a fun playlist that you know your guests will enjoy. Save some classic good time tunes for the end of the night!
For Your Summer Party Table
Take your entertaining outside! It's summer after all! Enjoy a meal outdoors with your guests and enjoy the beautiful weather.
Add personalized details. We love making our guests feel amazing by adding personal touches like place cards and menus to our tables, it dresses it all up and makes the event feel special!
Use things from your home/garden... We did have an arrangement made for this beautiful table, however we added more touches and details with fresh flowers from our own garden, to add some more pops of color!
Know your guests... Try and have something that each guest will love, and be thoughtful. For example, two of us Beijos ladies are pregnant this Summer, if you have a friend that is pregnant maybe create a special "mock-tail" for her, or if there are kids over, have some crayons and coloring books handy... You want everyone to leave thinking, what an amazing host!
Have fun! Entertaining is hard work, but make sure you enjoy yourself in the end! Maybe set the table the night before, or a few hours before so you can relax and get ready with ease before your guests arrive. No matter what you deserve to enjoy your company and your hard work!