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Summertime is perfect for parties! Whether it’s with neighbors, family, or friends it’s a great time for entertaining. We’ve spent some time on our backyard this summer sprucing things up by purchasing new furniture and plants. With this, we have been loving having people over at our house for BBQ’s and get togethers. Here are four essentials to have the perfect summer party:
Our family and friends are big fans of wine, and we all love trying new kinds. With this, I always keep a few bottles on hand. Lately I’ve been purchasing Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wines in Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. At parties, I like to serve both red and white wines so that there are options that everyone will like. These wines are perfect for sharing and Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi has been around for 30 years which is amazing. They are definite crowd pleasers! Make sure you visit the Simple Entertaining Social Hub for more summer entertaining ideas.
2. Summer food
When it comes to food, nothing says summer more than watermelon! I love eating fresh fruit in the summer and one thing that I’ve been making lately is watermelon pizza. It’s a much healthier take on regular pizza which I love of course. You just slice up watermelon into triangles, top it with plain greek yogurt, add some fresh blueberries, and you can also drizzle a little bit of agave or honey before serving. It’s such a refreshing dish for the summer!
3. The perfect dishware
I’m obsessed with dishes (I think I get that from looking at my Mother-In-Law’s amazing dish collection). For summer parties, I love using these colorful printed plates and white serving dishes. Whenever I serve wine, I also always use these stemless wine glasses that are dipped in gold (I also have them in silver). They are just too fun and so perfect for parties!
I mentioned before that we purchased new outdoor furniture this summer. Our other set was starting to fall apart unfortunately, so we decided to invest in a nicer set. We purchased four chairs with the most amazing cushions, but we also have a few other chairs on hand for when we have parties. You definitely always want to make sure that you have enough seating for everyone!
What are your summer party essentials?