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A Croquet Soiree

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One of my summer goals this year is to create more moments for my family. To embrace this gorgeous weather, take more walks, make more memories. After all, summer seems to be the shortest season of all, passing quickly as we focus on another deadline, another commitment, another responsibility. So in the interest of embracing this beautiful season, we threw an impromptu backyard party for our neighbors and friends – a croquet soiree, if you will. And you know what? It was perfection. Freshly-cut grass, citrusy mint mimosas and – best of all – a handful of people we treasure. And before the night was over, we snapped a few photos to remind us that summer is enjoyed best when we embrace the everyday:

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  • A Lovely Evening 1 of 10
    A Lovely Evening
    Click through to see snapshots from our croquet soiree!
  • Accessorize 2 of 10
    Accessorize
    We wanted to make the party feel special, so we set the table with vintage elements like these oversized flashcards and an antique paperweight to hold down napkins. It's the little things, right?
  • Cool Off 3 of 10
    Cool Off
    Summer evenings can be scorchers. We kept our guests refreshed and happy with citrus/mint mimosas and lemon/basil ice water (plus orange soda for the kids). Cheers!
  • Kids Invited 4 of 10
    Kids Invited
    Kids make every party a bit more entertaining, yes?
  • Snacks Aplenty 5 of 10
    Snacks Aplenty
    What's a party without snacks? Finger foods are perfect backyard party treats - no utensils necessary!
  • Seating 6 of 10
    Seating
    Because the party was so casual, we scattered a few rugs and runners throughout the lawn to allow for extra seating. Easy peasy!
  • The Spread 7 of 10
    The Spread
    Plenty of snacks and drinks kept our bellies full all night long.
  • More Food 8 of 10
    More Food
    Of course! Because in my book, no party is a true party without a serious smorgasbord!
  • Family Fun 9 of 10
    Family Fun
    Who doesn't love an excuse to socialize as a family?
  • Icy Cold 10 of 10
    Icy Cold
    Don't forget to keep those drinks chilled!

 

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