Summer is the ultimate entertaining season, don’t you think? There’s just something about the long days and relaxed vibe that practically begs to be shared with friends and loved ones. Plus, there’s usually no shortage of graduation parties, baby showers and weddings to keep the celebrations coming all summer long. Of course I love a gorgeous party as much as the next girl (or arguably more) but I also love those pretty yet simple ideas that make entertaining with style super easy. Here are 6 super chic party ideas that will make your next occasion shine!
Create the Perfect Cheese Plate 1 of 6A cheese plate is the perfect way to offer your guests little nibbles while dinner cooks! Use a mix of hard and soft cheeses, dried fruit, pickles and crackers to make it super special.
Get the official cheese plate scoop at Joy the Baker.
Take it Outside 2 of 6Make your gathering instantly special by taking dinner outside. Line a low wooden table with candles in mason jars and offer up cozy cushions for seating!
Photo by Dart Photographie.
Paint Chip Napkin Rings 3 of 6Create eye catching and fun napkin rings using paint chip strips from a local improvement store. Yes, the free kind you use to determine what wall color you love best. Your only other supplies? A printer and a craft knife!
Get the instructions from Rustic Wedding.
Mix it Up 4 of 6Jazz up the traditional Arnold Palmer by adding a dash of citrus or berry. Try blueberries or grapefruit!
Get the recipes from A Beautiful Mess.
Add Some Sparkle 5 of 6
Write it Down 6 of 6Create a cool conversation piece of a menu by noting the evening's meal on an old oar or piece of salvaged wood using a paint marker and your best penmanship.
Photo from Rue.