There is nothing like a summer evening soiree with a beautiful table-scape, twinkling lights hanging in the trees, and delicious food to share with friends. When planning your summer gathering, here are a few tips to make your dinner party a success.
All of the new décor craze is rustic inspired, with soft blues and bright yellows, floral arrangements and burlap. When making your place setting, don’t be afraid to mix colors with textured fabric.
Most dinner parties are intimate affairs with few friends. For your guests, make a hand-written place card that personalizes the place setting. If it is a more relaxed dinner with buffet style heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, use menu tents to label the dishes. On the buffet table place small finger dishes on Lucite trays that match the décor of the party.
When creating the menu, keep in mind dishes that won’t send you into a food-coma. Southern dishes that can be worked into any menu are barbecued pulled park or corn on a cob. As with every social gathering, wine pairs well with any meal. Matching Lucite ice buckets can keep the wine chilled against the summer heat. The summer is the best time to entertain friends and an easy excuse for enjoying great food. Whether it’s a sit-down dinner or a relaxed summer cookout, we’re here to help with crafting a dinner that will be one of the highlights of your summer.
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