Tuesday, 30 June 2015

summer party

One of my (many) favorite things about summertime is the outdoor eating and entertaining.  Whether it's coffee, fruit and yoghurt for breakfast on the deck as the sun peaks through the trees (ideally with the kids still fast asleep in their beds).  A 'mezze' for lunch, with a table filled with cheeses, homemade bread, selection of meats and chutneys and fresh fruit.  A dinner with family and friends with delicious salads, steaks or fish on the grill, chilled wine and little lights glowing all around.  It's all good.

Paperless Post - the creators of beautifully designed unique invitations and cards that make organizing your own event that little bit easier - asked if I'd be interested in compiling a post on my inspiration for summertime entertaining, from color schemes, what I'd wear, food, styling etc.  How fun is that?  I mean, just take a look at my Pinterest SummertimeEats & Drinks and Outdoor Space boards to start with.  How could I resist?

My dream entertaining space would be a sandy beach with a long table lined with flowers and candles.  Cream, tan and white, with and a touch of gold, and lights strung overhead.   Invitations would be gorgeously simply and have to include the softest bluey/grey with with flecks of gold.

Party à la plage         beach party

Dinner At The Beach             eventful | simple white set-up on the beach

A stylishly relaxed dress 'code' on a warm summer night.  Shoes kicked off (why would you need heels on the beach?), sand between our toes, soft fabrics ….. I would absolutely be wearing a dress…. which one of these would be hard to decide …..

4-in-1 trapeze dress | Gap     block-printed silk dress
Image 4 of Glamorous Printed Maxi Dress with Lace Up      Christophe+Sauvat+Chica+Bandeau+Maxi


Citrus & Basil Sangria

Citrus and Basil Sangria via What's Gaby Cooking

And a delicious spread of food…

This is the best coconut shrimp recipe I've tried and you won't believe how easy it is!  sallysbakingaddiction.com  Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Burrata Salad

Coconut Shrip  |  Tomato, Peach & Burrata Salad

Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini on Foodess

Strawberry & Goats' Cheese Crostini

Followed by a sweet treat. 

Vanilla Bean And Salted Caramel Fudge Recipe. This stuff is addictive, so delicious! And super easy.

Of course, you're all invited!

Happy Summertime Friends.

1 comment:

  1. This blog has ideas for everything that is required for a summer party. Love these venue decorations and party dresses. Food ideas are also great. Thanks for this wonderful article. I also want to rent a space for an event. I will definitely select one of these themes for the decoration!


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