I used to entertain A LOT. Holiday Dinners, Backyard barbecues, family parties - I just loved having folks over and spoiling them with tasty food and drinks! Of course, between my divorce in 2015 and my incredibly busy travels, and Angeline growing up and moving away, and then the whole pandemic, entertaining guests wasn't a big part of my life for the last year years.
With my first grandchild being due this summer, I intend to bring back that old hostess with the mostest spirit and I am so excited about it! I thought I'd share these 5 Tips for Being the Summer Hostess with the Mostest that will help YOU make the most of your summer entertaining as well!
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5 Tips for Being the Summer Hostess with the Mostest
Present Food and Drinks With a Special Flair
Level-Up with a Custom Mimosa Bar Kit by Cotier Brand
The sun is hot, the fireworks are prepped, and Americans across the country are planning the ultimate celebration event for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Whether it be a bountiful brunch, a backyard picnic, or a family dinner, Côtier Brand products will take your event design from ordinary to extraordinary!
This 97-piece Mimosa Bar Kit includes paper starbursts, stylishly scripted labels, eco-friendly straws, and a golden sparkle letter banner to fashion your mimosa serving station into the focal point of your upcoming event.
Give Your Guests Something Fun to Do
Create an Opportunity for Laughter and Connection with Convokins
Keeping the conversation flowing and interesting is the key to a memorable event. Côtier Brand makes breaking the ice easy with Convokins, a conversation-starter napkin game. Each gold-trimmed Convokin napkin is printed with a unique conversation starter question.
From strangers to loved ones, everyone can use Convokins to spark deeper, more engaging, and more hilarious conversations. This is such a great way to break the ice and ensure that your guests have a great time at your event!
Packages include 50 distinct conversation starter napkins with questions such as “What is your favorite dance move?” or “Where is the strangest place you have fallen asleep?” Rekindle old friendships or create new ones using the magic of Convokins.
Keep the Beverages Flowing in Style
Preserve Your Wine with a Savino Wine Saver
With its elegant aesthetics, Savino is designed to maintain fresh wine for up to a week and features an innovative float that automatically seals users' wine, preventing oxidation. Unlike other wine preservation solutions on the market, Savino does not try to control the environment of an opened bottle of wine. Its patented technology eliminates the need for the pumps, gasses and corks. It creates a new, beautiful environment designed to preserve and serve wine.
It is dishwasher safe, 10.5 inches tall for a perfect fridge fit, weighs 2.5 pounds and holds a standard 750ml bottle of wine. MSRP $29.95+ and available at www.savinowine.com.
Make Sure Your Kitchen is a Warm, Inviting Space
Illustrated Kitchen Towels by Marcella Kriebel
With a paintbrush in hand, Marcella Kriebel has us craving everything from fresh veggies and fruit to cocktails and more. The food artist and illustrator, cookbook author, and overall food lover creates beautiful art prints, stationery, and kitchen towels, all celebrating food and travel. Her collection includes two illustrated cookbooks and more than 100 vibrant watercolor prints.
She is also supporter of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, donating profits of her recent calendar to their cause supporting farm workers rights, and social justice initiatives of Latinos in Central Valley California. Painter, author, muralist - art embodies everything Marcella touches.
Explore just a sampling of her best-sellers to add to your home:
- Illustrated Feast Art Prints Watercolor creations of fruits, herbs, produce that will make you want to head to a farmers market soon! From $24.
- Kitchen Towels The perfect addition to any kitchen! Bring art into your home with these beautifully illustrated towels that include succulents, fruit, breakfast, coffee, charcuterie, and so much more. Price: $24.
Don't Forget to Provide Some Ambiance with Music
Limitless Innovation Tiki Tunes Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Get the backyard party started with Limitless Innovations’ Tiki Tunes - a portable bluetooth wireless speaker that has 6 hours of continuous audio play time as well as tiki-inspired LED flickering flame. Equipped with an IP65 rating, it is the perfect indoor/outdoor speaker for use at home or on-the-go! Enjoy true stereo sound by connecting the two speakers together for a dynamic sound.
How awesome is that?! No BBQ is complete without tiki torches and a speaker so this product allows you to have both at the same time! Starting at $49.99, you can purchase this cool portable speaker at limitlessinnovations.com or Amazon.com.
Will you be entertaining this summer? I would love to hear about your plans!