It’s summertime, and whether your livin’ is easy or not, it’s a great time to entertain.
This is a perfect time to plan an outdoor party because the temperatures aren’t scorching and summer vacation time hasn’t kicked in. Throw a party soon, while everyone is still in town and ready to kick back before kicking off summer.
If you like theme parties, the possibilities are endless. Have a fiesta, a luau, a lovely afternoon tea, a fondue extravaganza, a salad supper, Italian feast, wine and cheese tasting – well, the list is endless. And more good news, warm weather months are a great time for casual entertaining. Being outdoors makes any gathering more fun if the weather cooperates and you’ve taken care to get rid of pesky insects.
After you decide on the theme, the date and time, get those invitations sent. Today hosts are sending invitations by mail, by e-mail, Facebook, a phone call, and yes, even a text. But remember, the more formal your event, the more formal the invitation should be.
The more a person entertains, the easier and more fun it becomes.
Planning and preparation are what makes a party fun, not only for the guests but the hosts. Here are some tips from experienced hosts and hostesses:
Having a party big or small, formal, informal or very casual, takes planning, but once your guests are there and you see them enjoying themselves, it’s all worth it.