I was in Pottery Barn recently and they had so many cute things out for Summer. I love this time of the year for entertaining outside, until it gets 110 degrees, then not so much. Here are my three things you need to host a fab party this season…
First, a good cocktail book. I picked up this fun one as a wedding gift for a co-worker.
Punch Parties by Ben Reed shares all sorts of drink ideas. Whether it’s a cool Cosmopolitan Punch, a sophisticated Sangria Blanco or a tangy Mojito, there is nothing like a beautifully prepared drink to add flavor and festivity to any social occasion – or to provide a reason to celebrate! And with a large selection of non-alcoholic refreshers and tasty light bites to serve alongside, award-winning mixologist Ben Reed has created the perfect guide to hosting a truly unforgettable occasion.
Second, you need a stylish dispenser for serving the drinks. They are everywhere in retail right now. I have four in my party pantry. Line them all up on a serving table with lemonade, iced tea, sangria and margaritas. Something for everyone.
Last, I love these chalk board tags from Pottery Barn
Don’t just use them for dispensers (which is how they’re marketed at PB), use them to label your cheeses on a cheese board, hang on your front door to let your guests know the party is around back, or hang on a wine bottle with a sentiment as a hostess gift. The possibilities are endless.
One day soon I will show you my own party pantry and the essentials every good hostess should have on hand. Cheers!