Hey there…

I love casual entertaining but haven’t had much time lately.  With 4th of July right around the corner and the Summer season in full swing, it’s the perfect time.

Like me, some of you are hoping to gather your friends & family for that first cookout.  And I know, most of you make the same things year after year…

This year, why not shake things up?  Try a different recipe or a new signature drink?  A perfect party, of course requires good food, lighting and a delicious cool drink!


Easy Peasy Lighting

I love this idea with the bags filled with sand and votive candles. We do this at Christmas time but it can also work for Summer outdoor parties.


Flowers & Centerpieces


Save those Pelligrino or Perrier bottles and add a single stem from your garden or the grocery store.
Food & Drink

Lauren Conrad 


All Recipes

Martha Stewart

Love the idea of the bottle opener attached with ribbon!

Orzo Salad



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