August 19, 2019

10 Tips for Summer Entertaining [Recipes]

1. Don’t make it fancy. Nobody likes a stuffy party. Let your guests pour their own drinks, take off their shoes and kick their feet up where they want.

2. Ask your friends to help you during the party! They want to! Slicing bread, setting the table, lighting candles, serving prosecco or ” target=”_blank”>Famous Guiltless Cobbler recipe with strawberries and raspberries and serve with coconut milk ice cream.

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6. String up some white christmas lights on a tree or from one tree to another. This will add an enchanted feel to your garden and add magic to your party. Don’t ever take them down!

7. Don’t have a summery house? Invite your friends to a potluck picnic at the beach or a local park. Make a ” target=”_blank”>mealandaspiel.com.